Midwest Response

Hotels across Cork preparing to reopen with 2 metre distancing

It was confirmed this week that the reopening date was being brought forward which has been widely welcomed by those in the tourism and hospitality sector. There are concerns about the viability of the 2 metre social distancing rule with many hoping that will be reduced over the coming weeks. Speaking to Cork’s 96FM & …

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Tough times for tourism trade as it absorbs coronavirus shock

In mid February, Carrick-on-Shannon hotelier Joe Dolan was preparing for the 2020 season ahead. The tourism sector, especially in Border areas such as Leitrim, had just dodged the bullet of a no deal Brexit and the Bush hotel owner was looking forward to some much-needed trading certainty. By mid-March, he was mothballing the business and …

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Cork tourism businesses respond to new published guidelines

BUSINESSES working in the hospitality sector in Cork have welcomed the publication of new guidance for the sector, but admit it will bring some serious challenges. The guidance, published by Fáilte Ireland, provides detailed advice for hotels and guesthouses, caravan and camping, self-catering business, attractions, B&Bs, activity providers, and restaurants and cafes planning to open …

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