Hotel and guesthouse owners in Kerry are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on their businesses.
That is according to the Irish Hotels Federation.
The UK is Ireland’s largest source of inbound tourists, accounting for over 40% of overseas visitors into the country.
Over 95% of Irish hoteliers surveyed, are concerned by Britain’s economic stability and the effect it will have on them.
Excessive local authority rates, labour and utility costs are particular concerns to hoteliers.
Terence Mulcahy, Chair of the Kerry Branch of the IHF, notes tourism provides 12,000 jobs in Kerry and contributes €380m to the local economy annually.
He cautions, however, continued growth in the sector cannot be taken for granted with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.