Fáilte Ireland urges tourism sector to step up preparations for Brexit

REPRO FREE 5.3.19 Fáilte Ireland urges Tourism Sector to Step Up Preparations for Brexit and Diversify into New Markets . Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has addressed the Irish Hotel Federation’s Annual Conference in Killarney today (Tuesday, 5th March) and used the opportunity to appeal to hotels and other tourism businesses to step up their efforts to diversify into newer markets ahead of Brexit. PICTURED L/R : Paul Kelly, CEO Failte Ireland; Michael Lennon, President Irish Hotels Federation (IHF); Martina Bromley, Head of Entreprise Development & Hospitality Failte Ireland; Tim Fenn CEO IHF.Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ie Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : [email protected] WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.iePRESS INFO -- New MarketsThe National Tourism Development Authority launched its latest Brexit Response Programme at the IHF Conference.Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has addressed the Irish Hotel Federation’s Annual Conference in Killarney today (Tuesday, 5th March) and used the opportunity to appeal to hotels and other tourism businesses to step up their efforts to diversify into newer markets ahead of Brexit. Fáilte Ireland is investing €5 million this year for business supports to ensure the Irish tourism sector is both ‘product-ready’ and ‘industry-ready’ ahead of the UK withdrawal from the EU.Paul Kelly, Chief Executive of Fáilte Ireland said:“While it is still difficult to quantify the range and scope of impacts that Brexit will have, our key message to tourism businesses is ‘prepare and diversify’. Any tourism business which does not have Brexit contingencies as a central focus of its 2019 business plan needs to act fast. To help businesses to prepare, Fáilte Ireland is investing €5 million this year to support the tourism sector in its preparations. This marks a significant ramping up of our activities t

Fáilte Ireland is urging the tourism sector to step up preparations for Brexit and diversify into new markets.

The National Tourism Development Authority launched its latest Brexit Response Programme at the IHF Conference in Killarney.

Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has addressed the conference and used the opportunity to appeal to hotels and other tourism businesses to step up their efforts to diversify into newer markets ahead of Brexit.

Fáilte Ireland is investing €5 million this year for business supports to ensure the Irish tourism sector is both ‘product-ready’ and ‘industry-ready’ ahead of the UK withdrawal from the EU.

Speaking at the launch, President of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Michael Lennon said the sector cannot stand still and must be prepared for any and all contingencies.