Low bookings in Tralee hotels for Festival week

Hotels in Tralee are reporting low bookings for the week of the Festival of Kerry. The event will run from Friday August 19th until Tuesday the 23rd.The numbers of people from inside and outside the county who travel to the festival have been dwindling in recent years and it was hoped the new organisers of the Festival would bring the crowds back.P.R.O. Ted Keane says there is a five-year-plan in place to rebuild the Rose of Tralee to its former glory and he is not concerned by the slow rate in bookings.The President of Tralee Chamber of Commerce, Daithi O’Connor agrees that it’s now more of a family festival that has the backing of local businesses.