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Killarney councillor denies hospitality sector is price-gouging

May 25, 2022 13:05 By radiokerrynews
Killarney councillor denies hospitality sector is price-gouging Killarney councillor denies hospitality sector is price-gouging
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A Killarney councillor is denying that the hospitality sector is engaging in price-gouging.

Independent councillor Niall Botty O’Callaghan, whose family runs the Fáilte Hotel in Killarney, says there’s many factors feeding into the shortage of accommodation faced by tourists.

He says a percentage of rooms are taken out of mainstream accommodation due to the arrival of Ukrainian refugees.

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Cllr O'Callaghan says hotel accommodation should be booked in advance.

He claims that people can find good value in Kerry if they’re willing to shop around and options are available.

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Cllr O’Callaghan says prices at the Fáilte Hotel remain at the same rate from Monday through to Sunday and prices have increased 5 euro from last year.

Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan previously warned the hospitality sector against price-gouging amid reports of ballooning hotel room rates.

Cllr O'Callaghan is inviting Minister O’Donovan to spend a day with him at his family's hotel.

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