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More than a third of guest rooms in Kerry and Cork booked for July

Apr 9, 2021 17:04 By radiokerrynews
More than a third of guest rooms in Kerry and Cork booked for July More than a third of guest rooms in Kerry and Cork booked for July
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35% of rooms in hotels and guesthouses in Kerry and Cork are already booked for July.

That's according to the findings of a nationwide survey by the Irish Hotels Federation.

Following the recent Government announcement that it is looking at reopening hotels and guesthouses in June, properties in certain parts of the country are showing signs of an uplift in summer bookings.

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This survey by the Irish Hotels Federation was carried out between Tuesday and Thursday of this week and the results are based on 330 properties with almost 33,000 guest rooms.

It shows that hotels and guesthouses in the south west region of Kerry and Cork say occupancy for July currently stands at 35%, it's 33% for August and 23% for September.

That compares to between 11 and 15% for the same months in Dublin city and county.

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Chair of the Kerry branch of the IHF, Bernadette Randles says there is still a long way to go before hotel occupancy reaches even last summer's levels, adding recovery for the sector will be a challenge requiring continued Government support.

Ms Randles is encouraging people to plan their holidays and breaks early while there is still choice and availability.

 

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