Tourists to Kerry complain of high prices

One quarter of tourists visiting the county say the price of eating out is too high. Signposting, traffic congestion and the cost of accommodation also feature in their complaints. The findings are contained in a major survey released today. This survey will ask searching questions of the tourism sector in the county , the bugbears of tourists are all highlighted.Eating out is considered too costly by 26 per cent – almost the same number say signposting and traffic were worse than expected, while one-in-ten say the price of accommodation was more than they anticipated. The report says that visitors should be encouraged to spend more time in the county and is concerned that two-thirds were on their first visit. The authors say dissatisfaction with the tourist office in Tralee needs urgent attention, as do roads, signs and traffic. It’s also recommending that fewer tourists with a higher spend should be the objective.