Hotels and guesthouses in Clare are facing their harshest ever start to a new year due to a collapse in room occupancy figures according to the latest industry survey from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).
Shannon Spring Hotel, now five years in operation, has managed to successfully navigate the Covid-19 crisis through a number of innovative business ideas such as an extensive takeaway menu, a beer van as well as afternoon tea at home.
Operations at Shannon Airport can be salvaged by changes to the Government’s testing and aviation policy according to one Clare TD while mixed reactions have ensued following confirmation that Ryanair will close its base at Shannon and Cork Airport for the winter.
THE hospitality industry in Clare creates 12,000 jobs and generates €266 million for the economy every year. Within just a few weeks we’ve seen its revenues plummet by up to 100 per cent – a development which will have a lasting impact on all our lives unless emergency measures are implemented now.