The hospitality sector is keen to see Covid-19 supports continued “well into 2022”, according to a Galway hotelier.
Wayne Neilon (46) , group general manager at the Connacht Hospitality Group which owns and runs five tourism and hospitality businesses in Galway city says the industry is keen to see a continuation of Government Covid-19 supports as the sector continues to recover.
“While tourism performed very well during the summer months in some regions, including Galway, hotels and guesthouses now face a very uncertain period up until June 2022,” Mr Neilon told the 'Irish Independent'.
"The average hotel occupancy nationally is projected to reach just 32pc for this year.
"However, we need firm commitment that the supports will be maintained until the impact of the pandemic has passed. This is crucial to protect employment in the sector.”