The Irish Hotels Federation has reiterated its call on the Government to include hotels as part of the core infrastructure for reopening society on 1st December. Tim Fenn, Chief Executive stated that Irish hotels are proven to provide safe, controlled environments. “Hotels can help to ensure a safer reopening thereby minimising the risk of increased infection rates,” he said. Hoteliers are calling for people to be allowed to travel outside their county and for in-door dining in hotels, including for non-residents, to be permitted as part of the reduced restrictions from 2nd December.
The pub sector is urging the Government to allow it to fully reopen after Ireland exits its second lockdown on December 1.
New figures from hotel industry market data company STR have revealed that Northern Ireland's hotel occupancy level was 23% in October.