Monday, August 03, 2020

Pictured at the On The Way Cafe in Killala are Hannah Munnelly, Carmel Dunleavy, Iggy Dunleavy, and Eva Deary, Fáilte Ireland. Picture: Michael McLaughlin

Fáilte Ireland’s Covid-19 Safety Charter acts as a clear visual indicator to drive confidence among holidaymakers to take a ‘safe’ break in Ireland.

As the country continues to progress along the Government’s Roadmap for reopening society and business, the intention to take a break in Ireland among Irish consumers is growing.

Fáilte Ireland’s latest consumer sentiment research shows that 60 per cent of Irish people are now planning a short trip in Ireland in the next six months.

The domestic tourism market is now vital for the industry as a whole, particularly west of the Shannon where the revenue generated in the tourism season is crucial to the economic wellbeing of towns and villages.

Many people living on the east coast have indicated they want to come west in the next few months for a staycation but safety is a significant concern for these people.

Responding to these insights and the potential growth in the domestic market in 2020, Fáilte Ireland has introduced the Covid-19 Safety Charter to provide reassurance for consumers that they can book their domestic holiday with confidence.

The On The Way Cafe in Killala is just one example of a local business that has received its Covid-19 Safety Charter.

To be eligible to sign up to the Covid-19 Safety Charter, businesses must agree to the terms and conditions of the charter, to adhere to the official guidelines for re-opening relevant to your sector, and to ensure that all your employees undertake requisite Covid-19 safety and hygiene control training.

To find out more about Fáilte Ireland’s Covid-19 Safety Charter and to sign up, go to www.failteireland.ie.

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