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Adare adds 'Manor Lodges'

Adare Manor has launched a new self-catering offering called Manor Lodges.
The bedroom count of the Manor Lodges ranges from two to four. The two bedroom lodges can accommodate up to four guests and the four bedroom lodges can accommodate up to eight guests.
Each Manor Lodge has its own private entrance, air conditioning, ensuite bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining room and a living room.
The Manor Lodges are located immediately adjacent to Adare Manor dining destination The Carriage House, and are a three-minute walk from the Manor House.
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Cork goes 'Al Fresco'

 More on-street dining zones will be served up in Cork city centre over the coming days as diners embrace the city’s first eat-on-the-street experience.

 PrincesStDiners have been flocking to Prince's St to dine al-fresco since Monday and approval is expected within days to allow dining in car-parking spaces on MacCurtain St, it has emerged as City Hall encourages food businesses elsewhere to unite, devise a “coherent and comprehensive” eat-on-the-street proposal for their area, and engage with City Hall.
 Lord Mayor, Cllr Joe Kavanagh, visited Prince’s Street to experience the eat-on-the-street zone himself.
 
 
 

'Safe to Trade' cert for Hilton

The Hilton Garden Inn Custom House hotel has re-opened to the public, having become the first Irish hotel to receive the ‘Safe to Trade’ hospitality industry accreditation, hiltong0620launched in direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
 Located on Dublin’s Custom House Quay, the hotel is managed by Amaris Hospitality  and is the first of the Group’s 30 hotels across the UK and Ireland to reopen to the public, following a significant investment of €600,000 in measures to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and guests across its portfolio.
 Ahead of re-opening, Amaris Hospitality has undertaken an extensive training programme with employees and has made significant changes to its hotel operations in all areas as well as the provision of PPE equipment and rigorous cleaning regimes through Hilton’s CleanStay programme which has been designed to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to Hilton properties.

 

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Travel Agents Seek Clarity

The Irish Travel Agents Association  has again called for clarity from the Government on the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, stating that Ireland is now standing alone in Europe in terms of travel restrictions. The current guidelines have caused confusion for both travel agents and their customers, as the Government has not cancelled flights, but is advising passengers against 'non-essential' travel..

 The Association is dissatisfied with the mixed messaging from the Government, and believes that a clear decision must be made between cancelling all flights and offering compensation to affected customers, or implementing ‘air bridges’ between countries in Europe with a similar rate of recovery to Ireland.
 The ITAA has previously discussed the option of ‘air bridges’ with a number of Tourist Boards from other EU countries that are deemed to have the COVID-19 pandemic under control.
 
 ITAA CEO Pat Dawson stated,
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ITIC's €1.5bn 'Wish List'

Tourism needs €1.5bn in grants and liquidity supports from the new Government’s stimulus package next month if many firms are to survive the summer and the winter with no eoghan0118money, ITIC has said.

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation launched its wish list for a rescue package because of what it says is the serious threat facing thousands of  tourism firms and hundreds and thousands of jobs.
It also warned that the quarantine on British visitors was “a blunt instrument”, saying there were better ways of achieving health safety.
“There is room now for the Government to introduce the policies and investments to get tourism out of this hole because we are being walloped at the moment,” said Eoghan O’Meara Walsh, its chief executive.
Mr O’Meara Walsh said 2020 “will be very difficult” with the industry relying solely on domestic tourism despite 70% of the value of the market normally sourced from international tourists. 
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