As you heard on yesterday’s show, the Burren EcoTourism Network was celebrating after being named Lonely Planet’s ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ for 2021. This was a welcome boost for the tourism sector and all involved. This, coupled with the promise of several potential vaccines for Covid-19, are the first rays of hope for the sector and it’s recovery in the new year.
However, the road will not be easy and many issues still remain – including the viability of Shannon Airport and the threat that Ryanair and Aer Lingus won’t resume operations from the regional base in the new year. What exactly are the biggest issues facing tourism in 2021 and will we be able to overcome them?
On Wednesday’s Morning Focus, Gavin Grace spoke to Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland.