Fáilte Ireland welcomes the establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce

May 21, 2020

Fáilte Ireland has today welcomed the establishment of the Tourism Recovery Taskforce announced by Ministers Shane Ross and Brendan Griffin.

Welcoming today’s announcement Paul Kelly, CEO of Fáilte Ireland who is a member of the Taskforce, said the Taskforce is a critical and urgent working group dedicated to ensure the tourism sector recovers from this crisis as quickly as possible:

“The impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector has been catastrophic and the establishment by the Government of a Tourism Recovery Taskforce is very much welcomed by Fáilte Ireland.  I look forward to participating and constructively engaging with my fellow members and with our Chair Ruth Andrews who has extensive knowledge of the tourism sector. Each member brings expertise and a passion for rebuilding the tourism industry so I am confident we will agree innovative plans with urgency to ensure the tourism sector can survive and emerge from this crisis ready for business.  In parallel to the work of the Taskforce, Fáilte Ireland will continue its comprehensive planning and business supports work with thousands of tourism businesses and sectoral bodies as we try to rebuild the tourism industry together.”