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Local hotelier highlights danger of price hikes as sector due to reopen

May 4, 2021 13:05 By Shannonside News
Local hotelier highlights danger of price hikes as sector due to reopen Local hotelier highlights danger of price hikes as sector due to reopen
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With international travel still off the cards for the short term, hotels around the country are seeing serious domestic demand for the Summer months.

Local hoteliers are warning of the danger of price gouging ahead of the hospitality sector's reopening next month.

As part of the new roadmap towards the re-opening of the country, accommodation services can reopen from June the 2nd with services restricted to overnight guests and residents.

The announcement last week has led to a surge of bookings at locations around the country with local hotels noting major demand for 'stay-cations'.

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However, consumers have been raising fears of excesses price hikes and price gouging from some operators in the industry.

Manager of the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon, Joe Dolan, says much of the region's hospitality trade relies on repeat business.

Speaking to the Joe Finnegan Show, the businessman says local hotels will not alienate their customers for a short term gain:

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