With the Summer season finished and schools reopen, hotels are now reporting a 70% drop in projected revenues for the month of September, compared to this time last year.

A new survey by the Irish Hotels Federation shows bookings for September & October have plunged, with average room occupancy levels at 30% in the West, and just 24% nationally - compared to 86% for the same period last year.

The hotels federation says additional stimulus measures are required to save the sector - such as reviewing the 6-person limit on indoor gatherings, extending the wage subsidy scheme, extending the rates waiver period for tourism businesses, and reducing tourism VAT to 9%.

Mayo Chairman of the IHF, Westport hotelier Darren Madden says it was a busy Summer for hotels across Co Mayo, but there are significant challenges for the months ahead.

 

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