Failte Ireland confident of upturn in 2010

Failte Ireland is predicting that despite a tough year ahead, the tourism industry may turn the corner in 2010.

A tourism industry briefing in Galway today has heard that two thirds of tourism operators are expecting business in 2010 to be similar or better than 2009.

Failte Ireland is reporting brisk bookings already for the year ahead and it is hoped a home-holiday marketing programme will attract more people to take a "staycation" this year.

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