Mick Clifford Podcast: Where have all the tourists gone?

Mick Clifford Podcast: Where have all the tourists gone?

Summertime but the living ain’t easy this year if you’re in the tourism business.

Those in some of the most beautiful parts of the country, particularly down the western seaboard, are facing into a season that is hugely curtailed.

That, in turn, deprives thousands of the means to get through the long winter.

John Fitzgerald, who is based on the Ring of Kerry and operates with his wife a seaweed tours business, talks to the podcast about how they and most of their community are hoping to salvage what they can from the curtailed season, some of which will be as a result of an expected boom in the staycation market.

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