Visitor numbers drop by 900,000 - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 23, 2010
We really need to get Bord Failte out there encouraging people to come to the Green Isle.
900,000 @ €1,000 per head takes nearly €1 billion out of economy multiplied by whatever approriate multiplier.
What is we had a airport tax for Irish people holidaying abroad for the next 5 years - say €50 per person if you are out of country for more than 5 days. Might encourage people to holiday at home. This together with a reduced minimum wage in hospitality sector could help maintain & create employment at home. Might also help the NAMA figures with income for hotel owners / developers
No airport tax for visitors. Let us encourage Europeans & Britains mainly into the economy.