Concern growing among Sligo businesses over lack of tourism accommodation

Concern is said to be growing among businesses in the wider Sligo area over a lack of tourism accommodation for this upcoming season.


There are fears locally that the increased use of hotels for refugee accommodation will push up prices for tourists.


Nationally, 12 percent of registered tourism accommodation is being used for humanitarian reasons – rising to 20 to 30 per cent in some counties.


Fáilte Ireland’s latest also survey shows that the cost of accommodation is the number one concern for attraction and activity operators.


Neil Walton, owner of Voya Seaweed Baths in Strandhill says there has to be a balance that meets the needs of everyone: