CTTC describe the proposed increase in charges at the Cliffs of Moher as ‘Bazaar’

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Clare County Council, which runs the Cliffs of Moher Experience, has informed Coach and Tour operators of increased charges for the 2021 season. As part of the customer agreement that operators received, they must sign up in order to receive the proposed new rates. 

Members of the Coach Tourism & Transport Council (CTTC) are surprised that in a new tourist season that will a best be challenging and most likely be non-existent, the operators would consider increasing charges. Nobody can be sure when visitors will start to come back in any significant numbers but in the short term it is likely that operators of tourist attractions will be competing for business. It will likely be plenty of supply with little demand as the tourist economy recovers.

CTTC Chairman John Halpenny said that the future for the sector is precarious and uncertain. He said that while it did look good for a return to school services were assured, all that changed at Christmas as the Covid-19 virus entered a second wave. “We don’t know what the future holds for the tourist sector yet, but this year certainly does not look good. Nobody could start to predict when a recovery will come. I really hope Clare County Council would re-consider their proposal to increase charges, it certainly does not send out a positive signal, particularly when hotels and other businesses’ around the country are going out of their way to offer good value to potential visitors.”

Latest issue
Advertising
Latest posts
The shuttles will run 7 days a week, for up to 10 years. The new service includes a complete transport system, validated safety, and…
*faigle Kunststoffe launches hanging straps with antibacterial properties Passengers on public transport usually don’t think twice about reaching for hanging straps. Now, Vorarlberg-based plastics…
100 new Zero Emission buses and EV charging infrastructure are heading to Translink in Northern Ireland.   The new battery electric buses will be supplied by…
City Sightseeing Glasgow  will launch a full fleet of brand new electric open top buses, supplied by Wrightbus, making it one of the world’s…
Thousands of bus and coach industry professionals attended the Euro Bus Expo 2022, as the highly-anticipated event returned to the NEC Birmingham this week….
Bus Éireann has celebrated its employees’ achievements in 2022 at the regional annual GEM (‘Go the Extra Mile’) Awards, which recognise excellent customer service,…
The MAN Lion’s City E was announced as the International Bus of the Year (IBOY) 2023 at a special ‘Stars of the Year’ ceremony…
Following Citylink Ireland’s acquisition of GoBus, the National Public Passenger Transport Coach company has revised its corporate look, as featured recently by Universal Graphics,…

This website uses cookies in order to improve the site and user experience. By continuing to use it, you agree to our Privacy Policy.