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Cork Hospitality Businesses Back Call For €12m Brexit Fund

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Cork Hospitality Businesses Back Call For €12m Brexit Fund

A new survey by Cork Chamber of Commerce found 77% of respondents back the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation's (ITIC) recent call for a €12m annual fund to minimise the Brexit effect on tourism.

The Irish Examiner reports that Cork's business community have agreed that a €12m stimulus package for the tourism industry is required to help them with a slump in UK visitors to the city and county in the past 12 months since the Brexit vote.

West Cork has traditionally benefited from British tourists, while East and South Cork are also popular, it reports.

"There is a lot of awareness around borders, customs, imports, and exports, which undoubtedly are major threats that need to be addressed as high priorities," said Cork Chamber president Bill O’Connell.

"However, with visitor numbers from the UK dropping, it is widely acknowledged by our member base that further supports are needed to protect the tourism sector from the vulnerabilities of Brexit."