Deirdre McGlone, owner of Donegal's 4-star Harvey's Point hotel, has called on the government to provide support for the county's tourism industry to ensure it remains competitive following Brexit.
A key issue for the hotelier is that Donegal's tourism sector must avail of the reduced VAT rate of 9%, which would also benefit facilities such as theatres, museums and art gallery exhibitions which tourists are likely to visit. McGlone added that the government should set aside additional funds which could be used to market Donegal to potential visitors.
If Donegal is to properly maintain its biggest economic contributor, McGlone believes that industry members and the government need to work together to limit the fallout from Brexit reports the DonegalDemocrat.ie.
“Number one, we need to remain true to 'Céad Míle Fáilte', but number two, the government incentives like the 9% VAT and the additional funding for marketing would be important in keeping the destination firmly to the fore. So I think, individually, keep going, but overall I think the government needs to support our region in making sure that growth continues,” said McGlone.