One is­sue with in­ter­na­tional travel is that air­line ca­pac­ity cuts be­come a self-ful­fill­ing proph­esy. Re­duce the num­ber of seats avail­able and fewer peo­ple will travel

Irish Independent - Business Week - - BUSINESSWEEK -

One is­sue with in­ter­na­tional travel is that air­line ca­pac­ity cuts be­come a self-ful­fill­ing proph­esy. Re­duce the num­ber of seats avail­able and fewer peo­ple will travel.

There are other com­pli­cat­ing fac­tors. Tourism ser­vice providers also need the do­mes­tic hol­i­day mar­ket. They need Ir­ish peo­ple to head to Gal­way or Done­gal for week­ends.

But a weaker ster­ling will en­cour­age more peo­ple to look at week­end breaks in Lon­don or the Scot­tish High­lands.

Un­for­tu­nately, there is a bit of whiff of hubris around the tourism sec­tor at the mo­ment. Be­cause so many other mar­kets are per­form­ing well, the Bri­tish ques­tion might not be fully ad­dressed.

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