• Its being hoped that Irish tourism will cope with VAT hike successfully

    7 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    The primal scream from tourism and hospitality operators in terms of the return of their VAT to 13.5 percent is comprehensible, considering the scale of dissatisfaction among those, particularly the rural people, who expected the 9 per cent would be retained yet again.
    However, the reaction from the budget day has also been somewhat distraught. When the dust settles, it will turn out to be apparent to the level-headed that the world has not ended.
    Following the keepvat9 hashtag on Twitter in recent times, I was struck by the outsized levels of hopelessness among smaller operators. They...
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