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Hotel sector study to begin imminently

Wed, 21 Oct 2015

Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly
Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly

Research into the Island's hotel sector is urgently needed according to the Department of Economic Development.

Plans are in place for a study which will assess the future of the sector - examining the potential in redeveloping and repositioning existing stock.

Self-catering accommodation figures are steadily increasing as bed spaces in hotels have slumped by a quarter since 2003.

Described as a 'key driver of the economy' by Minister Laurence Skelly - the department says it requires current information on issues affecting the sector.

The qualitative and quantitative research will be conducted by 'Hotel Solutions' imminently.

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