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Tourism Industry Calls For Help In The Budget

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Operators warn thousands of jobs at risk

Tourism operators are warning that thousands of jobs will be at risk without a kickstart fund in Tuesday's budget.

Three organisations have spoken out, calling for a 10 million euro injection to help them make it to the next travel season in the Spring.

They say sustainable businesses have faltered due to public health restrictions, and claim there's 2.7 billion euro worth of inbound trips to come after the pandemic.

Rob Rankin from the Inbound Tour Operators Association says jobs are in danger both directly and indirectly:

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