Tourism chief claims Jarvey dispute won’t affect international conference

13 Nov

The Jarvey dispute won’t have a detrimental effect on the international tourism conference which begins in Killarney this weekend.

That’s according to the Vice President of Marketing and Sales with DERTOUR, Kevin Keogh. The German tour operator is holding its annual Reiseakademie or Travel Academy in Killarney, which will see over 900 German and Austrian travel agents, tourism industry professionals and influential travel media descend on the Kerry town for a two-week period.

Jarveys in Killarney are continuing to protest at the entrance to Muckross House in Killarney, as they’re being denied access to the National Park because of their refusal to attach dung-catching devices to their jaunting cars. Concerns have been raised by Fine Gael’s Olivia Mitchell that the striking Jarveys could spoil attempts to entice travel chiefs to the country. But Kevin Keogh says the Jarvey dispute won’t turn off the visiting travel agents.

The Chairman of Tourism Ireland and former Kerry Group CEO Hugh Friel says Dertour coming to Killarney is a major boost to the town.

via Radio Kerry News

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