Who'd ever have thought of it ?

published 4 years agoComments : 2Views : 1885
Tags : tourism | volcano | economy | recession |

If I had said to someone a month or so ago that Ireland would basically be closed down to all inbound and outbound travellers, because of Icelandic volcano ash in the air, I suspect I would instantly have been surrounded by a posse of burly men in white coats, armed with massive syringes full of horse tranquiliser…….

Here in the Killeen House, we received a bucketload of cancellations from overseas Guests as a result of this volcanic ash - business that we could ill afford to lose in these challenging times. I read the other day that the Irish Tourist alone was impacted by over EURO 50 million as a direct result of the whole thing

It just goes to show you, that – despite all our marvellous knowledge and technology – Nature still rules!

It reminds me of the old saying

If you want to give God a laugh – tell Him your plans

Can anyone out there, try and predict the next major item that might cause this level of disruption? I’d love to hear from you……. 

Readers comments

1) James OMeara said 3 years ago:

it's frightening how reliant we have become on travel and modern technology is it not Michael ? any one of those two elements disrupted and our lifes are thrown into chaos, and the tourist industry especially....

2) John Curran said 3 years ago:

>> next major item that might cause this level of disruption ? hmmmm - its a hard one as there is no real precedence here in this level of disruption especially where air travel is concerned. a prolonged meteor shower from outer space ????!!!!

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Michael, along with his wife Geraldine, owns and operates the Award winning Killeen House Hotel, in beautiful Killarney. Prior to purchasing the Killeen House, he worked in a variety of different positions in various locations all over Ireland, always in[...] the Hotel & Tourism Industry. He is passionate about about Irish tourism, and in his own words (and in one of the worst puns imaginable!) he "eats, sleeps and drinks" the business! He has grave worries about things right now, but ever the optimist, he knows that even though there are tough times at present, that things will definitely improve over the next couple of years. The challenge for Michael - and many more like him - is to ensure that he is still standing at the end of the downturn, and that he is positioned to play his part in the great upturn that will inevitably come about following the severe downturn......
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