Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (591)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

591. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans of Bord Fáilte for accessible tourism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52838/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Tourism Action Plan 2019 - 2021 includes a commitment that the tourism agencies will review international policy and best practice in relation to accessible tourism with a view to identifying how Ireland competes internationally for the accessible tourism market. In order to attract more overseas visitors Fáilte Ireland will initially pilot a programme with Local Authorities and local industry in the development of Ireland as a top-quality accessible tourism destination.

I have asked Fáilte Ireland to provide the Deputy with further details with regard to their plans for accessible tourism.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

Question No. 592 answered with Question No. 585.