Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Ceisteanna (66)

Maria Bailey

Ceist:

66. Deputy Maria Bailey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the way in which the recent conference held in Dún Laoghaire on accessible tourism could inform ways to benefit Dublin's and Ireland's tourism industry; the follow-up action taken in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25317/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The accessible tourism conference recently held in Dun Laoghaire was the first of its kind to be held in Ireland.  Accessible tourism is about making environments, venues and services suitable for the widest range of customers and is one of the fastest growing tourism segments in the world. This conference provided an opportunity for the tourism industry to prepare and to promote itself for the growing accessible tourism market. 

Fáilte Ireland has operational responsibility for the development of the tourism industry including accessible tourism and I have asked them to provide the Deputy with more information on their work in this area. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within ten working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A.