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- Posted:Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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This will be particularly good news for those that are hoping to book up a cheap hostel in Dublin over the next few months.
Michael O'Leary, chief executive (CEO) of Ryanair, made the announcement at Dublin airport on September 22nd, along with details of what the company's strategy, called the Irish tourism recovery plan, will entail.
Some of these include the €10 (£8.56) tourist tax being dropped, breaking up the airport monopoly with DAA by selling off airports in Cork and Shannon, and scrapping the Dublin airport metro system, which it sees as useless, as well as saving the industry up to €4 billion (£3.42 billion).
The strategy has been set up as Ryanair hopes to reverse the decline that the Irish industry has been hit with over the last couple of years, while restoring a low-cost tourist destination to the country, which could then encourage more people to take a holiday there and book cheap hostels in Dublin perhaps.
Mr O'Leary explained: "Irish tourism and the Irish economy can be rescued, but only if there is a return to low-cost access and a break up of the high cost DAA monopoly by allowing competition to succeed where the DAA has failed."
People who book with Ryanair will also be pleased to know that the company has recently won a court case against a Spanish screenscraper, which was re-selling flights from the airlines, but "with the addition of charges" that was not recorded on the original sales.
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