Monday 18 December 2017

'Ban hotel single fee'

HOTEL single supplements are discouraging retired people to take leisure breaks in Ireland.

Active Retirement Ireland (ARI) called for the charge for single-room occupancy to be abolished for older people to boost the industry.

A total of 96pc of hotels reviewed admitted to charging the additional fee.

"For a widow or widower reliant on a State pension, this can be a real inhibitor to taking part in a leisure break," said Maureen Kavanagh (above), Chief Executive of ARI.

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