A lot of Americans want to come to Europe, but a lot of them are staying put, says John Geddes, the chief executive of Irish Travel Agents.
He has seen a dramatic change in the past few years, when people are going to Europe to get away from the pain of the financial crisis, but they are also looking for an escape from the constant demands of work, travel and family.
“A lot of people are saying ‘Why don’t I stay at home and be with my family and just do my job’,” he said.
“The more they go abroad, the more stressed they become.
And the more they feel like they are not being appreciated for what they have been doing in their country, the worse it is for them.”
For those who can’t afford to stay home, Gedders says it’s not just about being “out of work”.
“I’m not really worried about the people that work in restaurants and bars and restaurants, they have families and families and children and they need to be there.
That’s the big problem.”
Gedds said the economic downturn has hit tourism hard, and that people are not willing to risk being put at risk by staying home.
Gengar’s father, Anadolu Gengaran, had his visa cancelled in 2014 because of the economic collapse, but returned to the country just over a year ago to work as a construction worker. “
People want to see a different kind of Ireland, they want to live somewhere different, they don’t want to spend the money that they’re paying for.”
Gengar’s father, Anadolu Gengaran, had his visa cancelled in 2014 because of the economic collapse, but returned to the country just over a year ago to work as a construction worker.
He says the family is in a “perfect” situation, because he is not the sole breadwinner and they have a good house, and he can live off of his wages.
But there is a cost.
“It’s expensive, you have a lot to pay for food, you need a car, you can’t buy a house, you’re renting,” he said, adding that he is hoping to eventually return to Ireland.
I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. “
You can’t go back and buy a car or buy a property, you just can’t.
I don’t think it’s the right thing to do.
I’m not sure how many people have that kind of experience.”