Jobs and livelihoods will be at risk if street violence continues, a leading hotelier has warned.
Andras House director Rajesh Rana said the unrest that resulted in 41 police officers being injured was "the last thing" that Northern Ireland needed.
"We will be dependent on the staycation market this summer, and the Republic of Ireland market will be essential for the hospitality sector in all of Northern Ireland," added the businessman, whose company has six hotels in Belfast and serviced apartments on the city’s Lisburn Road.
"We are planning for a strong bounceback and are recruiting for jobs across our group, but jobs and livelihoods will be at risk if the unrest continues."
Restaurateur Michael Deane, meanwhile, urged the First and Deputy First Ministers to "pull us back together again".
Mr Deane, who previously spoke out about the negative impact of the flag protests, added: "Northern Ireland will have to tighten up, learn to live together and knuckle down.
"It’s not good out there. I don’t have any political opinions, but somehow we look to be falling apart. The First Minister and the Deputy First Minister really need to pull us back together again.
"We have to have faith in government. It’s difficult for them in a five-party coalition, but nobody wants to see it fall."
Alan Reid, owner of Shu restaurant on the Lisburn Road, was unsure about the short-term impact of the violence.
"I don’t have a very strong opinion. Clearly, rioting doesn’t help our image abroad, but I’m not sure what impact that will have on tourists coming in the next 12 to 18 weeks," he added.
Counting the cost: Shu owners Brian McCann (left) and Alan Reid
"It’s not new for Northern Ireland. You go through these periods and then it moves on. It’s just another distraction from day-to-day life.
"You would have thought rioting would have an adverse impact on people coming (to Northern Ireland), but the majority of people coming here know the history of the place, so it wouldn’t put them off."
Howard Hastings, the managing director of Hastings Hotels, which has seven venues in Northern Ireland, said the industry was used to grappling with riots, although they previously took place around July 12.
"This has been during lockdown, so it’s not as though there were any existing tourists who were discomfited or who said ‘that ruined my holiday’," he said.
"Some of the places where rioting has been happening might not have been tourism epicentres in the first place.
"Undoubtedly, within society after such a long lockdown, there’s a lot of frustrated people. As a societal thing, that’s difficult to manage.
"There were riots in France and Spain after lockdown protests. I don’t think it made huge headlines here because it’s not somewhere people were travelling to.
"I’m not quite sure what the international coverage of such a thing will be here.
"You’d hope it’s localised and short-lived. These things don’t tend to have a long-tail impact.
"What you don’t like is for it to happen when people are making it their intention to travel.
"Given that so many of the people who we will be attracting this year will be from close to home, they will probably have a better understanding of society and know their geography.
"So, if you were thinking of going to Newcastle or Portrush for your holiday, you would know that it (the unrest) wouldn’t have an effect there.
"You’d like to think it won’t have a huge impact. You’d always, from a tourism point of view, prefer that it wasn’t happening at all."
Loyalist unrest erupted over Easter, reportedly driven by anger over the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Bobby Storey funeral episode.
It is a delicate time for the hospitality industry as it tries to rebuild after the pandemic, which cost it tens of millions of pounds.
With international travel still off the cards, the summer market will be heavily dependent on visitors from Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.