AIB, in association with the Irish Hotels Federation, recently commissioned Amárach Research to carry out independent research on the issues currently facing the hotel sector. The survey findings have now been published in a specialist report - available here.
Minister Michael Ring Launches New “Gathering” App
On May 1st Minister Michael Ring launched a brand new app for iPhones and android devices – designed specifically for The Gathering Ireland 2013. Called “Gathering Gestures”, the app has been created by Tourism Ireland, offering a wide variety of “gestures” to ensure our international visitors get more from their holiday here and an extra special welcome in this year of The Gathering.
The Irish Hotels Federation has produced a specially designed Pin in support of "The Gathering 2013".
This year, the welcome that Ireland extends to visitors is nowhere more prevalent than in our hotels and guesthouses. With this in mind, we are delighted to make The Gathering pins available to our Members and encourage you to use these as a gift or gesture, particularly for international visitors to your property.
Whether you’re Irish born, Irish bred or Irish in spirit, get involved & celebrate a year of Irish connections in 2013…
It’s about asking anyone who has Irish blood, a link to Ireland, or even just a love of our country – to join us for a series of amazing and diverse events throughout 2013.
They will range from clan gatherings where people will discover their roots, to rugby clubs inviting foreign teams to their sevens tournament, and groups of international business colleagues conferencing in Ireland.