HOTELIERS WELCOME CONTINUED GROWTH IN OVERSEAS VISITORS

26.02.2014

Wednesday 26th February 2014

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME CONTINUED GROWTH IN OVERSEAS VISITORS

Stephen McNally, Newly Elected President of the Irish Hotels Federation

 

·     Welcome boost from growth in overseas visitors (up 8.2% Nov 2013 – Jan 2014)

·     Figures demonstrate continued momentum for tourism into 2014

ADDITIONAL 74,000 TOURISM JOBS POSSIBLE BY 2020

26.02.2014

ADDITIONAL 74,000 TOURISM JOBS POSSIBLE BY 2020

The Prize Will Be Substantial if We Get Tourism Right, Says Hotels Chief

 

·        Target of 10 million annual overseas visitors achievable by 2020

·        Increased tourism marketing could generate additional €540 million in annual tax revenue

HOTELIERS CALL FOR RADICAL CUTS TO PUBLIC SECTOR CHARGES

24.02.2014

HOTELIERS CALL FOR RADICAL CUTS TO PUBLIC SECTOR CHARGES

Cost Competitiveness a Serious Concern for Irish Hoteliers

 

·   Hoteliers calls for a 30% reduction in local authority rates

·   Concerns over duplication and potential wastage at Irish Water

HOTELIERS MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TOURISM OUTLOOK FOR 2014

24.02.2014

HOTELIERS MORE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TOURISM OUTLOOK FOR 2014

Excessive Levels of Outstanding Debt Still Serious Challenge

 

·   83% of hotels and guesthouses indicate a positive outlook for trading conditions

·   68% of hoteliers plan to take on additional staff over next 12 months

SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF CRAFT/ENTRY-LEVEL STAFF

24.02.2014

SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF CRAFT/ENTRY-LEVEL STAFF

Hoteliers say Government must do more to support craft-level training

 

  • 75% of hotels and guesthouses report difficulties hiring suitably qualified craft-level staff
  • 3,000 entry level positions needed every year in tourism sector
  • Dedicated Tourism Training Unit required for hospitality training

 

HOTELS SECTOR REPORT SHOWS SLIGHT INCREASE IN BEDNIGHTS

23.02.2014

HOTELS SECTOR REPORT SHOWS SLIGHT INCREASE IN BEDNIGHTS

2013 Good Year but Full Recovery Long Way Off

 

  • Hotel room occupancy rates up 1% in 2013 
  • Weak consumer sentiment impacting on domestic tourism
  • Overseas visitors up 469,000 (7.2%) in 2013
  • Over 23,000 jobs created by hospitality sector since 2011

 

IHF Annual Conference 2014

03.02.2014

We are now taking bookings for the Irish Hotels Federation Annual Conference 2014. Entitled "New Perspectives", we have a fantastic line up of speakers and interesting workshops.

The brochure and programme line up, along with the booking form are available by clicking HERE.

Places are filling up fast so book early. 

HOTELIERS HAIL THE GATHERING AS AN ENORMOUS SUCCESS

23.12.2013

HOTELIERS HAIL THE GATHERING AS AN ENORMOUS SUCCESS

 

·         Significant boost provided by The Gathering with overseas visitors up 7.3%

·         Three quarters of hotels and guesthouses report an increase in business during 2013

·         Hoteliers more upbeat with 84% saying they have positive outlook for 2014

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME NEW AER LINGUS REGIONAL FLIGHT FOR CORK AIRPORT

18.12.2013

HOTELIERS WELCOME NEW AER LINGUS REGIONAL FLIGHT FOR CORK AIRPORT

Increased air services will provide welcome boost for local tourism businesses

 

Hoteliers have welcomed today’s announcement that Aer Lingus Regional is to significantly increase its air services into Cork Airport in 2014 with a new flight to Newcastle and enhanced services on existing routes.

 

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