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    23/10/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
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PRESS RELEASE: Hoteliers Criticise Missed Opportunity to Support Tourism

08.10.2019

Irish Tourism Entering Perfect Storm with Brexit and Cost Increases
 

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has criticized Government’s decision not to reverse the tourism VAT hike, which came into effect following last year’s budget. Michael Lennon, President of the IHF said the increase in VAT from 9% to 13.5% has seriously undermined Irish tourism’s international competitiveness and the ability of tourism enterprises such as hotels to re-invest in their business and local economy.

St Patrick’s Festival and IHF Dublin Branch Announce Partnership

04.09.2019

St Patrick’s Festival is delighted to announce the Dublin Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) as Official Accommodation Partner for the festival. The partnership celebrates the enormous contribution that the festival makes to Irish culture and tourism and the role Dublin hotels play in extending a very warm Irish welcome to millions of visitors to the city each year, ensuring they have a truly memorable experience.

HOTELIERS SUPPORT 2026 RYDER CUP

25.07.2019
 
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) welcomes the announcement today that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be held at Adare Manor, Co Limerick. The IHF states that the decision by Minister Shane Ross and the Government to support the hosting of the event will provide Ireland with a great opportunity to shine as a golfing destination on the world stage, providing an economic boost for tourism businesses including hotels and guesthouses.
 

SUMMER WEATHER LIFTING SPIRITS IN HOTEL SECTOR

25.07.2019
 
Brexit uncertainty continues to threaten
 
Domestic market holding and US market up
Signs of softening in continental Europe market while poor performance of UK continues 
Maintaining growth levels for sector proving challenging 
 

HOTELS CALL FOR MORE FUNDING FOR SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

05.03.2019
The President of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has said that improving sustainability is firmly on the agenda for the tourism industry.  A survey undertaken by the IHF, which is holding its Annual Conference in the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney shows that many hotels are already focussing on introducing targeted sustainability measures, particularly in the areas of the energy and water conservation as well as waste and plastic use reduction. 
 

IHF ANNOUNCES 2019 QUALITY EMPLOYER AWARD WINNERS

08.03.2019
 
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) announced the winners of its national Quality Employers Awards 2019 in Killarney, Friday 8th March, which acknowledge excellence in human resource management across Ireland’s hotel and guesthouse sector. 
 

NATIONAL HOTEL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

23.04.2019
 
 
 
Stacey Bland, Midlands Park Hotel, Laois wins 2019 IHF award
 
 

Press Release HOTELS CHIEF CALLS TOURISM INVESTMENT TO BE FAST-TRACKED

05.03.2019

HOTELS CHIEF CALLS TOURISM INVESTMENT TO BE FAST-TRACKED

Action needed on access, tourism capacity, training and cost-competitiveness

 

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