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HOTELIERS WELCOME INCREASE IN HOLIDAY MAKERS & BUSINESS TOURISM

21.04.2013

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME INCREASE IN HOLIDAY MAKERS & BUSINESS TOURISM

 

Thursday, 21st March 2013: The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today welcomed the significant increase in hotel bednights achieved in 2012 (up 13% on last year). The increase follows a growth in both business trips (up 7.7%) and visits by holidaymakers (up 3.8%) compared with 2011.

 

BE OUR GUEST GUIDE 2013 LAUNCHED

11.04.2013

 

BE OUR GUEST GUIDE 2013 LAUNCHED

Ireland’s Largest Accommodation Guide - Special Edition for The Gathering

 

THE GATHERING CREATES PLATFORM FOR NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL TOURISM

05.03.2013

 

 

Tuesday, 5th March 2013

 

THE GATHERING CREATES PLATFORM FOR NEW APPROACH TO REGIONAL TOURISM

 

  • 76% of hoteliers expect a growth in business in 2013 as a direct result of The Gathering
  • Local community involvement key to future success of regional tourism
  • Over 300 specific initiatives identified as offering potential beyond 2013

 

GOVERNMENT CAVING IN TO UNIONS ON WAGE SETTING MECHANISM – HOTELS SAY

05.03.2013

 

Tuesday, 5th March 2013

 

GOVERNMENT CAVING IN TO UNIONS ON WAGE SETTING MECHANISM – HOTELS SAY

Job Creation Put at Risk in Attempt to Resurrect Outdated Joint Labour Committee (JLC) System

 

·         Reintroduction of JLCs hinders ability to take on additional staff say 91% of hoteliers

HOTELS CHIEF SLAMS LACK OF TOURISM POLICY INSIGHTS

04.03.2013

 

 

HOTELS CHIEF SLAMS LACK OF TOURISM POLICY INSIGHTS

Absence of sufficiently detailed and robust visitor data puts Irish tourism at a significant competitive disadvantage

 

·         Lack of tourism insights and data impeding success of €5.7 billion industry

HOTELS PLAN SEEKS TO PROVIDE 3,000 PEOPLE A YEAR WITH ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT

04.03.2013

 

 

HOTELS PLAN SEEKS TO PROVIDE 3,000 PEOPLE A YEAR WITH ENTRY-LEVEL EMPLOYMENT

Hoteliers Frustrated at Lack of Government Support for Tourism Jobs Training

 

HOTELIERS MORE UPBEAT ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY SURVEY

04.03.2013

 

HOTELIERS MORE UPBEAT ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY SURVEY

71% are concerned, however, about the future viability of their business

 

·         51% of hoteliers indicate a positive outlook for trading conditions

·         53% are seeing an increase in business compared with this time last year

2012 TOUGH YEAR FOR TOURISM BUT SEEDS NOW SOWN FOR PERIOD OF GROWTH

03.03.2013

2012 TOUGH YEAR FOR TOURISM BUT SEEDS NOW SOWN FOR PERIOD OF GROWTH

Irish Hotels Federation Annual Report

 

  • A marginal increase of just 0.2% in overseas visitors recorded in 2012
  • Visitors numbers from Britain drop by 100,000
  • More ambitious targets needed to turn British market around

 

HOTELIERS WELCOME ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS 2013

22.02.2013

 

22nd February 2013

HOTELIERS WELCOME ACTION PLAN FOR JOBS 2013

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today welcomed the inclusion of initiatives to attract increased air services and overseas visitors as key tourism policies in the Government’s 2013 Action plan for Jobs. In welcoming strategic initiatives by Minister Varadkar, the IHF stated these policies further strengthened the position of tourism as the engine force of the Government’s economic policy.

HOTELIERS WELCOME PRO-TOURISM INITIATIVES IN FINANCE BILL 2013

14.02.2013

 

Wednesday 13th February 2013: The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) today welcomed a range of pro-tourism measures announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan as part of the Finance Bill 2013. The Bill includes measures to improve access to equity finance for tourism accommodation, incentives to encourage the construction of new aviation facilities, a rebate on diesel fuel for coach operators and a higher VAT threshold of €1.25m.

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