IHF Diary

  • Dublin Branch Meeting - July 2022
    21/07/2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Hoteliers Welcome Further Easing of Restrictions

28.05.2021

Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has welcomed the Taoiseach’s announcement today that indoor dining for non-residents will be reopening as well as international travel for non-essential reasons resuming from 19th July along with the easing of restrictions on guest numbers for weddings. Commenting on the Government’s plan to reopen society and the economy, IHF President Elaina Fitzgerald Kane said: “Today hotels and guesthouses across the country have been given much-needed clarity that will help their business planning for the peak tourism season. This is another important step in the right direction for the tourism and hospitality industry. However, we still have a long road ahead of us,” she said.

HOTELIERS WELCOME NEW FAILTE IRELAND OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES

26.05.2021

The Irish Hotels Federation has welcomed the publication today by Failte Ireland of detailed operational guidelines for hotels and guesthouses. Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the IHF said that the guidelines, which cover operations and facilities, should provide reassurance for guests that they can look forward to an enjoyable, relaxing and safe stay in an Irish hotel or guesthouse from next week. She said excluding children under 12 from the capacity limits for tables dining outdoors was particularly welcome and will be good news for families.

Bookings Boost for Hotels and Guesthouses

20.05.2021

Hotel and guesthouse owners are welcoming the increase in bookings that has followed the Government’s recent announcement that hotels will reopen on 2nd June. The latest industry survey* from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) shows booking levels nationally now average 31% for July and 27% for August – the key summer months. This compares to levels of 23% and 21% respectively just ahead of the announcement.

HOTELIERS WELCOME ROADMAP FOR REOPENING

29.04.2021

The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has welcomed the Taoiseach’s announcement today that hotels and guesthouses can reopen on 2nd June. Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, IHF President said the news was a much-needed confidence builder for guests and businesses alike.

Summer Bookings - hotels begin slow recovery according to latest IHF survey

08.04.2021

The latest industry survey* from the Irish Hotels Federation shows early signs that hotels in certain parts of the country are beginning to see an uplift in bookings for July and August. This follows the Government’s recent announcement that it will look at the reopening of hotels and guesthouses in June. With booking levels averaging 23% for July and 21% for August - the key summer months - IHF Chief Executive, Tim Fenn, is encouraging people to plan their holidays and breaks early while there is plenty of choice and availability around.

Hoteliers Welcome Progress on Roadmap for Reopening Tourism

30.03.2021

Ireland’s hotel and guesthouse community have welcomed the Taoiseach’s announcement today on the reopening of society in which he said that the Government will look in May at the reopening of hotels and guesthouses in June. Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, President of the Irish Hotels Federation stated: “This is very encouraging news for people seeking a well-deserved break and for the many thousands of people employed across the tourism sector who are currently laid off.”

HOTEL SUMMER BOOKINGS REMAIN AT HISTORIC LOW

12.03.2021

Hoteliers Call for urgent Government action to aid survival as latest industry survey shows average booking levels of just 21% across July and August. 

The latest industry survey* from the Irish Hotels Federation reveals a collapse in new hotel bookings following the Government’s update on Covid restrictions on 23rd February. The sector is effectively at a standstill with no net new bookings as cancellations wipe out any new business. Hotels and guesthouses are now facing enormous uncertainty without much-needed clarity and additional supports from the Government.  

Reopening of hospitality - statement from the Irish Hotels Federation

21.02.2021

MEDIA STATEMENT

"Urgent Additional Supports Required to Safeguard Hotels and Livelihoods they Support"

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