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  • Part Time | Irish Hotels Federation
    restaurant This is a part time position from Thursday Sunday Read more about Host Hostess House Assistant Required Live in optional Submitted by catherinefulvio6049 on Fri 26 04 2013 5 33pm We currently require a general house assistant for our busy 4 Guesthouse in Ashford Co Wicklow Duties will include but are not limited to General housekeeping Assisting in our kitchen Liaising with customers Candidates must be flexible with working hours as all rosters are set on a weekly basis Weekend work will apply Experience is an advantage but not required Candidates must hold a full EU work permit and have a very good level of English Candidates must be available to start immediately Read more about House Assistant Required Live in optional Night Porters Submitted by Janice Moseley on Thu 18 04 2013 1 22pm The 4 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel requires experienced Night Porters for Set up cleaning to join our Conference Banqueting team The role will be approx 20 hrs per week will commence nightly at midnight Fluent English a valid work permit are necessary Please send us your CV in strictest confidence to Email jmoseley louisfitzgeraldhotel com Read more about Night Porters Sous Chef Submitted by margaretatalia6403

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/employment-type/part-time?page=5 (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS WELCOME NEW TOURISM LEADERSHIP GROUP | Irish Hotels Federation
    increased sense of optimism in the tourism industry as it continues to grow market share and attract growing numbers of overseas visitors This is reflected in the results of the IHF s latest quarterly industry barometer out today which show the vast majority of Irish hotels and guesthouses have seen an upturn in business during the first six months of 2015 With overseas visitors up 12 year to date the industry survey reveals that nine out of ten 90 hoteliers across the country report an increase in business levels compared to the same period last year The strong performance so far this year is continuing into the peak summer season with 83 of premises reporting an increase in advance bookings over the coming months Bookings are up year on year across all key markets including North America Britain and the rest of Europe Following two years of robust recovery in overseas visitors 87 of hoteliers now have a positive outlook for their business trading conditions over the next 12 months This positive outlook is also being supported by a stronger domestic economy with home grown tourism starting to recover following years of subdued consumer confidence Four out of five hoteliers 79 report growth in business levels from the island of Ireland as increasing numbers of people take holidays and short breaks at home and spend more money on leisure activities This is vital for regional tourism and provides a boost for businesses that rely on the home market particularly outside of the larger urban areas and traditional tourism hotspots The recovery however is from a low revenue base following the downturn and is not evenly shared throughout the country with many hotels continuing to face challenging conditions Business tourism is another area of growth supported by increased activity in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-welcome-new-tourism-leadership-group (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS REPORT POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER SEASON | Irish Hotels Federation
    with many hotels continuing to face challenging conditions Business tourism is another area of growth supported by increased activity in the domestic economy and success in capturing an increasing share of the global conference and incentive travel market Of those hotels catering for corporate meetings and business events 65 are seeing an increase in this area of their business compared with last year Stephen McNally President of the IHF states that confidence among hoteliers has reached an all time high since the downturn and continues to improve as the recovery in tourism strengthens He says We re on track for another year of robust growth in tourism with overseas visitors likely to reach 7 8 million by year end Now that the peak summer season is under way advance bookings for the remainder of the year are up across the board This is having a very positive impact on sentiment throughout the sector with the majority of businesses planning to take on additional new staff over the next twelve months Mr McNally states that the upturn in Irish tourism is being underpinned by a number of supportive measures from the Government and by highly effective marketing initiatives from Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland that continue to grow visitor numbers We re achieving strong cut through on the marketing front and this is helping to reinvigorate our tourism brand and image as a holiday destination says Mr McNally Growth in tourism revenues is particularly strong from North America with visitors up almost 14 so far this year Many of these are high spending tourists who travel around the country during their stay providing a boost to local economies We re also seeing significant growth from Britain and the rest of Europe which are vital markets for the industry Mr McNally states that the improved outlook for the industry means hotel and guesthouse owners are now in a stronger position to invest in their business with results showing that 85 of hoteliers are planning to invest in refurbishment and product development over the next twelve months while 67 are planning to increase their investment in marketing Notwithstanding the upturn in tourism nationally Mr McNally notes that the benefits of the recovery are not being felt to the same extent throughout the country He states that growth in occupancy levels continues to lag in areas outside the traditional tourism hotspots due to an over reliance on the domestic market He cautions that many premises are operating from a low revenue base following the down turn which means the high cost of servicing overhanging debt is a serious challenge This continues to weigh heavily on many hotels with some 28 saying they remain concerned about the viability of their business Other challenges highlighted by hoteliers include the high cost of doing business in Ireland hotels and guesthouses citing excessive local authority rates as the single most pressing issue stifling cost competitiveness within the sector This is followed by high labour costs utility costs and

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-report-positive-outlook-summer-season (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS WELCOME STRONG GROWTH IN OVERSEAS VISITORS | Irish Hotels Federation
    the period March May 2015 and up 12 overall for the first five months of the year Tim Fenn Chief Executive of the IHF states that the increase in visitors has provided a very welcome boost to Irish tourism building on last year s performance With the summer season under way the outlook for the industry is very positive contributing to increased optimism across the hotel and guesthouse sector Growth in visitor numbers is particularly visible in our North American market which is up 17 between March and May and up almost 14 so far this year Many of these visitors are high spending tourists who travel around the country during their stay delivering a boost to local economies says Mr Fenn We are also seeing significant growth from Britain and the rest of Europe which are vital overseas markets for Irish tourism This growth is of enormous importance for the country considering the contribution tourism makes to the wider economy by supporting 205 000 jobs and almost 4 per cent of gross national product Mr Fenn states that the upturn in overseas tourism has been underpinned by highly effective marketing initiatives from Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland as well as a number of pro tourism initiatives from the Government that continue to assist in attracting overseas visitors Irish tourism is achieving strong cut through on the marketing front and this is helping to reinvigorate our tourism brand and image as a holiday destination says Mr Fenn We have also made significant progress in developing our tourism product and giving holidaymakers new and exciting reasons to visit our shores Examples include the Wild Atlantic Way which is proving to be an enormous draw and the recently launched Ancient East trail Targeted investment in initiatives such as these is vital to

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-welcome-strong-growth-overseas-visitors (2016-02-07)
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  • IHF STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL SALE OF AER LINGUS STAKE BY GOVERNMENT | Irish Hotels Federation
    potential sale of the State s stake in Aer Lingus Stephen McNally IHF President states that the commitment in relation to Aer Lingus Heathrow slots is a significant development that will provide greater certainty for routes into Dublin Cork and Shannon airports Mr McNally says Maintaining strong levels of connectivity with our international markets is of vital importance to Irish tourism and the wider economy We therefore welcome the guarantees given today by IAG and its commitment to continue service levels from Shannon and Cork airports which provide crucial tourism and business links directly into the South and West of Ireland Mr McNally states that Irish tourism offers enormous growth potential over the next decade with overseas visitors projected to grow from 7 3 million in 2014 to 10 million per annum by 2025 Given the unique challenges Ireland faces as an island destination future tourism growth is inextricably linked to the provision of high quality air access and connectivity with the country s key overseas markets Subject to the sale going through we look forward to working closely with IAG to maximise all opportunities to grow passenger numbers into Ireland says Mr McNally In particular we welcome plans to use Dublin as a gateway for trans Atlantic services and the potential for wider connectivity into Irish airports through London Heathrow Mr McNally also welcomed IAG s plans to maintain the service into Knock from London Gatwick and to actively work with Ireland West Airport Knock to explore growth opportunities available as part of IAG Tourism background Tourism is one of Ireland s largest indigenous industries and provides almost 205 000 jobs equivalent to 11 per cent of total employment in the country Since 2011 over 33 000 new jobs have been created by tourism and hospitality Employment in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/ihf-statement-potential-sale-aer-lingus-stake-government (2016-02-07)
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  • Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference 2015 | Irish Hotels Federation
    on our site Click HERE Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference 2015 Back 20 05 2015 The Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference will take place on 8th June in the Clyde Court Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Please click HERE to download the Conference Brochure PDF Please click HERE to download the Booking Form please scan and email to 01 4974613 To purchase tickets online please use the form below Tickets IHF

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/third-irish-hotel-investment-conference-2015-0 (2016-02-07)
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  • 1 Day Workshop with "The Real Mr. Selfridge" | Irish Hotels Federation
    guessed it Selfridges Since working with the department store he implemented an extensive change programme overhauled company culture and improved customer service and has as a result been named the best department store in the world by their peers for the third consecutive time Quoting Alan himself he highlights they also grew ebit by 230 and Customer Service by 27 He is currently working on his new book Super Service Made Simple with other titles in the pipeline For more information on Alan O Neil please click here Kara showed us how to grow our sales by improving our Customer Service We ll be calling them again Des Drumm Managing Director C C Supercharge Your Sales 1 Day Course Headed up by Alan O Neill Kara Academy have been working with large and small hotels in Ireland and Middle East for 20 years and have developed a practical and commercial programme specifically for the hospitality industry to guarantee you will drive more sales In addition to speaking at the IHF Annual Conference 2015 to very positive feedback Kara also mystery shopped and met with several of our members across the country to better understand the hospitality business and some of the challenges we face As a result they have now tailored the programme to be even more relevant and practical for our industry We re very confident that it will significantly help you to grow your sales What s contained in the Programme In such a competitive marketplace where customers have so much choice customers are changing and becoming even more demanding Customer Service has to be at the heart of how we run our individual businesses going forward Drawing from best practices around the world this one day programme will help you to hold up the mirror to re

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  • Irish Independent - Be Our Guest Summer Supplement | Irish Hotels Federation
    Independent Be Our Guest Summer Supplement Back 07 05 2015 The first ever Be Our Guest Summer Supplement is available free today May 7th with the Irish Independent The supplement features over 350 hotels guesthouses from all around the country in addition to competitions special offers visitor attractions and a summer festival guide All properties featured in the Be Our Guest Guide 2015 are also featured in this summer supplement

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/irish-independent-be-our-guest-summer-supplement (2016-02-07)
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