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  • IHF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 BOOK NOW | Irish Hotels Federation
    IHF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 BOOK NOW Back 05 02 2013 The Irish Hotels Federation Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition Showtel will take place in the The Malton Hotel Killarney Co Kerry on the 3rd 4th 5th March 2013 The conference is the top industry event for Irish hotel and guesthouse owners and managers The event begins with a golf event and reception on Sunday 3rd March and on Monday 4th

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/ihf-annual-conference-2013-book-now (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO SAFEGUARD AER LINGUS’ HEATHROW LANDING SLOTS | Irish Hotels Federation
    URGE GOVERNMENT TO SAFEGUARD AER LINGUS HEATHROW LANDING SLOTS Ryanair Proposal Would Have Detrimental Implications for Ireland s Tourism Industry The Irish Hotels Federation IHF today expressed its alarm at a proposal by Ryanair that could see 20 of Aer Lingus landing slots at Heathrow being sold to British Airways Michael Vaughan President of the IHF called on the Government to do everything in its power to ensure the long term retention of the slots for routes between Irish airports and Heathrow He expressed particular concern at the prospect of British Airways being allowed to re allocate the slots for other routes after a period of three years Mr Vaughan stated One thing is clear The Heathrow slots are of critical strategic importance to the country and the longterm prospects of our national tourism product I d be very worried about their future under Ryanair s proposal which would have serious long term implications for services into Dublin Shannon and Cork airports If the slots are note secured it s likely they will eventually be sold on or leased to international operators of long haul routes This would leave Ireland without any connections to the World s largest traffic hub

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-urge-government-safeguard-aer-lingus%E2%80%99-heathrow-landing-slots (2016-02-07)
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  • Budget 2013 Overviews | Irish Hotels Federation
    28 02 2016 All day to 01 03 2016 All day log in to view Tweets by IHFcomms Where are you going Check in Check out Want to feature your Hotel on our site Click HERE Budget 2013 Overviews Back 06 12 2012 Please click on the links below to see the reports and highlights of Budget 2013 Crowe Horwath Grant Thornton IBEC PwC Back How to Join About Us

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/budget-2013-overviews (2016-02-07)
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  • BUDGET REACTION FROM IRISH HOTELS FEDERATION | Irish Hotels Federation
    December 2012 BUDGET REACTION FROM IRISH HOTELS FEDERATION Significant boost provided to date by the 9 tourism VAT rate Greater certainty needed around retention of tourism VAT rate into 2014 Hoteliers welcome broad retention of current levels of tourism marketing funding Acknowledging the significant boost provided to date by the 9 tourism VAT rate Tim Fenn Chief Executive Irish Hotels Federation IHF welcomed the Government s confirmation that the reduced rate will continue into 2013 He noted that the measure had received an overwhelmingly positive response among hotels and guesthouses with over nine out of ten 93 in a survey earlier this year saying retention of the measure would continue to have a positive impact on business into 2013 However noting that international tour operators book some 18 months in advance Mr Fenn urged Minister Noonan to go further by removing any uncertainty around the tourism VAT rate s retention into 2014 so that it doesn t become a barrier to securing sustained growth in visitor numbers In light of the severe pressure on Government spending Mr Fenn welcomed the decision by the Government to limit cuts to the Tourism Services allocation to only 2 which would result in current

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/budget-reaction-irish-hotels-federation (2016-02-07)
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  • Hoteliers Welcome Independence For Shannon Airport | Irish Hotels Federation
    working closely with Shannon Airport and playing their part in marketing the airport as a tourism hub for the region The Irish Hotels Federation IHF today welcomed the announcement by Minister Varadkar and Minister Bruton to grant Shannon Airport full independence from Dublin Airport Authority and merge it with Shannon Development Commenting on the move Michael Vaughan President of the IHF stated that it provides a momentous boost for the Shannon region and a powerful platform for the rejuvenation of Shannon Airport He states The Airport has always been at the centre of economic activity for the wider Shannon area and today s announcement will provide a catalyst in energising the region s economy and local tourism marketing policies Welcoming the transfer of Shannon Development s tourism functions into Fáilte Ireland Mr Vaughan says the move injects a much needed clarity of purpose to tourism within the area and that the IHF is already working with the Fáilte Ireland team on a regional business plan for 2013 He notes that despite the loss of Aer Rianta International the plan is on balance a fair and just result that gives Shannon a sound basis on which to survive and develop to its full potential Minister Varadkar has delivered on a promise to create an autonomous debt free entity The region must now galvanise its efforts in the spirit of the pioneering early days of Shannon Hotels and guesthouses look forward to working closely with Shannon Airport and playing their part in marketing the airport as a tourism hub for wider Shannon region This is of vital importance to local tourism businesses in light of The Gathering next year says Mr Vaughan Our focus now is on doubling our efforts developing all possible new routes into the area and realising the enormous

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-welcome-independence-shannon-airport (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS WELCOME REPORT ON 9% VAT IMPACT | Irish Hotels Federation
    welcomed the Department of Finance s report into the impact of the nine per cent tourism VAT rate as part of the Medium Term Fiscal Statement Michael Vaughan President of the IHF broadly welcomed the report s endeavours to analyse the Government s pro tourism policy and its confirmation that the reduced VAT rate has had a positive and meaningful role in the creation and retention of jobs in the industry He states that the hotels sector is fully behind the initiative and called on Minister Noonan to retain the proven positive contribution of the reduced rate into 2014 in the upcoming budget in December Our research shows that nine out of ten 93 hotels and guesthouses believe that the measure will continue to have a positive impact on business into 2013 with some 50 saying they are likely to take on additional staff over the next year as a direct result This is aligned with the findings of this report today The introduction of the rate was a much needed economic and job stimulus and provided the industry with a vital boost In addition it has given us the much needed key competitive advantage when marketing Ireland as a

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-welcome-report-9-vat-impact (2016-02-07)
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  • Kerry Branch Annual Ball 2014 | Irish Hotels Federation
    Us Member Login IHF Diary IHF Annual Conference Showtel 2016 28 02 2016 All day to 01 03 2016 All day log in to view Tweets by IHFcomms Where are you going Check in Check out Want to feature your Hotel on our site Click HERE Kerry Branch Annual Ball 2014 Back Back to sets Back How to Join About Us Associate Members Privacy Policy Links Be Our Guest Guide

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  • Quality Employer Programme HR Audit | Irish Hotels Federation
    of the above are they covered elsewhere Please Comment How do you compensate for Sunday work Comments on section 3 PLEASE ATTACH A SAMPLE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT WHEN RETURNING THIS QUESTIONNAIRE Section 4 Rostering Hours of Work Record Keeping Do you give employees at least 1 week s notice of rosters Yes No Has each roster actual hours noted or a clear explanation of shifts Yes No Are employees made aware of their entitlement to breaks Yes No Do you record rest breaks Yes No Do you operate split shifts Yes No Do you give employees at least 2 days notice of working overtime where business permits Yes No In order to comply with Organisation of Working Time Act Record Keeping Regulations employers are obliged to maintain records of the days and total hours worked in each week by each employee A record of any annual leave or public holidays taken and details of payment made in respect of this must also be kept Do you record in writing the hours of work by each employee Yes No Does the employee sign this off Yes No Do you have an electronic clocking facility Yes No If you do not have an electronic clocking facility an employer is obliged to ensure that all hours worked are signed for and verified by the employee These documents must be made available should an inspector wish to see them Is the notice referring to hours worked by under 18 s on display in staff area Yes No Do you adhere to minimum wage pay rates Yes No Comments on section 4 Section 5 Training and Development Do you have someone responsible for training and development within your premises Yes No Do you have a written training plan Yes No How often do you update the plan Who carries out induction HR Manager Head of Dept Supervisor Employee At what stage of their employment is induction carried out Day 1 Week 1 Within first month What is the duration of your induction training Half Day 1 Full Day Other Which of the following is covered at induction training Conditions of employment Payment procedures Deductions on payslips Holiday arrangements Absence sickness procedure Layout of hotel Layout of work area Who s who Meals and Breaks Smoking Regulations Responsible service of alcohol Pension and Retirement planning Uniforms Introduction to fellow employees Outline of job Probationary period Performance and review system Career progression Cultural Diversity Health and safety procedures Fire equipment accident procedures Manual handling procedures Training procedures Do all employees sign a checklist to verify completion of induction Yes No Do you have a staff handbook to give out at induction Yes No Have any members of staff completed a Trainers in Industry course over the last 2 years Yes No If yes how many and in which departments Do you maintain departmental training plans Yes No Who carries out departmental training Are all records kept of attendance at all training programmes Yes No Do you provide

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