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  • SENIOR TECHNICAL IT ENGINEER – DUBLIN BASED | Irish Hotels Federation
    role based in Dublin will cover multiple clients across the Dublin area with the flexibility to travel within ROI UK on request This is a senior role reporting to Service Manager will be the key point of contact for our Dublin clients liaising regularly with other members of the team and colleagues from a range of departments This full time role will be an on the road role with requirements to work from home when necessary Duties Requirements Min Level MSCA BA or BS degree will be preference 4 5 years of current IT support experience IT Security PCI compliance experience would be a strong advantage A high degree of technical aptitude and troubleshooting skills Have an ability to design implement and deploy client solutions Solid understanding of Microsoft Virtualisation Cloud technologies Familiarity with Email Systems client server email products A strong sense of customer service attention to detail and desire for organization Analytic problem solving and root cause analysis skills Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently and prioritize appropriately Remain at the forefront of emerging technologies and industry practices Manage Liaise with third party supplier Full Drivers licence A strong customer focused communicator with good interpersonal skills

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/jobs/senior-technical-it-engineer-%E2%80%93-dublin-based (2016-02-07)
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  • IRISH HOTELS WELCOME AMMENDMENTS TO NEW EU PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE | Irish Hotels Federation
    NEW EU PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE Back 30 10 2015 IRISH HOTELS WELCOME AMMENDMENTS TO NEW EU PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE Friday 30 th October 2015 The Irish Hotels Federation IHF today welcomed a number of significant amendments by the European Parliament to new rules for the EU Package Travel Directive proposed by the European Commission Welcoming the amendments as a workable compromise Tim Fenn Chief Executive of the IHF states that changes to the Directive s definition of a travel package will avoid unreasonable levels of additional bureaucracy and costs being imposed on accommodation providers such as hotels and guesthouses Mr Fenn notes that the original proposals by the European Commission would have resulted in onerous levels of regulation for hotels that provide guests with additional services such as airport transfers These hotels would have been subject to requirements associated with package tour operators such as insolvency insurance protection Similar requirements would have been imposed for local tourism services booked through the hotel such as golf trips cycling tours and spa treatments Mr Fenn welcomed the support of Irish MEPs in securing the amendments to the Directive In particular he thanked Deirdre Clune MEP who sits on the European Parliament s

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/irish-hotels-welcome-ammendments-new-eu-package-travel-directive (2016-02-07)
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  • Hoteliers Refute Web Summit Claims - Statement from Irish Hotels Federation | Irish Hotels Federation
    event The average room rate charged by hotels Dublin wide on the busiest night of this year s Web Summit Tuesday 3 rd November was approximately 155 at a time when occupancy levels reached 95 This represents excellent value for a major international event of this scale in a European capital at a time when Dublin is almost fully booked Towards the start of 2015 the IHF initiated direct contact with senior members of the Web Summit team seeking to provide support for hotel bookings in advance of this year s event We met and corresponded with the organisers proposing full access to a dedicated facility for block booking rooms across Dublin The facility would have provided the organisers with access to advance booking rates for thousands of hotel rooms at very competitive prices The IHF regularly provides similar group booking solutions to organisers of large events and conferences in Dublin However the Web Summit for its own commercial reasons decided not to avail of this facility and dealt separately with hotels on an individual basis In total individual Dublin City hotels provided over 3 000 bednights directly to the organisers at significantly reduced rates The Web Summit in turn sold hotel bednights on directly to attendees While additional bednights were offered to the Web Summit by hotels at similarly reduced rates in the weeks coming up to the event these were not taken up by the organisers Operating in a highly competitive international market Dublin punches above its weight as a vibrant and successful destination for conferences and events scoring high on criteria such as value for money accessibility facilities and service and a warm welcome As such Dublin has played a significant part in the Web Summit s success with the industry as a whole getting fully behind

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-refute-web-summit-claims-statement-irish-hotels-federation (2016-02-07)
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Hoteliers Welcome Retention of 9% Tourism VAT Rate | Irish Hotels Federation
    jobs created by tourism businesses since the measure was introduced in 2011 Today s budget is very positive for the many thousands of tourism businesses which now support 205 000 jobs across the country equivalent to 11 of total employment says Mr Fenn The 9 VAT rate in particular is of enormous importance to the industry helping to level the playing field for Irish tourism when competing with international destinations As a result Irish tourism is now on track to create a further 40 000 jobs over the next five years By any measure the 9 VAT rate is one of the most successful job creation initiatives in modern times By bringing our tourism VAT in line with our European competitors it has contributed to increased tourism demand and significant growth Combined with increased air access and the reduction of the air travel tax to zero the 9 VAT rate will continue to deliver enormous dividends to the exchequer According to recent industry research carried out by the IHF the vast majority of hotels and guesthouses say the 9 tourism VAT rate continues to have a positive impact on the sector Some 95 of hoteliers saying the measure will assist them in hiring additional new staff and or retaining current levels over the coming 12 months Results show that some 64 of hotels and guesthouses have increased staffing levels over the last year Mr Fenn acknowledged the important support provided by Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin and by tourism Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael Ring in ensuring tourism remains at the heart of the Government s economic policy and in recognising the valuable role played by tourism in growing the Irish economy and generating increased employment Tourism s economic contribution Tourism is one of Ireland s largest indigenous industries

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/press-release-hoteliers-welcome-retention-9-tourism-vat-rate (2016-02-07)
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  • PRESS RELEASE: 89% of Irish Hotels and Guesthouses Seeing Upturn in Business in 2015 | Irish Hotels Federation
    in Ireland over this period Stephen McNally President of the IHF states that confidence among hoteliers continues to improve as the recovery in tourism strengthens He says Irish tourism has performed strongly since the start of the year and throughout the summer season with overseas visitors set to reach over 7 8 million by year end a level not seen since 2007 The improved outlook for future trading conditions is providing a significant boost to tourism businesses throughout the country including hotels and guesthouses The improved outlook for the tourism and hospitality sector means that hotel and guesthouse owners are now in a stronger position to invest in their business with results showing that 95 of hoteliers are planning to invest in refurbishment and product development over the next 12 months while 81 are planning to increase their investment in marketing Mr McNally notes that the upturn in tourism is being underpinned by a number of pro tourism measures from the Government that continues to assist in attracting overseas visitors In particular the 9 VAT rate is helping to level the playing field for Ireland when competing with other international destinations Combined with increased air access and the reduction of the air travel tax to zero this measure is delivering impressive growth across the sector Mr McNally states that strong cut through on the marketing front has reinvigorated Ireland s tourism brand and image as a holiday destination He says We continue to make significant strides in developing our tourism product and in giving holidaymakers new and compelling reasons to visit Examples include the recently launched Ancient East trail and of course the Wild Atlantic Way which is proving to be an enormous draw Targeted investment in initiatives such as these is vital to the long term success of our tourism product Business tourism is another area of growth supported by increased activity in the domestic economy and increased success in capturing a larger share of the global conference and incentive travel market Of those hotels catering for corporate meetings and business events 64 are seeing an increase in this area of their business compared with last year 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 which accounts for over 80 of revenues for many hotels and guesthouses outside the larger urban areas 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 34 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

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/press-release-89-irish-hotels-and-guesthouses-seeing-upturn-business-2015 (2016-02-07)
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  • 2016 Be Our Guest Guide Marketing Package Launched | Irish Hotels Federation
    and in 22 countries worldwide with a print run of 150 000 and readership of over 600 000 Be Our Guest Irish Independent Supplement After the success of the first ever Be Our Guest Irish Independent supplement this year we ve now added this to our core package for 2016 meaning in addition to your place in the Be Our Guest Guide you ll receive a place in the supplement too The Irish Independent Supplement has a print run of 150 000 and certified readership of 666 000 and will allow you to target the key domestic market pre summer 2016 Be Our Guest Online Entry in the Be Our Guest eBook which can be accessed worldwide at www beourguest ie We ve also added a brand new bonus for the 2016 Marketing Package the most valuable bonus we ve had to date BONUS ONE Survey Tool by TrustYou 12 months worth 1 200 per year TrustYou works with large international players like Trump and Lastminute com in addition to domestic hotels and groups like Dalata and O Callaghan s You will receive the Survey tool for 12 months allowing you to automatically collect your own reviews and other user

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/2016-be-our-guest-guide-marketing-package-launched (2016-02-07)
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  • HOTELIERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO REJECT PROPOSED INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE | Irish Hotels Federation
    almost 6 increase in the national minimum wage proposed by the Low Pay Commission Mr Fenn Chief Executive of the IHF stated that such an unsustainable increase in the minimum wage would be seriously damaging to Ireland s economic recovery in terms of future job creation and international cost competitiveness The Commission s proposal would place Ireland at the top of the minimum wage table in Europe second only to Luxembourg This makes no economic sense at a time when we re coming out of the worst recession in the history of the State and our economic recovery is still fragile The proposal is incompatible with the current economic situation and would act as an unjustifiable barrier to competitiveness and employment growth said Mr Fenn The proposal puts at risk the viability of many small and medium sized tourism businesses including hotels outside the main urban areas which are still struggling to recover says Mr Fenn Regional tourism is still heavily reliant on the domestic market which remains subdued so it is unrealistic to expect these businesses to absorb further costs We re therefore calling on the Government to reject this increase in the minimum wage Mr Fenn states that

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/content/hoteliers-urge-government-reject-proposed-increase-minimum-wage (2016-02-07)
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  • IHF News | Irish Hotels Federation
    IN OVERSEAS VISITORS 24 06 2015 HOTELIERS WELCOME STRONG GROWTH IN OVERSEAS VISITORS Overseas Visitor Numbers up 12 during first five months of 2015 The Irish Hotels Federation IHF welcomes the strong growth in overseas visitors to Ireland announced today link to CSO figures Visitor numbers are up 13 4 for the period March May 2015 and up 12 overall for the first five months of the year Read more about HOTELIERS WELCOME STRONG GROWTH IN OVERSEAS VISITORS IHF STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL SALE OF AER LINGUS STAKE BY GOVERNMENT 26 05 2015 IHF STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL SALE OF AER LINGUS STAKE BY GOVERNMENT Hoteliers welcome increased commitments by IAG Read more about IHF STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL SALE OF AER LINGUS STAKE BY GOVERNMENT Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference 2015 20 05 2015 The Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference will take place on 8th June in the Clyde Court Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin 4 Read more about Third Irish Hotel Investment Conference 2015 1 Day Workshop with The Real Mr Selfridge 15 05 2015 The Irish Hotels Federation will host a 1 day workshop entitled Supercharge Your Sales with the Kara Academy headed up by Alan O Neill on May 25th at The Morgan Hotel Dublin and places are strictly limited to 22 Read more about 1 Day Workshop with The Real Mr Selfridge Irish Independent Be Our Guest Summer Supplement 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 as one of the free bonuses The supplement

    Original URL path: http://www.ihf.ie/news?keys=&page=1 (2016-02-07)
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