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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Irish Hotels Federation

Last year
# Jobseekers
Government woos 1,200 Spaniards for 'hard-to-fill' jobs but housing problems glossed over
Hostels have become a common fallback option for workers who can’t find long-term housing.
All time
# event cancellations
Hotels estimated to lose over €90 million in revenue due to event cancellations this Christmas
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has urged the government to retain supports for the industry.
# level 5
Summer bookings at 'historic low', hotels say
The hotels industry is calling for more supports from the government while they remain shut.
# big day
Hoteliers suggest guest limit for weddings based on size of venue
The Irish Hotels Federation said this could allow social distancing to take place.
# Covid-19
'Dramatic collapse' in bookings puts 100,000 jobs at risk, Irish Hotels Federation says
Room occupancy levels are down over 70% for the remainder of the year.
# golfgate
Hotels federation says it had 'no role in organising or providing clearance' for controversial golf event
The IHF said there was a “time-lag” from the government announcing new restrictions to the update guidance on how it affects industry.
# Hospitality
Hoteliers warn that ongoing restriction of indoor gatherings puts thousands of jobs at risk
Hundreds of hotels and wedding venues are struggling to survive the impact of Covid-19.
# policy and economy
Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions
Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.
# tourism and transport
A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.
# tourism and transport
Hoteliers say taxis should be forced to offer card payments as a 'basic service'
The industry’s lobby group has described cabbies as ‘ambassadors for their country’.
# Getting hitched
The UK's divorce from the EU is hurting Ireland's cross-border weddings trade
Northern Irish couples are the ‘bread and butter’ of some regional hoteliers.
# acrylamide
Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'
EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.
# turbulence ahead
IAG's promises on Aer Lingus regional routes are 'entirely unacceptable'
Tourism groups want a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ on Heathrow access.
# Hotel Wars
Hotel Federation hits out at price survey
The representative body for hoteliers in Ireland has accused a recent survey of hotel prices of being “in no way reflective” of the value on offer in Ireland.
# Hotels
Romantic getaways helping over half of Irish hotels increase turnover
A new survey also showed that hoteliers have a more positive outlook about growth at their own business over the next year.
# sleep tight
Killarney most expensive as hotel prices at highest since 2008
The Hotel Price Index has shown that the average price of a room is now €90 per night.
# Tourism
Hoteliers call for greater action to attract tourists from Britain
The Irish Hotels Federation issues demands to ‘reinvigorate’ tourism marketing, after the number of British visitors fell in 2012.
# Promissory notes
Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal
Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.
# Phonograms
EU court says hotels should pay royalties for in-room TVs
Hoteliers in Ireland have called the ruling “outrageous”.
# Tourism
Irish tourism "in fragile state"
The chief executive of the Irish Hotel Federation has said that hotels and guesthouses are “struggling to cope” with a two-speed recovery in the sector.
# JLCs
Minimum wage reforms spark 'outrage' among employers
The Government earlier announced plans to overhaul the JLC system for setting basic pay rates.
# Hotels
NAMA chief: We're not to blame for cheap hotel rooms
NAMA’s chairman Frank Daly dismisses criticisms that NAMA’s hotel ownership was forcing down the market prices.
# Tourism
Tourism chiefs unveil 20,000-job revival plan
The ‘Tourism Opportunity’ confederation launches a report promising jobs if we change how we market Ireland.