Grad of the Year
Andrew Grant of DIT, IHI Graduate of the Year is pictured at the Founders Banquet with sponsor, Hugh...

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Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
The line-up for the Global Hospitality Tech Summit which is running alongside next year’s Food &am...

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IHI Founders Banquet
The annual Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Irish Hospitality Awards takes place on ...

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Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever
Hospitality Expo 2018 - RDS - 6-7 of February looks certain to be the largest most comprehensive sin...

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Grad of the Year
Stellar Line Up for Global Summit
IHI Founders Banquet
Hospitality Expo- Biggest Ever


Shanahan's building to top guide price

One of the finest Georgian houses on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green, occupied by the fine dining restaurant Shanahan’s on the Green, is to be sold on behalf of a receiver for  mor


e than its €4.5 million guide price.
The famous steak house at No 19 has been trading as 'Shanahan’s' since 2000 and was previously known as 'Whites on the Green', when it was also run as a restaurant by property owner Peter White.
The restaurant trading company operated by John Shanahan pays a rent of €240,000, which is due to rise to €290,000 in 2019.
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Students research 'Bleasure' in France

Student research winners from 12 nations presented findings at Nice, France at a conference hosted by Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP)


 The GTTP Ireland winners were Marta Gacek (16 years) and Stephanie Keane (15 years) of  Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. They arew pictured with Natasha Kinsella of Tourism Innsight (on rigjht)
 The Global Travel and Tourism Partnership (GTTP) announced that 24 secondary and tertiary students from 12 countries were selected as 2017 Student Research Competition winners out of approximately 2,000 entries. The students presented their case study research findings at the GTTP’s annual student/teacher conference in Nice, France. In Ireland, this competition is integrated within Tourism Insight, an educational programme about career opportunities in the tourism industry.  
 The winning pupils at the GTTP conference discussed how the growing trend for travelers to combine their business and leisure trips (“Bleisure travel”) can attract more visitors and enhance the tourist experience in their respective countries. The students also explained their views on the role of sustainability and technology in supporting Bleisure tourism development. 
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Visitors pass 10m in record year

Despite Brexit and a downturn in the British market, 2017 is set to be another record year for Irish tourism.


By year end, 10.65 million people will have visited the island of Ireland, spending €5.78 billion. For 2018, Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s performance – growing overseas tourism revenue by to €6 billion (+5%) to the island of Ireland and visitor numbers to visitor numbers to 10.8 million (+2%).
 Tourism Ireland  launched details of its marketing plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas in 2018, at an event attended by tourism industry leaders from around the country.
Building on this year’s success and sustaining growth into the future is at the heart of Tourism Ireland’s strategy for 2018. Factors working in our favour include new flights to Ireland – including the first ever direct flight from the Asia-Pacific region, with a new Cathay Pacific service from Hong Kong set to launch in June, as well as new Aer Lingus flights from Seattle and Philadelphia.
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Lough Eske Treble at IHI

Staff from Lough Eske Castle won three awards at the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) Founders Banquet & Hospitality Management Awards 2017 .


Denise McDonagh (Spa Manager)  won "Young Hospitality Manager of the Year 2017", Catherine Monaghan (Director of Human Resources) (pictured), won "Hospitality Human Resources & Training Manager of the Year 2017" and Geraldine Carty (Front of House Supervisor) won "IHI Hospitality Employee of the Year Award 2017." Additionally, Lough Eske Castle was shortlisted for four awards out of eleven in total, with Karen Downey (Revenue Manager) also being nominated as Revenue Manager of the Year 2017.
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GoT Campaign takes Grand Prix

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones tapestry campaign has scooped a top prize at the eurobest awards, the biggest awards for the creativity in advertising in Europe.
 Pictured are Mark Henry, Tourism Ireland (centre) with the Grand Prix eurobest award for Tourism Ireland’s tapestry campaign; also pictured are Dave Monk, Publicis London (left); and Richard Brim, adam&eve/DDB and head of the awards jury.
 gotgp1217 The awards ceremony took place in London, as part of eurobest, the European Festival of Creativity – an annual event which celebrates and rewards excellence in advertising and communications in Europe. Tourism Ireland was awarded the Grand Prix for its Game of Thrones tapestry campaign, in the ‘Print and Outdoor’ category – beating off stiff competition in the same category from the likes of McDonalds, Volkswagen and Hasbro.
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