CATEX Reflects Buoyant Industry
CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, returns to the RDS, Dublin from Tuesday ...

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Fellowship for Brian
Brian Bowler of the Montenotte Hotel, Cork was presented with an IHI Fellowship by Michael Mallon, c...

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Paul's Lifetime Achievement
Paul Boksberger was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the IHI Founders Banquet

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Helen is a Fellow
Helen Fahy, head of quality and culture at The Doyle Collection receives her IHI Fellowship from Mic...

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CATEX Reflects Buoyant Industry
Fellowship for Brian
Paul's Lifetime Achievement
Helen is a Fellow


Rural Funding Welcomed

Fáilte Ireland has welcomed the announcement of Government funding for tourism projects by the Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring, TD under his Department’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.
 The National Tourism Development Authority said that today’s announcement is recognition of the importance and value of tourism to rural regeneration and development.

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 Speaking at the announcement in Castleblaney, Orla Carroll, Director of Product Development at Fáilte Ireland said:
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Failte Ireland partners Waterford

Fáilte Ireland and Waterford City & County Council are bringing businesses together to enhance the Waterford Greenway experience and attract more overseas visitors to the area.


 Over 100 tourism businesses from across Waterford attended an event in the city at the Tower Hotel where the National Tourism Development Authority and Waterford City & County Council shared their vision and priorities for boosting the visitor experience on the Waterford Greenway. These include international promotion of the region as well as improving infrastructure, signage and interpretation along the Greenway. Another core focus will be on developing businesses’ capacity and customer service skills.
 The delegates also heard from Silvia Marty from Girona Greenways about how their greenway in Spain has become an international visitor experience as a result of the strong partnership working between local businesses.
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Self-Service Check-In

 Guestline, in partnership with FutureSens have developed an integrated self-service solution to automate and enhance the check-in process at hotels.
 Favoured by hotels such as the Green Isle in Dublin, Randles Hotel in Killarney and the Pier in Limerick, these self-service kiosks and screens allow guests to check themselves in or out, pay their room charges, collect their key card and maybe even choose their own room. The guest-friendly screens are integrated with Guestline’s Rezlynx PMS to provide a seamless and uniformed service so all the information presented to the guest and recorded back into the system is automatically updated and consolidated.

Ireland 'Love' movie

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film showing why people around the world have fallen in love with Ireland.
  Tourism Ireland asked followers on Instagram around the globe to finish the sentence “Ireland fills my heart because…”. The video includes responses such as "It has the most beautiful coastline in the world" and "It's my first love, and you never forget your first love!".
 heart0219 The video aims to inspire romantic holidaymakers everywhere to come and visit and that they too will fall in love with the landscapes, culture and people of Ireland. The film is inspired by Tourism Ireland’s new global campaign message, to “Fill Your Heart With Ireland”.
 The film is being promoted to potential visitors and fans of Ireland through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.339 million fans worldwide), Twitter (507,000 followers) and YouTube.

Vicar St. Hotel appealed

Two appeals have been lodged against Harry Crosbie's eight-storey, 185-bedroom project in the Liberties. The property was awarded planning permission last month.
 The appeals have been lodged by People Before Profit TD, Bríd Smith, and party colleague, Cllr Tina McVeigh and Louise Leonard.
Mr Crosbie indicated last month that he hoped to begin construction work on the Liberties project at Vicar Street in the coming few weeks with a view to opening the property in 2020.vicarst
 However, that timeline has been thrown into question with the appeals lodged by Deputy Smith and Cllr McVeigh, and a second appeal by Louise Leonard.
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