Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, the newly elected President of the Irish Hotels Federation has called on the next government to put the tourism industry at the heart of the country’s economic agenda when developing its programme for government.
Elaina, from Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co. Limerick is the third woman to head IHF and part of the first mother-and-daughter succession. Her mother, Mary Fitzgerald, was the first woma to head IHF when she served as president in 200o-2001.
Tourism Ireland in Spain unveiled its key themes for 2020, at an event in Madrid attended by over 60 travel and lifestyle journalists – including representatives of Condé Nast Traveller, National Geographic, El Mundo and 5 Días – as well as popular bloggers and social influencers.
Pictured are Joanne Murphy Tourism Ireland; Hal McElroy, Trident Hotel; Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland; and Ciaran Fitzgerald, Blue Haven Hotel and representing the Kinsale Good Food Circle, at Tourism Ireland’s media event in Madrid.