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Insomnia posts €4m profit

Operating  profits at the Insomnia coffee chain grew to €4m last year.insomnia1119
The figure compares with €848,000 the year before, when the business was hit by almost €3.4m in exceptional costs.
Insomnia's revenue last year was €30.9m, which compared with €28.7m the year before, according to accounts filed for its parent firm, BHJ Holdings.
 Of its turnover last year, €28.5m was generated in Ireland, with the remainder coming from the UK. The company employs about 440 people.
 
 

AirBnB guests spend €212m in restaurants

Guests on Airbnb are projected to spend an estimated €212 million in Irish restaurants and cafes in 2019, according to new figures from the booking website.resturant1119
The projected spend is an increase of 31% from 2018 when estimated spending totaled €170 million.
 
Airbnb offers guests the chance to experience local foods and flavours by learning to cook a traditional recipe or discovering neighbourhood restaurants and cafes, through its Airbnb Experiences.
Guests on the platform are projected to spend €86 million in Dublin in 2019, an increase from €75 million in 2018.
Almost 60% of total guest spending in restaurants and cafes in Ireland this year is spent outside of Dublin.
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€500,000 for Careers Campaign

Fáilte Ireland is to fund a €500,000 campaign promoting tourism careers to help increase the awareness of students and their parents about the varied and viable career fitrio1119opportunities in tourism. This campaign will help to attract the volume and quality of talent required to sustain growth. 
A digital hub will be created that will act as a one stop shop for information on courses and careers in Tourism and Hospitality.
Jenny De Saulles, head of the newly-created Sectoral Development Directorate said :
‘Our plans are about building an Ireland where every part of the country is included and the natural inclination of our people to welcome others is translated into jobs and opportunities’.

 

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Fáilte Ireland plans massive industry support

‘Fáilte Ireland’s focus next year is on helping to sustain and support the tourism industry region by region’, its ceo Paul Kelly has said. kelly11119
He was speaking at a gathering of 600 industry stakeholders in Croke Park where Fáilte Ireland unveiled its 2020 work plans.
‘In 2020, through the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 programme, we will be investing over €12 million to develop new and improved visitor attractions and activities for our visitors. There is a quiet transformation underway in the experiences we offer our visitors and in 2020, we will see a further 25 enhanced attractions open. Through a €6million targeted domestic and Northern Ireland marketing campaign using world class creatives, we will be telling all the people on our island about these great experiences through our new 2020 home holidays campaign called ‘Keep Discovering’.”

 

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Gala Dinner Venues Needed

Ireland needs more large Gala Dinner venues, Paul Kelly, ceo of Fáilte Ireland has said.
They are required to provide a facility and variety for conference visitors in particular.
Me Kelly said that Ireland is also losing conference business because organisers cannot source the required blocks of rooms in conveniently-located hotels at certain times.
One or more large hotels, capable of accommodating delegates to major conferences are also needed, he said.
 
 
 

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