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


Two nominations for Avvio

Avvio has been named as a finalist in two categories at this year’s Digital Media Awards.
Avvio, which develops innovative solutions for hotels and accommodation providers, is in the running for the ‘Best Agency’ and ‘Best Technology Innovation’ accolades.
 Demonstrating the ever-changing digital landscape of Ireland, the Digital Media Awards recognise the best in digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.
 The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner taking place in February in Dublin. The event will be hosted by Tom Dunne from Newstalk, Ireland's national independent talk radio broadcaster.

Film promotes Ancient East

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight Ireland’s Ancient East – inviting prospective visitors on a journey into the past, to come and experience a destination with 5,000 years of history.
 rockcashel0219Titled "Top Experiences in Ireland’s Ancient East", Tourism Ireland’s latest video was created to remind people everywhere that Ireland’s Ancient East is a great choice for a holiday or short break. To view the film, click here. 
 The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.339 million fans worldwide), Twitter (507,000 followers) and YouTube.

Marker for market

Dublin's five-star Marker Hotel is being readied for a potential sale at a guide price of between €120m and €125m, the Irish Independent reports to-day.
 A selling agent has yet to be formally appointed by the Marker's owners, Midwest Holding AG, and an investor group led by Brehon Capital Partners.
 News of the Marker's potential sale comes just three weeks after the Irish Independent revealed that the five-star Conrad Hotel had been put on the market quietly for a guide price in excess of €115m.

Ryan's Gold in India

DTU Dublin Culinary Arts student, Ryan Malone was awarded the Gold medal for Young Chef Ambassador and a Silver medal in the Cook Off category at the recent 5th  Wor


ld Young Chef Olympiad held in India. In total, student chefs from over 55 countries competed in this international prestigious competition which was run over a five day period taking place in four of India’s major cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.  Ryan said that ‘it’s a great honour to be awarded these medals at this level, adding that culinary arts has already opened up a world of opportunities for him which he had never previously imagined’.  Ryan’s mentor George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts, TU Dublin) said that ‘this is a very exciting and rewarding time to be a young chef adding that the goal in TU Dublin is to raise the profile of the culinary arts, and to try to encourage more young people to consider it as a career option’ George finally added that ‘an event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef. “ 

Canada Tourism Blitz

Tourism Ireland’s 2019 sales blitz to Canada is under way this week. A delegation of 14 tourism enterprises from the island of Ireland is taking part in the targeted mission to


 Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton and Toronto – to grow our share of this important tourism market.
 Pictured are  (back, l-r) Alison Deegan, Original Irish Hotels; Colin Wynne, Moloney & Kelly; Louise McGee, B&B Ireland; Richard Byrne, Adams & Butler; John Goranson, Collette Vacations; John Higgins, National Trust – Giant’s Causeway; Clarissa Delap, St Patrick’s Cathedral; Jonathan Sargeant, Royal Irish Tours; Alison Behan, The Merrion Hotel; David Cleary, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum; Janice Tozer, CIE Tours International; and (front, l-r) Jason Powell, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council; David Wardell, Irish National Stud; Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland; Frank Flood, Consul General of Ireland in Vancouver; Alison Metcalfe and Sandra Moffatt, both Tourism Ireland; and Peter Ousonov, Globus, in Vancouver .
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