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Life Award for John D Mulcahy

The World Food Travel Association has announced that John D Mulcahy has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the food and beverage tourismjmulcahy industry.

He is an independent gastronomy tourism activist, advisor and researcher, who is also recognised as the architect of #foodtourism development in Ireland.
When asked about the committee’s choice for the recipient, WFTA Founder and Executive Director Erik Wolf said that “John is an original thinker, a careful researcher, and a true thought leader, I have always looked forward to hearing the wisdom he speaks.”

Ryanair adds to Shannon routes

Ryanair will launch new services to Britain and continental Europe from Shannon Airport , the airport’s operator confirmed on Tuesday.shannonapt

The airline will begin flying to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands once a-week from October 31st, Birmingham in the UK twice weekly from November 1st and Budapest, in Hungary twice weekly from November 3rd.
Ryanair has already announced that it will fly once a-week to Turin in Italy from December.
Mary Considine, chief executive, Shannon Group, said three new destinations would bring to 18 the number of services that Ryanair will offer from the mid-western airport.
She acknowledged that there was a “long way to go” in restoring route numbers to their pre-pandemic levels, but added that Shannon was on the right path.

Galgorm to invest €10m in resort

Galgorm has announced plans to create a suite of new accommodation and thermal spa options within its 380-acre County Antrim Estate which forms part of a £10 milliongalgorm1021 investment that will create up to 50 new hospitality jobs over the next two years.
 This new investment marks the first phase of a £30 million project to further expand and enhance resort and spa facilities by 2027 and is the latest move by Galgorm Collection to ensure the Resort’s position as a world-class international tourism destination, having already invested £60 million since 2010.
 In addition to the expansion of the Resort, Galgorm Collection has also committed to the rollout of an enhanced benefits package for all eligible team members, including a £1 million investment into premium private health care cover over the next five years as part of its ongoing commitment to investing in its people.
The announcement was welcomed by Economy Minister Gordon Lyons on a recent visit to the Resort:

Pubs with music to escape ticketing

Pubs with live music will not be subjected to new guidelines around ticketing,.pub0820
The Government has defended new requirements which would see all live music events and late-night hospitality ticketed. Attendees will also have to display photographic ID and a Covid certificate proving vaccination or immunity.
The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) has described the new rules as “a disaster” for late bars, nightclubs and musicians. Questions have also been raised about how live music in pubs would be regulated under the plans.


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Hotel sues insurer

The operators of the Old Imperial Hoel in Youghal, Co. Cork are suing a Slovenia-based insurer and a broker over its businss interruption policy.oldimperial

The Commercial Court was told that th case has implications for several other similar businesses which were closed by the pandemic.
 Coachhouse Catering Ltd, which runs the Old Imperial Hotel in Youghal, Co Cork, has brought the action over what it says is the refusal of the Zavarovalnica Sava insurance company to provide an indemnity for losses suffered under a business interruption insurance policy it provided.
It is also suing the Irish broker Frost Insurance, trading as Frost Underwriting UQuote.
Coachhouse seeks declarations including that it is entitled to an indemnity under the policy for interruption/losses after March 15 last year when the first lockdown was announced.
It also seeks a declaration that the closure order from that date constituted a loss and/or destruction and/damage to the property it uses for business. It also seeks damages for breach of contract including aggravated and/or exemplary damages.
The defendants deny the claims.


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