Covid creates Vera Foods
Covid 19 has played a role in creating an exciting new food business for two hospitality professiona...

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Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
John Girvan, Manager at catering supplier Alliance Online Ireland (, shares so...

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IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
Representing over 200 member companies, IFSA (the Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) and Chef Net...

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Brand Building with Video
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Covid creates Vera Foods
Optimizing Covers in Phase Three
IFSA/Chef Network Operating Guidelines
Brand Building with Video


Tourism welcomes Biden election

The electio  of Joe Biden as President of the USA  augurs well for Irish tourism from America,.bidengibons
The promised Presidential visit would generate extensive publicity while there will be a fresh emphasis on the annual St. Patrick's Day events in Washington DC and throughout the USA.
Many people in tourism have happy memories of Joe Biden's visit here as Vice President with Tourism Ireland ceo Niall Gibbons posting wam congratulations to the new President and recalling their meeting here.
Irish politicians have joined Joe Biden's Irish cousins in welcoming his election.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin led the way, saying that the former vice president, whose roots are in Mayo and Louth, is a "stalwart friend" of Ireland.


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EU 'Traffic Lights' begin to-day

From to-day (Monday 9th November), the State is part of the EU traffic-light system for international travel which refers to regions rather than individual countries.dublinairport0620

Under the system, those arriving from green regions can enter the State without restricting their movements or undergoing testing.
 Under the EU traffic light system, passengers arriving from an orange region who have taken the standard PCR Covid-19 test up to three days before travel and have a negative result do not need to restrict their movements upon arrival in their destination. Norway, Finland, parts of Greece and the Azores are currently classified as orange regions.
Passengers who arrive from red regions, which accounts for most of Europe at present, must restrict their movement for 14 days.


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Kerr to join DropChef board.

Entrepreneur Bobby Kerr is to join the board ot DropChef which has announced funding from  VentureWave Capital, whose co-founder Brian Martin isalso  to join DropChef’s board. 
VentureWave Capital, which is behind a new €100 million fund for Irish technology companies, has announced its first investment, with €2 million going to healthy meal-kit delivery service DropChef.
Founded in 2015 by Ryan Scott, Roman Grogan and Sam O’Byrne, DropChef delivers tailored healthy meal kits with measured, locally sourced ingredients to households throughout Ireland. By following easy-to-use recipes, users cook healthy meal options with minimal waste and no fear of forgetting vital ingredients. Costs range from about €40-€65 based on three recipes a week.


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Virtual WTM starts to-day

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect to-day (Monday, 9th November 2020) for the first day of WTM Virtual (9-11 November), a three-day virtual simon press senior exhibition director wtm londonevent for the international tourism community.

Final preparations are being made for the online event which includes the Travel Forward Virtual and International Tourism & Investment Conference.
The conference sessions will also host top politicians, leading academics, health experts and the world’s media, as the travel industry plans for recovery in 2021.
 Highlights of this week’s agenda include:
• Global tourism forecasts from Euromonitor International
• ITIC - International Tourism & Investment Conference
• Responsible Tourism programme
• Aviation sessions with bosses of major low-cost carriers Ryanair and JetBlue
• UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit
• Ministers from Israel, UAE and Bahrain


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Layoffs at Kerry Airport

Around 25 staff at Kerry Airport are to be temporarily laid off, due to the decision by Ryanair to cancel flights in and out of the location for four weeks.
However, the airport will remain open throughout the remainder of the Level 5 restrictions and beyond to service the sole remaining Public Service Obligation route between there and Dublin.
"Every effort has been made until now to minimise the impact of the financial losses associated with this downturn in activity," said John  Mulhern, the CEO of Kerry Airport.
"Unless we take this action, Kerry Airport will not be in a financial position to withstand this prolonged decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic."


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