Superstars for Cabaret

Irish superstars Red Hurley and Philomena Begley are to top the bill at the 20...

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IHI Founders Banquet
The annual Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Irish Hospitality Awards takes place on ...

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Superstars for Cabaret
IHI Founders Banquet


Hotel Rates Rise Continues

New figures released by travel research firm STR reveal that revenue per available room (RevPar) across Ireland's hotels rose by 16.1% during the year ending in M


ay of 2018, with average daily room rates rising 12.7% to €144.55.
STR's data indicates that during the period RevPar in Dublin underwent a rise of 13.6%, growing to €146.96, while RevPar outside of the capital increased 18.3% to €92.70.
Meanwhile, the average daily room rate in Ireland as a whole rose 12.7% to €144.55, with the average daily room rate being €162.36 in Dublin during the period and €115.62 in the rest of the country.
STR also revealed that the hotel occupancy rate for Dublin in May was 90.5%, up 1.2% on the year, with the occupancy rate being up 5.3% outside of Dublin at 80.2%.

DIGI protests high drink taxes

Patricia Callan of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) and Director of ABFI says that latest Eurostat figures show that Ireland is the most expensive country in the EU for alcohol. Eurostat also states that the large price variation is due mainly to differences in taxation of alcohol products among EU members states.
 “Ireland has the second highest excise tax rate in the EU, behind only Finland. We have the highest excise tax on wine, the second highest on beer and the third highest on spirits.
Our high excise tax is an anti-competitive tax on one of Ireland’s largest employers and fastest-growing industries.
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Promo targets late bookers

Around two million people in Barcelona are seeing eye-catching ads for Ireland in bus shelters and at other outdoor locations around the 


city ri. It’s part of Tourism Ireland latest campaign with Aer Lingus, to grow Spanish visitor numbers this year.
 The campaign is being rolled out – in Barcelona and Madrid – this month to take advantage of late booking patterns among Spanish holidaymakers. Madrid and Barcelona are important markets for tourism from Spain, with around 35% of all Spanish visitors to Ireland coming from Madrid and around 28% from Barcelona.
 As well as the outdoor ads, the campaign includes digital advertising on popular news, cultural and lifestyle sites, which will reach an estimated 5.4 million people living in both Madrid and Barcelona.
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Eventprops for Dogpatch Lab

The next Eventprofs Dublin meetup will be held at Dogpatch Lab's co-working space on Thursday, 19th of July - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen will be talking about how he and his team successfully organised and delivered TSConf in just 2 months from event concept to delivery. He will be followed by Vicky Lee, Technical Event Curator and producer of the popular Coding Grace community, on driving diversity in events.
 There will be some drinks and nibbles at the venue (sponsored by voxgig) with the option of going along to a local pub for more drinks and networking afterwards.

Ontario flight welcomed

 Tourism Ireland has welcomed the announcement by Norwegian of a new flight from Hamilton (Ontario) to Dublin. The new service will 


operate daily, commencing in March 2019, providing another welcome boost for travel from Canada
to the island of Ireland.
Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said:
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