Flying High at Ballygarry
Padraig McGillycuddy is a high-flying hotelier. Not only is his preferred mode of transport piloting...

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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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Flying High at Ballygarry
IHI Founders Banquet


Cork International Sales Course

Senior Sales & Hospitality Managers in the Munster area who want to increase their share of business from key international tourism markets are invited to attend Fáilte Ireland’s International Sales Development Programme in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel on Wednesday, 28th February next.
 The Programme is tailored to reflect the transformation in international tourism, increased visitor expectations and the development, marketing and overseas sales techniques needed to increase business growth. It will provide participants with insider sales strategies and tactics and help them develop a new sales growth plan.
 The Programme is facilitated by Fáilte Ireland specialists, international consultants and other experienced industry leaders in tourism including buyers and those working currently within international markets and will cover key markets including Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada and the US.
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Outage hits city lunch trade

Hotels, restaurans and pubs in Dublin city centre lost their lunch trade yesterday following a power outage.
The e Restaurants Association of Ireland suggested food businesses in the area lost between €1,000 and €2,500 in the period.
RAI ceo Adrian Cummins complimented the ESB and the speed at which it returned the connection, but added the fact there was no warning was not an ideal outcome for traders.
A number of traders along St Stephen’s Green including the Shelbourne Hotel and O’Donoghue’s pub on Merrion Row were also affected by the outage.

Tifco paid €45.7m for Travelodges

The TIFCO hotel group paid €45.7m for the purchase of the 12-hotel Travelodge business in Ireland, the 'Irish Independent' reports to-day.
That is according to accounts for TIFCO's holding company Halstonville Ltd, which also confirm that the group also paid €13.3m for the Parliament hotel and the adjacent Fashion House building in Temple Bar in Dublin in July 2016.
The group has since secured planning permission for a 77-bedroom extension to the hotel. The €45.7m paid for the Travelodge business on December 1 2016 doubled the money Richard O'Sullivan and Seamus McGowan paid for Travelodge's Irish business in 2004 in a €22.5m deal.
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Galgorm to host World Spa Awards

Galgorm Resort & Spa has been named 'Global Spa of the Year 2017' at the World Luxury Hotel Awards held  in St. Moritz in Switzerland.


The  Co. Antrim Resort beat off international competition to be recognized by this global organization for its world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.
 The win put the Resort on the radar of the Awards organizational committee, who after al site visit to Northern Ireland at the end of 2017, announced that Galgorm Resort & Spa had been selected as its host property for the 2018 World Luxury Spa & Restaurant Awards.
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Ryanair adds Shannon flights

Ryanair has added two new routes and increased frequency on an existing service between Shannon Airport and the UK.


The airline has put on sale its new three times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) Liverpool service from May 19 and a twice weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) Bristol service from May 17.
Ryanair has also added Tuesdays and Wednesdays to its Manchester service from Shannon, which will now run six days a week.
The two new services bring to 17 the number of destinations that will be served by Ryanair from Shannon this year.


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