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Hotel and guesthouse owners in Mayo and across the country are reporting a good start to the year, according to an industry survey undertaken by the Irish Hotels Federation.
Hotel and guesthouse owners in Galway and across the country are reporting a good start to the year, according to an industry survey undertaken by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) in advance of its 80th Annual Conference in Cavan.
Gourmets of Galway have an exciting year in store as the city and county have been chosen as the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy - the first time the award has gone to Ireland.
The latest Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) quarterly barometer released last week shows that overall hotel and guesthouse owners in Mayo and across the country are optimistic for their businesses in 2017. Nine out of ten (91 per cent) state they recorded increased business in 2016 while over half (57 per cent) of hotels and guesthouses grew their workforce during the year. Coming to the end of one of the strongest tourism years since the recession, the barometer also shows that nine out of ten (89 per cent) have plans to reinvest in their properties in the New Year.
Tourism Ireland is predicting a bumper year in 2016 – they predict 8.2million overseas visitors to Ireland this year, spending an estimated €4.2billion. This amounts to growth of between 4 and 5 per cent, which is very significant, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS, WESTPORT.
Hoteliers in Mayo have called on local candidates in the General Election to commit to decisive action in support of continued recovery in Irish tourism. Michael Lennon, chair of the Mayo Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), said that while tourism has made significant progress in recent years, continued growth cannot be taken for granted.
Following a year of strong tourism growth, hotels and guesthouses in Galway are upbeat going into 2016, according to the latest quarterly barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). Local hoteliers have benefitted from a 13 per cent increase in overseas visitors to Ireland over the last 12 months, including significant growth key markets such as North America (visitors up 13 per cent), Britain (up 11 per cent) and the rest of Europe (up 14 per cent).
Mayo hoteliers welcome the continuing growth in visitors to Ireland that was announced recently. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show an 11% increase in trips to the country by overseas visitors between May and July of this year.