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Hoteliers in Mayo are calling on the Government to take urgent action to address the spiralling cost of insurance, which is posing a serious challenge for the local hospitality industry.
Despite another year of growth in 2018, business sentiment among hotels in Mayo and across the country has dropped significantly - according to the latest hotel barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF). Less than half of hotels (49%) nationally now report a positive outlook for the next 12 months compared with the 82% that had a positive outlook this time last year. Key concerns for the sector include the escalating risk and uncertainty around Brexit, reduced visitors numbers from the UK and the increasing costs of doing business.
The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has expressed deep disappointment at the increase in the tourism VAT rate to 13.5%, announced by Minister Paschal Donohoe as part of Budget 2019.
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.