Tim Fenn, Irish Hotels Federation
The hospitality management highlight of this day, April 8th 2011 was the paper by Mr. Tim Fenn, CEO of the Irish Hotels Federation IHF;
Mr. Fenn gave us very informative inside views of the Irish Hotels, currently being in a truly difficult situation: world economic setback, banking crisis, a somewhat too intensive boost of Irish economy during recent years (“over-borrowed”) etc. The earnings dropped from 6 bn € in 2007 to 4,7 bn. in 2010; the room occupancy rate went down from 64 % to 58%.
But IHF is very actively tackling the present problems with a convincing strategy: serious austerity measures for increased cost competitiveness, enhance marketing abroad: re-launching Ireland especially in UK, US, D and F; bank support for overhanging debts, removal of excess capacities: changing part of the hotels in senior citizens homes etc.
All seminar participants were all united in wishing Ireland the best of success in every respect.
For further topical information pls. consult: Irelandhotels.com
The Irish Hotels Federation Represents Hotels and Guesthouses in Ireland.
2011 Press Releases
IHF Welcomes New Tourism Minister
Urgent Co-ordinated Action Required to Rebuild 'Brand Ireland'
Unfair JLC System Must Be Abolished - or More Jobs Will Be Lost
Government Support for Low-Fare Air Travel Vital for Irish Tourism
Scrap Valuation Act - Hoteliers Call on New Government
Irish Tourism in State of Severe Crisis as Revenues Continue to Plummet
IHF Survey: 84% of Hoteliers Concerned About Viabillity of Their Business for 2011
Call on Government to Support Tourism and 20,000 Additional Jobs
Tourism Needs Decisive Action from the Next Government
Tourism Industry Calls for a New Direction
2011 General Election
IHF Four Point Plan Election Document
The Bacon Report
Over-capacity in the Irish Hotel Industry and Required Elements of a Recovery Programme (November 2009)
ITIC Report - Tourism & Travel Distribution in a Changed World (Sep 10)
ITIC Report - Domestic Market Vital to Tourism Recovery (Dec 09)
Steindl, April 2011