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Fáilte Ireland: COVID-19 Business Supports Hub 

Fáilte Ireland: COVID-19 Business Supports Hub  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact it is having on the tourism sector, we are targeting our business supports to respond to the most urgent challenges and threats tourism businesses are now facing.   

 
All of these supports can be accessed through our customised support hub which will be continuously updated as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. 

 

Click on image above to see the range of supports available.

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Fáilte Ireland Research: Hotel Survey December 2021

Fáilte Ireland Research: Hotel Survey December 2021 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national, regional and county (where available).

 

The key findings for December 2021 were: 

  • National hotel occupancy stood at 40.7% in December 2021. Compared 55.8% in December 2019, a decline of -27% due to the emergence of the Omicron variant which led to travel disruption and reduced accommodation demand.
  • Bedspace occupancy was also lower than previous months at 32.8%.
  • Continuing the trend of previous months, ADR increased compared with 2019. National ADR was €136.10 in December 2021 which was +16% above December 2019.
  • The strong ADR performance was achieved during the festive period, despite the impact of Omicron. Hotels that remained opened during this period were also more likely to be luxury operators which contributed to the high ADR growth.
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Booking.com: Launches the First-of-its-Kind Travel Sustainable Badge 

Booking.com: Launches the First-of-its-Kind Travel Sustainable Badge  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Booking.com has launched its 'Travel Sustainable Badge', a   measure that will provide travellers with more information when looking for more sustainable travel choices.  

 

The badge is applicable to a wide range of accommodation types, from apartments, B&Bs, holiday homes, hotels and resorts.

 

The goal of the badge is to provide travellers with a transparent, consistent and easy-to-understand way to identify a wider range of more sustainable accommodation, no matter where they travel.

 

See more in the article above and view the criteria for the badge here Travel Sustainable Badge criteria

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Booking.com: Sustainable Travel Report 2021

Booking.com: Sustainable Travel Report 2021 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

In the latest Sustainable Travel Report from Booking.com research suggests that 2020 could be the tipping point for  sustainable travel:

  • 83% of global travellers think sustainable travel is vital, with 61% saying the pandemic has made them want to travel more sustainably in the future.

  • Almost half (49%) believe that in 2021, there aren’t enough sustainable travel options available. 
  • 3 out of 4 accommodation providers say they have implemented at least some kind of sustainability practices 
  • the industry is continuing to evolve but challenges remain.

Insights were gathered from over 29,000 travellers across 30 countries. See more in the full report.

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Failte Ireland Research: Top Free Visitor Attractions 2019

Failte Ireland Research: Top Free Visitor Attractions 2019 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Here are the top 50 Free Visitor Attractions based on Fáilte Ireland Visitor Attractions Survey 2019. 

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Amadeus/IHG: Whitepaper Drivers of Change in Hospitality

Amadeus/IHG: Whitepaper Drivers of Change in Hospitality | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

This joint study looks at emerging trends in hospitality including:

 

  •  The Guest of the Future
  •  The Rise of Tech-Augmented Hospitality

 

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Deloitte: The Next-Gen Hotel Guest Experience 

Deloitte: The Next-Gen Hotel Guest Experience  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
  • The principle of knowing guests is and has always been, at the core of understanding and delivering an exceptional hotel guest experience.

 

  • However, today's consumers want—and expect—much more from their Hotel stay.

 

  • Hoteliers need to tune into consumer needs to drive loyalty and increase repeat business.

 

Deloitte's (US) hotel guest experience (GX) report taps into how data-driven strategies can meet new consumer needs. Read more in this article.

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Fáilte Ireland Research: Hotel Survey - July 2021

Fáilte Ireland Research: Hotel Survey - July 2021 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

The Hotel Survey report provides key performance data, room and bed occupancy rates, Average Daily Rates (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) of Irish hotels at a national, regional and county (where available).

 

The key findings for July 2021 were:  

  • An improved picture amongst open and operating hotels in Ireland in July 2021 compared with June 2021. Room occupancy for the month increased to 63.3% (v 46.4% in June 2021) &  bedspace occupancy was 58.0%.
  • Room occupancy, however, was still nearly 30% (in relative terms) below the pre-pandemic level of 87.0% in July 2019.
  • The month saw some changes including the restart of international travel (19th July) and indoor dining (26th July) but the continuing challenges of COVID-19 impacted as RevPAR remained just over 20% below the pre-pandemic level of July 2019.
  • ADR grew by 5.5%, welcome news for the sector as it continued to grapple with supply and labour challenges.
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TripAdvisor: The Power of Reviews for Tour & Attraction Businesses - Infographic

TripAdvisor: The Power of Reviews for Tour & Attraction Businesses - Infographic | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Some insights into the way travellers interact with reviews, why they leave reviews, and the impact reviews have on their booking habits and what this means for experience providers. 

 

Based on a TripAdvisor study (of Tripadvisor users) conducted in partnership with Ipsos MORI,

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Trivago Business Blog: Sustainable Hospitality: Eco-Friendly Trends and Tips

Trivago Business Blog: Sustainable Hospitality: Eco-Friendly Trends and Tips | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Sustainable travel is increasingly popular, It's also a priority for  hospitality leaders and hotels. 

 

There is a need to grow the industry, accommodate more and more guests, build more properties, and at the same time reduce the sector’s carbon footprint to achieve complete decarbonization by 2050.

 

Discover eco-friendly tips for Hotels in this blog. 

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UNWTO Report: Walking Tourism – Promoting Regional Development 

UNWTO Report: Walking Tourism – Promoting Regional Development  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Walking tourism can be developed anywhere as a sustainable tourism offering with relatively small investment the UNWTO reports. 

 

Walking tourism is now one of the most popular ways to experience a destination and has many benefits including;

  • allowing tourists to engage with local people, nature and culture.
  • fulfilling the modern travellers’ preference for physical and healthy activities during travel.
  • social and economic benefits to residents and communities if properly developed and managed. 

 Read more in this executive summary.   

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Article: Hotel Doolin -Ireland's First Carbon Neutral Hotel 

Article: Hotel Doolin -Ireland's First Carbon Neutral Hotel  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Donal Minihane,  GM at Hotel Doolin, Ireland's first carbon neutral Hotel, outline the Hotel's journey towards sustainability and how small changes can make a difference.

 

Read more above.

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Green Hospitality: Water Management Hospitality Sector 

Green Hospitality: Water Management Hospitality Sector  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Some guidance and best practice advice on Water Management in the Hospitality Sector 

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STR Research: Accommodation Preferences after Lockdown 

STR Research: Accommodation Preferences after Lockdown  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

As a result of successful vaccination programmes and the relaxation of restrictions travellers can now explore beyond their locality.

This study looks at what changes can be seen in consumer accommodation preferences as travel becomes more accessible.  

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Report: Global Accommodation Sector: The Road to Net Zero Emmissions 

Report: Global Accommodation Sector: The Road to Net Zero Emmissions  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

A joint report by Booking.com and EY-Parthenon, presents a transition pathway with specific opportunities for accommodation to directly reduce their carbon emissions.  Based on primary research obtained from surveying accommodation providers: 

  • It details what the sector has achieved to date and what can still be achieved with different measures.
  • It identifies the best technologies available, and estimates  investment and implementation costs, 
  • Finally, the report shows how a wide set of stakeholders can support accommodations in their decarbonisation efforts and accelerate the green transition.
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Fáilte Ireland: Hotel Performance Review

Fáilte Ireland: Hotel Performance Review | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

This is the first edition of Fáilte Ireland's Hotel Performance Review, in the report you will find:

  • an overview of sector performance after the last very challenging eighteen months.
  • A timely analysis of past performance and forward outlook, to help businesses make informed strategic and tactical
    operational decisions.
  • Insights and data to help build industry recovery.

See more by clicking on the image above. 

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Failte Ireland Research: Top Fee Charging Visitor Attractions 2019

Failte Ireland Research: Top Fee Charging Visitor Attractions 2019 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

Here are the top 50 Fee Charging Visitor Attractions based on the Fáilte Ireland Visitor Attractions Survey 2019. 

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Fáilte Ireland Research: Key Tourism Facts 2019 

Fáilte Ireland Research: Key Tourism Facts 2019  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

A one stop shop for key statistics on Ireland’s overseas and domestic tourist performance in 2019. 

 

Overseas Tourists 

  • Tourist Numbers by source market (2015-2019)
  • Tourist Revenue 
  • Regional Performance by source market
  • Month of arrival
  • Where did overseas tourists stay
  • Activities  tourists engaged in 
  • Profile of tourists

 

Domestic 

  • Domestic trips
  • Domestic expenditure 
  • Where domestic holidaymakers stay 
  • Length of stay by time of year
  • Activities  domestic holidaymakers engaged in
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HOTREC: How to Attract and Retain the Workforce in the Hospitality Sector

HOTREC: How to Attract and Retain the Workforce in the Hospitality Sector | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
  • Despite the high level of unemployment in Europe, the hospitality sector is facing a huge shortage of skills (e.g. digital, interpersonal skills, languages, cooking abilities).
  • This trend is increasing, due to inter alia technological changes, companies need to respond to changing customer’s needs (eg. be more visible online) 
  • The hospitality sector also needs to deal with a workforce who is sensitive to the perceived lack of attractiveness of the sector.


See HOTREC's reccommendation to counteract this trend 

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STR Insights: Sustainable Travel and the Impact of Climate Change on Tourist Perceptions

STR Insights: Sustainable Travel and the Impact of Climate Change on Tourist Perceptions | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
  • STR’s Tourism Consumer Insights Department surveyed more than 1,000 active travellers globally in January 2020 and evaluated their thoughts and behavior towards sustainability in the tourism industry.

 

  • These travellers were also asked if the travel industry is doing enough? 

 

See the results here.

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Fáilte Ireland Research: What Makes a Great Visitor Attraction - 2016/2018

Fáilte Ireland Research: What Makes a Great Visitor Attraction - 2016/2018 | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
What makes a Great Visitor Attraction?
 
  • This research ranks the key elements that influence visitor satisfaction levels and gives a greater understanding as to what makes a great visitor attraction.
 
  • Nearly 6,000 visitors (predominantly international) were interviewed across 34 different visitor attractions (2016 & 2018) to test a range of experience features from amenities and staff, interior layouts, exhibits, information tools to the storytelling and the tour.

 

See this updated piece of research combining 2016 and 2018 research findings.  

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Trivec: 5 Restaurant Trends 

Trivec: 5 Restaurant Trends  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

The restaurant industry is changing, good food and friendly service will always be cornerstones in the foodservice industry, but it’s just not enough anymore.

 

Here are the most important trends you need to know .

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Booking.Com:  How to Retain High-Performing Employees 

Booking.Com:  How to Retain High-Performing Employees  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
  • The hospitality industry is one of the world’s biggest employers, but labour shortages are reaching unprecedented levels, according to the Deloitte 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook.
  • While advances in technology can go some way towards increasing productivity and manpower efficiency, there’s still room for improvement when it comes to retention rates, currently at 30% per year in the UK and 26.2% in the USA
  • Hotels need to focus on retaining top staff by creating positive workplace cultures
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EHG Research: Caravanning Cultures in Europe 

EHG Research: Caravanning Cultures in Europe  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it

What are the similarities and differences between Europe’s camping nations?  What is most important when choosing a campsite? Is is location, facilities or activities available? 

 

EHG surveyed over 3,800 campers from nine countries in the spring of 2018 in an online survey,

 

Both caravanners and campers who travel with a motorhome were questionned.   Click the image to see the results of the survey and the link below for more detail.  

 Caravanning Cultures Research

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Booking.Com: The Rise of The Sleep Hotel 

Booking.Com: The Rise of The Sleep Hotel  | Industry Sector | Scoop.it
  • In the UK, London's first sleep-centric hotel, Zedwell, is set to open in Piccadilly Circus in February 2020.

 

  • It will have over 750 rooms, with innovative soundproofing and “calm-inducing colours and scents”.

 

  • Everything has been designed to reduce anxiety and daily distractions, creating the perfect environment for sleep, relaxation and wellbeing.  Read more about this concept above. 
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