Hoteliers Look Forward to Resumption of Indoor Hospitality
Following Government measures announced yesterday, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) looks forward to the resumption of indoor hospitality later this month. Tim Fenn, Chief Executive, also welcomed the news that children will be exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated. “Yesterday’s announcement was an important milestone in the reopening of society and the economy and in the recovery of Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industry,” he said.
“Public health remains the number one priority of hotels and guesthouses across the country and our members are firmly committed to the implementation of safety guidelines and protocols, which cover every aspect of our operations and facilities. Since the outset of the pandemic, the implementation of Government safety measures has proved highly effective, helped by the strong support of our teams and co-operation of guests. Hotels have existing processes in place around the safety of indoor hospitality and now look forward to extending a warm welcome to non-residents in line with revised restrictions,” Mr Fenn added.
“One of our key priorities now is the opening up of safe international travel and yesterday’s announcement is a key part of that. We therefore welcome the Government’s decision to recognise equivalent proof of vaccination for visitors from Britain and the US, two of our key overseas markets,” said Mr Fenn.