The Irish Hotels Federation’s 2015 Showtel trade exhibition takes place in the Slieve Russell Hotel in Cavan next week.
Part of the IHF's Annual Conference, Showtel takes place over two days on 23 and 24 February and is being held against a backdrop of increased optimism in the hotel and guesthouse sector on foot of an upturn in the domestic market and an increase in overseas visitors of over eight per cent last year.
Hotel and Guesthouse owners are increasing investment in their properties following on last year’s strong tourism performance.
Showtel provides an ideal opportunity for industry suppliers to promote their latest services, products and trends and to demonstrate how they can assist hoteliers with their business and provide them with the tools to compete in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.
Energy provider Electric Ireland and Brakes, an countrywide foodservice business, have been announced as the headline sponsors for the conference and trade exhibition.
IHF Showtel organiser, Stephanie Keating, said, "Showtel is now over 20 years old and is the Irish hotel industry’s leading trade exhibition. It’s a great opportunity for suppliers of goods and services to the hospitality sector to showcase new and existing products to hotel and guesthouse owners and general managers – the target audience when it comes to making a decision for the business."
“With Irish hotels continuing to face very competitive market conditions, the key focus for our members is on delivering the highest quality of service and value for money so as to encourage repeat business. Another priority is increased investment in product development, upgrades to premises and general refurbishment,” added Keating.
"Showtel helps address these needs by providing an exclusive forum for hotel owners and general managers to meet with industry suppliers to secure the best products and services to meet their business requirements."
(Pictured is Stephen McNally, Irish Hotel Federation president)