Local hoteliers rest easier as occupancy up

first_img Previous articleMurray gets nod at nine for openerNext article‘New moral low’ as graveside visitor robbed admin Facebook Print Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img HARD work and ingenuity is paying off for Limerick’s hoteliers, who have driven business up after getting in bed with tourism attractions and restaurateurs to cut deals.According to the Mid-West Hotel Federation branch of the Hotel Federation of Ireland, Limerick is now “the most competitively priced tourist city in terms of hotel prices in the country”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chairman of the Mid-West branch, Clare hotelier Michael Vaughan, said that the work being done by the city’s hotels is to be applauded. “They have got together with the tourism attractions, such as Thomond Park and the restaurants and done deals for packages. They have sought funding for marketing and brochures and it’s paying off. The latest report is that there is an increase of three per cent in occupancy year on year,” Michael told The Limerick Post.He was speaking in the wake of the publication of the release of the latest hotel figures from STL Global for Dublin, which show that rates being charged in the capital are up by 5.4 per cent. “There is a two-pronged recovery. One is the kind of recovery seen in Dublin and aside from the fact that it is a capital city, there have also been massive investments in attractions like the Aviva stadium and the Grand Canal Theatre. Limerick is recovering in terms of occupancy”.There is also increased activity in terms of coach tour business in the city, the hotels representative said. “Limerick is probably now the most competitively priced tourist city in Ireland”. The improvement is welcomed in the entire region, Michael said, as Limerick “has underperformed for the last 10 years. The Mid-West branch (of the IHF) had identified Limerick city tourism as the single biggest tourism difficulty in the region. If Limerick improves its tourism draw, then that brings people into the region”. Email NewsLocal NewsLocal hoteliers rest easier as occupancy upBy admin – September 13, 2011 466 Advertisementlast_img read more

Google property chief to address gathering of agents and proptech firms

first_imgThe organisers of an ‘estate agents vs proptech’ debate taking place today are hoping to increase dialogue between the industry’s technology suppliers and help make their products more accessible to estate agents and will include a presentation by Google’s head of property in the UK, Duncan Watts (pictured).Agents may struggle to get tickets, though. Organiser BestAgent, the new free-to-use mobile agency CRM platform, says it has been rejecting ticket requests from estate agency groups  in order to maximise the number of tech suppliers who can come.  These now number 50, although the Property Franchise Group has made it onto the guest list.Tech companies attending the London event include the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, Lonres, ValPal, Yomdel, VTUK, Let MC, OneDome, EA Analytics, Goodlord, Viewber, Estates IT and View My Chain.BestAgent, which is the brainchild of entrepreneur Charles Wright, says it has 20 suppliers signed up, four pending and a further 30 companies who have expressed an interest.And since launching in June, Charles says 200 estate agents have so far registered to have accounts.Proptech peoplePanel members at the conference are a mix of proptech people and agents including Ian McKenzie, CEO of the Guild, London estate agent Kristjan Byfield, former NAEA president Katie Griffin, Reigate estate agent Perry Power and former agent and commentator Christopher Watkins.The conference is also going to be addressed by Google UK’s Head of Property, Duncan Watts.“I am excited to be part of this panel discussing what I think is the most pressing problem affecting the industry,” says Perry Power (pictured left).“It really is time the industry modernised with proptech. The BestAgent Marketplace concept is a great initiative. The current amount of repetition and duplication of data-entry caused by CRMs not connecting with other services is mind-boggling.“It takes agent teams away from doing what really matters, which is delivering a great client result and experience.”goodlord Katie Griffin Google Perry Power OneDome Let MC LonRes Bestagent Tenancy Deposit Scheme Duncan Watts EA Analytics Estates IT ValPal View My Chain Viewber VTUK Yomdel September 25, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Google property chief to address gathering of agents and proptech firms previous nextProptechGoogle property chief to address gathering of agents and proptech firmsNew tech platform BestAgent says it wants conference to encourage more proptech suppliers to cooperate and reduce ‘mind boggling’ levels of double-data entering.Nigel Lewis25th September 201802,652 Viewslast_img read more