Irish Hotel Federation Criticises Government Decision to Maintain VAT Rate

The chair of the Midlands branch has made the call following the budget announcements.

The Irish Hotels Federation is criticising the decision to maintain the 13.5% VAT increase in the Budget. 

Chair of the midlands branch, Dara Cruise, says the budget was a missed opportunity to help make the hotel industry in Ireland competitive again. 

It's estimated that tourism contributes €31 million to the economy in Laois each year.

Mr.Cruise who is also general manager of the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise believes it's a worrying time for the hotel industry:

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