Travel Extra’s Quotes of the Week Mar 10

There could be a strike during Easter Week and there could be indefinite strike every Monday and Friday. – Iberia Trade Union spokesman Manuel Atienza

The EU insists on agriculture statistics, but not for Ireland’s biggest employer. – IHF President Michael Vaughan.

We asked Google hotel finder where they get their rates, they said: we don’t know. – CEO of the German Hotel Association (IHA) Markus Luthe at the IHF conference in Killarney.

Our reviews are mainly positive. The ones that are negative, there are different ways you can look at them. – Sarah Mathews of Tripadvisor at the IHF conference in Killarney.

What I need from you is evidence that this policy has worked, and the number of people employed in the sector is increasing. What I don’t want to hear is special pleading about how the industry is in trouble. Every industry is in trouble. – Leo Varadkar at the IHF conference in Killarney.

When a hotelier reports a fake, suspicious, malicious review to Tripadvisor, you are given 500 characters in a box. When you get a reply you get an anonymous reply which is the culture of your company, with nothing specific to explain why the review is going to remain on your website. – Simon Haden at the IHF conference in Killarney.

I shudder at the thought that Germany tourism would co-operate with Tripadvisor. – CEO of the German Hotel Association (IHA) Markus Luthe at the IHF conference in Killarney.

I firmly believe that this result, representing our third consecutive year of profitability, validates our value carrier business model and shows that our strategy is delivering a leaner, more efficient and profitable airline, to the benefit of customers, shareholders and staff, – Christophe Mueller in the Aer Lingus annual report (3.9 megs download here)

I have discovered the cure for flu: go self-employed. – Adrian Webster, motivational speaker at the IHF conference in Killarney

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