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Monday 22 September 2014

Exhibition showcasing best of local tourism and business

Published 24/04/2013 | 05:20

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Sinead Roche, Tourist Officer for Dundalk.

An exhibition highlighting the best of local tourism and business enterprises will take place in the Market Square this May Bank Holiday weekend.

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Dundalk TCCM and Tourist Office, in conjunction with Dundalk BIDS, are hosting a two-day event with a Local Business Expo on Friday May 3 and Louth Tourism Expo on Saturday May 4.

The Local Business Expo will showcase Dundalk's business community and is expected to attract a diverse audience. It will create a platform for traders to present their products, services and business ideas to the general public.

Fiona Cunningham from the Town Centre Commercial Managers Office said: 'It's an opportunity to create awareness for local businesses and increase the number of potential new customers through their doors.

'We want to do everything that we can to encourage a vibrant economy that encourages small-business growth and sustainability'.

'The Tourism Exhibition on Saturday, May 4 is to create awareness not only for visitors to Dundalk, but also to the local residents.

The theme for the 'Tourism Expo' is 'What's on your Doorstep' and we would like to invite a range of tourism providers from Dundalk, and the surrounding area, to take a stall at the event.

Sinead Roche, Tourist Officer for Dundalk: 'Over the past six months that I have been in the tourist office, large numbers of local people have called in to get information for visiting friends, relatives and business associates.

'I'm not sure if it's The Gathering that's influencing them, but they want to be really prepared for the arrival of their visitors and often post information overseas long before the visit takes place.

'As they find out about all the great things to see and do right here on our doorstep the reaction is always the same - they had no idea that there was so much to do in Co Louth.'

Anyone are interested in taking part in either event or would like to find out more email info@dundalktouristoffice.ie / Fiona@dundalktccm.ie, or contact Sinead 042 93 53997 or Fiona 042 9352842 - There are only 11 places available for those who require a canopy cover.

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