Tuesday 20 March 2018

Tourism conference in Carlingford

Delegates at Dundalk Chamber’s Tourism conference in Carlingford
Delegates at Dundalk Chamber’s Tourism conference in Carlingford

Dundalk Chamber of Commerce hosted a major Tourism Conference in the Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford.

The event brought expert speakers together from various tourism projects from around Ireland, who are leaders in their field of tourism provision, to give an overview of their own success stories, and to give advice on creating a format to revitalise tourism businesses.

A spokeswoman for Dundalk chamber said: 'The event gave practical tips to delegates on how to improve their tourism business so that they could increase their sales and boost attendance figures at their attraction!'

Key speakers at the event included John Teeling of the Great Northern Distillery, who will discussed the potential of whiskey tourism and what visitors are looking for, and John McGrane of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce mentioned how his Chamber can help create cross border links. Daragh Anglim Failte Ireland informed delegates of how by using Irelands Ancient East brand can help grow your business, while Allan Hamilton of Brilliant Trails spoke about what is working in Community Tourism.

Also speaking was Google's Lucy Molan, who discussed capturing the moments that matter for today's traveller! Raymond Coyle of Tayto Park also told his fascinating story to delegates.

Michael Gaynor President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce told delegates that tourism has a critical role in contributing to Louth's economic development. 'Louth has a strong value proposition, and our challenge as a county is to further expand the reach of its existing tourism product.'

The Argus