Tuesday 17 September 2019

Workshops on becoming a 'local expert' for tourists

Fáilte Ireland's KNOW SLIGO Local Experts Programme returns this month.

The programme has been developed to support those involved in the tourism sector and the local community.

This programme consists of a 2 two and a half-hour interactive and dynamic workshop on what to see and do in Sligo.

The workshop takes place on Monday, 9th September: Sligo Southern Hotel, from 09.30 - 12.30 (registration from 09.00) & 15.30 - 18.30 (registration from 15.00). More than 160 local business people, tourism professionals and local community representatives have already joined the Sligo Local Experts network. Explaining the programme, Aoife McElroy, Senior Travel Advisor with Fáilte Ireland said:

"The KNOW SLIGO Local Experts programme has been a great success so far, with people from across the tourism industry and local community participating in the workshops, joining the network and sharing ideas and business. We know how important local knowledge is in making the visitor experience memorable and positive and this programme helps to maximise that, working together with our growing network of Local Experts."

Fáilte Ireland, is calling on all visitor-facing employees, local volunteers and people in the Sligo community that regularly interact with visitors, own a B&B, work in a hotel, restaurant, pub, retail store, taxi company, or if you are active in your local community, to consider the workshop. This is a free event. To register,email

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