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30/03/2017 - Over 100 delegates at Donegal Tourism Spring Seminar

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Donegal Tourism team with expert speakers at last weeks Donegal Tourism Spring Seminar 

 

Over 100 delegates attended last weeks Donegal Tourism Spring Seminar in An Grianan Theatre where the audience heard from a panel of expert speakers from the tourism industry.

 

These included Brian Harte, Head of Customer Engagement for Tourism Ireland; Pól Ó Conghaile an award-winning travel writer and expert. He writes for National Geographic Traveller and is travel editor for Independent.ie; Máire Áine Gardiner from Fáilte Ireland who gave an insight into the Wild Atlantic Way; and Niamh Taylor, Managing Director of Digital24, who provided an insight into marketing your tourism business online.

 

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Speakers Brian Harte, Tourism Ireland, Maire Aine Gardiner, Failte Ireland, Niamh Taylor, Digital 24 and Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Writer 

 

The seminar also heard from Seamus Neely, Chief Executive of Donegal County Council and Chairman of Donegal Tourism, who told delegates that “the recognition of the business potential of tourism is well proven in Donegal and has been instrumental in the recovery and regeneration of the area, with tourism start-ups playing a significant part in economic development”.

 

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Terence Slowey commended Donegal Tourism on their work in helping to gain recognition for our county on a continuing basis stating “I’m sure you will all agree that we are in a very strong position on a national scale. The brand www.govisitdonegal which was established in 2013 to promote, market, and develop Donegal as Ireland's premier visitor destination in both the domestic and overseas markets continues to flourish and engage with our Diaspora and potential visitors alike”.

 

This seminar proved to be an excellent platform of learning for a wide and varied combination of experience providers.

 

All present agreed that tourism in Donegal is preparing to move to another level in 2017, following on from a lot of very positive publicity of late including being voted the coolest place on the planet to visit this year, and being given recognition as Ireland’s hidden gem, to name but two of the plaudits that have been recently bestowed on the county.

 

The message from the seminar was clearly articulated by those present that Donegal is open for business and ready to greet the next group of travellers, visitors, explorers, friends, relatives, business people, and families that have yet to experience the welcome that we are renowned for and that is second to none.  

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