Mid-Kerry Has New Tourism Ambassadors

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Minister Brendan Griffin, Joan McCarthy, Head of Tourism Kerry County Council, Mary Rose Stafford and Feargus Dunne of I.T. Tralee with some of Mid-Kerry’s new Tourism Ambassadors.

THE Killorglin and mid-Kerry area has eleven new Tourism Ambassadors following the completion of a ‘Tourism Ambassador Programme’ for the area.

The participants were welcomed on the first night of the course recently by Brendan Griffin, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport.

The Tourism Ambassador Programme is an initiative developed by Kerry County Council’s Tourism Unit in association with the Institute of Technology in Tralee and the Destination Kerry Tourism Forum.

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The Programme welcomed participants from a broad range of tourism businesses and organisations in the Killorglin and mid-Kerry areas.

The course covered an overview of tourism in the area, the value and importance of tourism to the region, the importance of cross-selling businesses in the region to ensure that the dwell time of the visitor is increased and most importantly, that visitors leave with truly memorable experiences.

Mary Rose Stafford and Feargus Dunne, Lecturers from I.T. Tralee’s Hotel, Culinary and Tourism Department delivered the two-night course.

The programme was previously rolled out in north Kerry where 13 Ambassadors completed the course and it is planned to roll out the programme to other parts of the county in the near future.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    Gender gap anyone!
    The Irish government seems to suffer from reverse discrimination.