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Belfast Golf Ambassadors Set to Welcome Visitors to The 148th Open

Golf, WorldHost

Posted by Tourism NI

Published May 8, 2019


Tourism NI has announced plans to extend its WorldHost Ambassador for Golf training programme facilitated by People 1st International across six more council areas, including Belfast City Council, in advance of The 148th Open at Royal Portrush this summer.

Belfast Golf Ambassadors Set to Welcome Visitors to The 148th Open

Roisin McKee, Director, People 1st International and Carolyn Boyd, Tourism NI.

With less than ten weeks to go, the tourism and hospitality industry across Northern Ireland is gearing up to welcome more than 215,000 spectators and visitors from around the world from Sunday 14th - Sunday 21st July 2019. Following a successful partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council over 200 people were recently recognised as WorldHost Ambassadors for Golf.

Speaking about the expansion of the programme Carolyn Boyd, Tourism NI Industry Development Manager said; “Golf visitors have high expectations and take into consideration the quality of courses and accommodation along with local experiences such as food and drink.  Working with our local councils, this training ensures that the industry has the core skills required to meet the expectations of golf visitors not only during The 148th Open but also beyond, so that they are encouraged to return to Northern Ireland and bring family and friends.”

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Deirdre Hargey said; “Belfast City Council is delighted to take part in the WorldHost Ambassador for Golf training programme with Tourism NI.  The 148th Open is the biggest sporting event ever to come to the north and will shine a spotlight not just on our spectacular north coast but on the entire region.  Many of our visitors will travel via Belfast, arriving at our city port and airport. We want the tourism and hospitality industry in our capital city to be ready with a warm and friendly welcome, ensuring that visitors are left with a positive experience of what they found here.”

Roisin McKee, Director, People 1st International added; “It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm across Northern Ireland for people wishing to become WorldHost Ambassadors for golf and in doing so, ensure that they deliver the best and most appropriate customer service for these visitors.”

For a full list of Belfast training dates and how to register visit tourismni.com/tnievents


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