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The FAM trip will offer opportunities for networking and building relationships within the local tourism industry.

Guide To be confirmed
No. of People per Programme Up to 40
Cost of course Free

Light lunch provided. Please advise if you
have any special dietary requirements.

Purpose of course:

To increase awareness of attractions and experiences within Ballymena and the surrounding area, in order to promote and recommend the area to visitors and tour operators. This FAM trip will focus primarily on our crafts, heritage, food and drink culture.

What the course covers:

Visits to attractions and experiences within the area including:

  • Braid Museum and Arts Centre
  • Midtown Makers
  • Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail
  • Galgorm Castle Golf Club
  • Gracehill Moravian Village
  • Jenny Bristow Cookery Experience
  • Hillstown Brewery Economusee & Tour
  • Crosskeys Inn
  • Bethlehem Abbey, Portglenone

Itinerary with exact timings to follow.

Eligibility for Courses

Training courses are only available to Mid and East Antrim Borough based tourism and hospitality businesses. A maximum of 2 participants will be permitted from any one business, unless courses are under subscribed. Familiarisation trips will be extended to tour guides and visitor information centre staff outside the area. Places will be given on a first come first served basis. Once available spaces have been filled, applicants will be placed on a reserve list.

Booking Method

If you wish to reserve a space or have any queries regarding these training courses, please contact:

Zoe Lindsay, Tourism Business Engagement Officer
Tel: 028 2826 2379

To book please complete the booking form and return by post or scan / photograph form and return by email with payment, if applicable.

Payment (if applicable)

All courses have been subsidised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. For chargeable courses, payment will be required in advance. This can be accepted in cash or by cheque made payable to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Please send to:
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (Larne Offices)
Smiley Buildings
Victoria Road
BT40 1RU

Cancellation Policy

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council reserves the right to cancel courses at any time, if there are insufficient participant numbers. In the event of participant cancellation, less than one week before the start of a course or failure to attend a course, no refund will be given unless the cancelled place can be filled from a reserve list of businesses. Substitutions may be made from within.