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Mountains, Myths & Maritime Industry Workshop

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

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Mountains, Myths & Maritime Industry Workshop - Developing EPIC experiences.

Monday 9th April, 10am
Canal Court Hotel & Spa, Newry

Join Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for a networking opportunity showcasing successful experiential tourism across Ireland and explore potential training within the tourism industry.

If interested, please RSVP directly with Newry Mourne & Down District Council via email; or call Tel: 028 30313170 by Thursday 5th April.

Workshop Programme

9.15am - 10am

Registration breakfast and Networking


Workshop Facilitator Marie Ward
Director of Enterprise Regeneration & Tourism


Welcome Councillor Roisin Mulgrew
Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


Setting the Northern Ireland context & industry opportunities
Rosemarie McHugh – Director of Product Development, Tourism NI


Tourism Marketing Plan
Michael Dunne – AV Browne


How your business can benefit from a Geo Park
Carol Gleeson – Burren Geo Park


Interactive Q&A session chaired by Kate Taylor
Caroline McErlean – Game of Thrones Experiences (The Cuan Strangford)
Bren Whelan – Star Wars Experience (Donegal Mountaineering)
Tina O’Dwyer – The Tourism Space


Introduction to mindfulness
Ann Ward – Xhale

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Enjoy Lunch sampling our fantastic local produce & networking


Afternoon Session


Promoting Holistic Recreation in the Outdoors
Ann Ward & Venora O’Brien – Ring of Gullion Ambassadors


Guided Tours – A succession plan to self-catering holiday cottages
David Maginn – Tory Bush Cottages


Tour guiding qualification routes and how tour guides fit into them
Northern Ireland Tourism Industry
Judith Boyle – Belfast Metropolitan College

2.30pm - 4pm

Tour Guide Workshops – What support would you like in future training, business development, marketing training?
Judith Boyle – Travel & Tourism Associates


Presentation of certificates to new Ring of Gullion Ambassadors


Closing Remarks