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We are proud to invite you to this event hosted by Tourism NI in partnership with Newry, Mourne & Down District Council.

Who should attend?

All Tourism and Hospitality businesses in the Newry, Mourne and Down region.

Event details

Workshops will be held in the following locations - please select your preferred venue when registering.

Tuesday 8th November – The Whistledown Hotel, Warrenpoint
Wednesday 9th November - Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle
Thursday 10th November – Denvirs, Downpatrick
Friday 11th November – Cross Square Hotel, Crossmaglen

Event Timings*
09:00 Registration & networking
09.30 Workshop commences
12:30 Event closes
*subject to change

Event Introduction

The aim of these workshops is to provide opportunities for local tourism businesses to work together in partnership to create more offers and packages that will encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in the region.
Event Introduction

These workshops are open to all tourism businesses in the Newry, Mourne and Down region, to:
- Highlight the opportunities that working in partnership can bring
- Outline what makes a good offer or package for different target markets
- Provide networking opportunities to start working together to create joint-itineraries, packages and offers

Workshop Facilitator
Kate Taylor, Business Consultant & Trainer, Taylored Training

Kate Taylor is a business strategist, trainer, keynote speaker and lecturer, specialising in the tourism and hospitality sector. As well as working with a range of destinations to maximise their brand positioning and to extend their season, Kate's current academic research focuses on “Co-opetition in Tourism Destinations” and has involved the extensive research of national & international destinations.

Kate has developed and facilitated a wide range of workshops for Failte Ireland and is Lead Trainer in the Failte Ireland Sales Academy. She has delivered keynote talks such as "The 7 Simple Steps to Sales Success" and "Co-operating for Success". Kate is currently facilitating the Wild Atlantic Way Workshop Series "Extending the Season" where she works with destinations to create with Saleable Experiences for the overseas market.