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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; newryvic@nmandd.org or call Tel: 028 30313170 by Thursday 5th April.

Workshop Programme

9.15am - 10am

Registration breakfast and Networking

10.15am

Workshop Facilitator Marie Ward
Director of Enterprise Regeneration & Tourism

10.20am

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

10.30am

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

10.45am

Tourism Marketing Plan
Michael Dunne – AV Browne

11.00am

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

11.15am

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

12.15am

Introduction to mindfulness
Ann Ward – Xhale

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Enjoy Lunch sampling our fantastic local produce & networking

1.30pm

Afternoon Session

1.35pm

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

1.50pm

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

2.05pm

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

4pm

Presentation of certificates to new Ring of Gullion Ambassadors

4.30pm

Closing Remarks