Local Experts Attend Fáilte Ireland’s KNOW Limerick Programme

  • KNOW Limerick Failte Ireland Workshop Pic Diarmuid Greene
Niamh Mannion, Carmel O'Connor, Gail Connaughton, Marie Cremin, and Maria Ryan Donnellan, from Failte Ireland, along with Stephen O'Connor, General Manager, and David Ryan, assistant C&B manager, Limerick Strand Hotel. (Pic: Diarmuid Greene)

Nearly 60 individuals and representatives from the Limerick tourism and hospitality sector have today (Tuesday 18th June) attended Fáilte Ireland’s KNOW Limerick Local Experts Programme workshops in the Strand Hotel, Limerick.

The workshops are free and open to anyone involved in the tourism sector or those in the local community that interact with visitors. For more information download the Fáilte Ireland’s Local Experts Programme brochure here.

The Local Experts Programme is part of an initiative by Fáilte Ireland to develop a network of local people who share knowledge and interact positively with visitors to Limerick. The programme aims to develop a tourism business network, social media initiatives and to make every visitor engagement a truly positive one in order to ultimately grow tourism businesses and the local economy.

Speaking at the workshops, Niamh Mannion, Senior Travel Advisor with Fáilte Ireland said:

“Today’s attendance at the workshops, with nearly 60 individuals and representatives of tourism and hospitality businesses, is evidence of how important tourism is to the wider Limerick economy. The aim of the programme is to build on that sentiment by inspiring all front-line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor interaction into a truly informative and positive experience and to help offer visitors relevant recommendations on places of interest to visit in the Limerick region.

"As we know, Limerick and the surrounding areas are one of the most popular destinations in Ireland for international visitors and its attractions are brought to life every day by locals interacting with tourists. Visitors not only seek out local people and their advice, they trust it. More and more holidaymakers tell us that they rely on and trust the advice and information received from the local people they meet during their stay.”

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