Boost in tourism expertise for Westmeath

Westmeath County Council’s tourism officer, Una Doris, and Athlone Castle’s Carmel Duffy have been awarded for their completion of Fáilte Ireland’s regional tourism and revenue management programmes.

Ms Doris and Ms Duffy were awarded a certificate by Jenny De Saulles, head of Ireland’s Ancient East at Fáilte Ireland, for the successful completion of the regional tourism management and the visitor attraction revenue management programmes, at a graduation ceremony in Johnstown Estate Hotel in Enfield.

Both programmes focus on helping local authorities and local tourism providers find new ways to drive tourism growth in Ireland’s Ancient East, and on diversify the tourism offering to attract more overseas visitors from across Europe and beyond.

Speaking at the graduation, Jenny De Saulles explained: “Local authorities like Westmeath County Council are central to the delivery of county tourism strategies and are a hugely important partner to Fáilte Ireland in the development and promotion of Ireland’s Ancient East.

“Fáilte Ireland designed and delivered these programmes so that, through working with local authorities, we have a more thorough understanding of how we can work together; we can ensure seamless support locally, and drive growth and better value for money. We all want to ensure that Ireland’s Ancient East becomes the most engaging and accessible culture experience in Europe, and we know partnership is key to the success of this.”

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