An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny launched a brand new Mayo based shopping website Trafficattic.com this week in the Castlebar Chamber of Commerce. Trafficattic.com is an online shopping community for local businesses across Ireland to sell and promote their products, at home and abroad. Trafficattic.com provides the consumer with a one-stop shop to purchase a wide variety of products from categories such as beauty products, clothing, DIY, wedding stationery, homewares and much, much more from local business in Ireland direct to their door.
For the retailer, getting set up on Trafficattic.com is completely ‘Free’ and they will have their own admin area to manage their products, orders and content. Trafficattic.com gives local businesses the chance to join the global marketplace and become part of a worldwide shopping movement, with a few clicks of a mouse. Trafficattic.com is the brainchild of Mayo based husband and wife team, Brendan and Sophia McHugh who have been working on Trafficattic.com for the past number of years.
Germany and France offer significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new strategy unveiled by Tourism Ireland. The launch was attended by tourism businesses from around Ireland – including Nora Heraty of Westport House Caravan and Camping Park. Tourism Ireland’s new three-year plan, ‘Germany and France – A Strategy for Growth’, sets out challenging and ambitious targets which will see the number of German and French visitors to the island of Ireland grow to 1.1 million by 2016, delivering revenue of €602 million for the economies north and south.
2013 was a record year for visitor numbers to Ireland from Germany and France – our third- and fourth-largest tourist-generating markets. The new strategy, which was developed in close co-operation with Fáilte Ireland, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), as well as commercial industry and travel trade partners, at home and overseas, will build on this success and drive accelerated growth from both markets over the coming three years.
Mayo County Enterprise Board (CEB) recently announced a renewed partnership with Network Mayo for 2014. The announcement was part of an event entitled The Power of a Network, an open evening held by Network Mayo for women in business, employment or start-up businesses in Mayo. A busy event attended by businesswomen from all parts of the county, it included a welcome by Caroline Gordon, president of Network Mayo, presentations by Joanne Grehan, CEO of Mayo County Enterprise Board and Mary Fehily-Hobbs, Network Ireland president, along with a discussion forum and networking session.
Speaking at the event, Joanne Grehan, Mayo County Enterprise Board CEO, said: “The CEB is proud to support small and micro-enterprises in Mayo and to promote a pro-business environment in the county. This collaboration with Network Mayo is an ideal opportunity for us to network with and support female entrepreneurs. The most important message for women in business in Mayo is to come and speak with team at the CEB for advice on available supports for businesses, including one-to-one mentoring, financial supports and training.”