Local Experts Attend Fáilte Ireland’s KNOW Limerick Programme
Over 100 individuals and representatives of Limerick’s tourism and hospitality sector attended Fáilte Ireland’s Know Limerick Local Experts Programme workshops at the Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick on Tuesday 12th March. 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 in 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 over 100 individuals and representatives of tourism and hospitality businesses attending is evidence of how important tourism is to the wider Limerick economy. As we know, Limerick is a popular destination for international and domestic 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. This programme is building 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 throughout Co. Limerick.”