Clune to host important Tourism Seminar in Cork

Clune to host important Tourism Seminar in Cork

Clune to host important Tourism Seminar in Cork

Clune to host important Tourism Seminar in Cork


Clune calls on tourism business to get online


Ireland South MEP, and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune is hosting an important tourism seminar in Cork this coming Thursday, September 17th.

A range of expert speakers will share their vast experience on how tourism business can take advantage of online markets, government grants and state supports for tourism. Speaking in advance of the seminar, Clune highlighted some recent statistics in the area of tourism,

"Fáilte Ireland research shows that over 73% of holidaymakers to Ireland use the internet for planning a holiday here. Booking are being made on tablets and smartphones now. Tourism providers need to be aware of how the tourism market and the tourists booking habits are changing so that they can keep attracting new business.

"This seminar is designed to help tourism providers by exploring how they can improve their business and what help is available from the state to do so.

"If you own a restaurant, Bed and Breakfast, bar or any business that depends on attracting tourists through the door, then I would encourage you to come along on Thursday night.


Deirdre Clune MEP

A member of the European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism, Deirdre will chair the event and report your views directly to the European Parliament.

Brian Harte, Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland has reached over 3 million fans on Facebook. Brian will share their success secrets and provide tips on digital marketing.

Clio Gara, The Gleneagle Hotel

How this hotel achieved worldwide recognition and some tips on making your business the first choice of travellers.

Jenny De Salles , Failte Ireland

Covering the southern region, Jenny will give an update on tourism trends and new innovations - in particular, Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.

South Cork Local Enterprise Office

Funding and supports for SMEs in the Tourism Industry.

The event is jointly organised by the European Parliament Office in Ireland in conjunction with Youghal Socio-Economic Development Group and Youghal Chamber of Commerce. The event is free of charge and will take place in the Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal, on Thursday 17 September 2015 at 6.30 pm.


To reserve a place, please call 01 6057900 or email




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