Fáilte Ireland recruiting Local Experts to support tourism in Connemara

Galway daily life & style Failte Ireland recruiting local experts to support tourism in Connemara

Fáilte Ireland is headed to Connemara tomorrow to recruit people knowledgeable about their local area to help give tourists the best Galway experience.

The Know Galway Local Experts Programme aims to support the tourism sector by creating a network of people who can share local knowledge and ensure visitors to Galway have a memorable and unique experience.

Those interested in how they can give a boost to local tourism can find out at two workshops taking place in Clifden tomorrow specifically about what to see and do in Connemara and the Islands.

The free workshops will take place at the Clifden Station House Hotel at 10:30am and 6pm on Wednesday, May 22.

To register for either of these free workshops email localexperts@failteireland.ie.

Speaking about the programme Niamh Mannion, Senior Travel Advisor with Fáilte Ireland said that Galway is one of the most popular destinations in Ireland for international visitors.

What makes it special for so many, she added, is the way in which “its attractions are brought to life every day by locals interacting with tourists”.

The National Tourism Development Authority is encouraging people who work with visitors to their area, local volunteers, or just anyone who loves showing off their community to take part.

The Local Experts Programme will also feature social media initiatives, a Local Experts Pass and opportunities for people and businesses in the tourism sector to network.

Niamh Mannion said that what people look for in a modern holiday isn’t the pre-packaged bundle where you check all the usual boxes.

Instead, tourists want memorable and personal experiences that can only come from local people who know that best places to see and eat, and things to do.