05 July 2012
A number of Sense of Place workshops were held in Bray and Naas last week in a bit to reinvigorate the traditional Irish welcome offered to visitors to the area.
Held in conjunction with Bray Chamber of Commerce, Bray Tourism and North Kildare Chamber, the workshops were attended by local businesses where they explored news ways of encouraging visitors to stay longer in Kildare and Wicklow and discussed new ways of informing visitors its close proximity to Dublin, its ease of access and its abundance of attractions.
Speaking at the workshops, Fáilte Ireland's Kevin Moriarty said:
"The reason for organising the workshops was to ensure that tourists visiting Wicklow and Kildare experience the best possible service wherever they go in the area, whether it is in the local shop, restaurant or accommodation provider.
“Local providers going the extra mile and doing their bit can be the difference between a visitor returning or choosing to visit somewhere else. I'm delighted that local businesses have come here to the workshops to get fully informed on what they can do to help promote the area."
Image Caption - Pictured at the Sense of Place workshop in Naas, were (l. to r.): William O’Callaghan, Mayor of Naas; Edel McCabe, Naas Racecourse; Eilis Quinlan, President, North Kildare Chamber; and Derek Dolan, Fáilte Ireland.