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A Guide to Our Business Supports

Download the new Fáilte Ireland guide to business supports [pdf, 2.4mb] for tourism businesses which includes help in the areas of driving business performance, building sales capability, being quality assured and getting Brexit ready. The guide is designed as a reference manual to help you identify and choose the support that is most relevant to you.

Glen Keen Farm Case Study

Read a case study of how Catherine & Jim Powers started a new business and used Fáilte Ireland business supports to help grow their business from Zero to 55,000 visitors in 5 years.

Get Quality Assured

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Find out all the information you need to apply for, or maintain approval, for your business.

Contact us with your queries
1800 242473 / 01 884 7101
getbrexitready@failteireland.ie

Training & Supports

Operational Excellence


Building on the success of the Fáilte Ireland Accredited Service Excellence Programme, there are now 3 complementary programmes.
 
An overview of the programmes can be found by downloading Fáilte Ireland's Suite of Operational Excellence Programmes [pdf, 707kb]

 
Register for these events on the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal. Please note that all prices quoted are excluding VAT. 
 

Business Supports for Visitor Attractions


We have designed a number of programmes and workshops to assist visitor attractions to effectively manage capacity, pricing and their retail offering and strategy.
 

 

Revenue and Distribution Management for Hotels


This workshop series has been designed to help businesses improve performance by introducing better revenue and distribution management practices, key to the sustainability of any business.
 
An overview of the workshops is provided in Fáilte Ireland's Revenue and Distribution Management Programme for Hotels [pdf 1.22kb],
 
The Essentials of Revenue and Distribution Management for Hotels workshop [pdf, 121kb] will teach you everything you need to know about revenue terminology; what you need to consider when setting prices; and how to read demand for your business.
 
The Succeeding in Revenue and Distribution Management – Tactics and Strategies [pdf, 122kb] workshop provides the skills to create a framework for revenue and distribution management, including pricing, forecasting demand and assessing your optimum sales channels.  It will examine the key elements of revenue and distribution management in terms of market segmentation and capacity management.  
 
The Strategic Revenue and Distribution Management Masterclass [pdf, 121kb] is a strategic programme that focuses on revenue and distribution trends into the future, and the impact digital distribution will have on revenue streams. 
 
Please note that a revenue skills barometer must be completed in advance of registering for any of the above workshops, to ensure that only the most relevant and correctly pitched content is provided by trainers. 
 
Register for these events on the Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal. Please note that all prices quoted are excluding VAT.
 

Building Business Performance and Competitiveness


Helping businesses to offer value for customers and drive competitiveness through their revenue management structures, their pricing and cost management decisions and identification of opportunities is really important.


Chef Toolkit 

Fáilte Ireland has partnered with Chef Network to bring you a new series of smart business tools designed to help you become more efficient without compromising on what matters most – the quality and integrity of your food.


Market Diversification Programme


The key aim of the Market Diversification Programme is to assist companies to avoid an overreliance on one market. It will help develop and deliver plans to diversify markets, to ensure a more sustainable approach to business.
 
The programme focuses on developing viable and sustainable market entry strategies; honing tactical sales skills; targeting business in new markets and perfecting sales pitches to secure new business.
 
1. Tactical Sales

A series of one day tactical sales workshops, helping you to retain and win new business.

2. International Market Insights and Lead Generation 



3. China Ready Programme 



 

4. International Sales Optimisation Scheme

This scheme supports the Market Diversification Programme and involves 1:1 mentoring support to help develop and implement market diversification plans. To avail of this scheme, businesses must meet certain criteria, which will include:
 

  • Completion of Brexit Readiness Check

  • Priority will be given to tourism businesses located in the border counties or South East region

  • A minimum of 15% of existing business that comes from the GB and/or NI market

  • Dedicated managers within the business in Sales, Revenue Management or Marketing

  • Participation in the Market Diversification Programme

  • Engagement with local Fáilte Ireland Regional team development activities

  • Utilisation of the relevant Fáilte Ireland Regional brand in sales and marketing approach 

    For further information please contact getbrexitready@failteireland.ie

Templates and Checklists

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It is difficult to be an expert in every aspect of running a tourism business — what should you include in a contract with a tour operator for your business? How do you write an effective sales plan? What questions should you ask a web developer when it comes to translating content for the web?

This section holds a number of easy to use checklists and templates to help across a wide range of business activities so feel free to download and use them for your business.


Fáilte Ireland webinars and video playlist

Browse this playlist of videos for expert tips to help address some of the pressing issues facing Irish tourism businesses.
 

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Fáilte Ireland’s Local Experts Programme

The Local Expert Programme is to support people in the tourism sectors and local communities to be very well informed on the local tourism product so they can tell visitors.

 
Specifically the programme is for ‘front-line’ people to inspire visitors so they cross-sell and grow business and the local tourism economy.
 
Download the Local Expert Programme Brochure [pdf, 4.7mb].
 
Download the Schedule of Local Expert Workshops [pdf 67kb].

For more information, or to register for our workshops, please email: LocalExperts@FailteIreland.ie