February 24, 2021
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Tourism board looking for local experts to boost Kilkenny visitor experience

Fáilte Ireland is looking for more people to join up to a programme aimed at growing the local economy by becoming a Kilkenny tourism expert.

So far, 150 individuals and representatives from the Kilkenny tourism and hospitality sector have answered the call and are part of Fáilte Ireland’s Know Kilkenny Local Experts Programme.

Today, the national tourism board is hosting another workshop it hopes will attract more people working in the tourism or services sector, or those in the local community who are willing to interact with visitors to Kilkenny city and county.

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 to Kilkenny.

Explaining the programme, Kevin Dowling, Senior Travel Advisor with Fáilte Ireland said: “In a short space of time the Know Killkenny Local Experts programme has proved to be a great success with people from across the tourism industry and local community participating in the workshops, joining the network and sharing ideas and business.

“We know how important local knowledge is in making the visitor experience memorable and positive, and this programme helps to maximise that – working together with our growing network of local experts.”

The workshop takes place in the Hotel Kilkenny at 3.30pm this afternoon.

To register email – localexperts@failteireland.ie.

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