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12/02/18 Monty Halls to visit Donegal for Connecting our Coastline conference

Monty Halls

Monty Halls


World famous TV broadcaster, marine biologist and marine adventurer Monty Halls will be visiting Donegal in March to speak at the Donegal Marine Tourism Conference 'Connecting our Coastline - The Future of Sustainable Coastal Tourism which is being hosted by Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism CLG.


Monty Halls is best known for his three BBC2 series ‘Great Escapes’, where he lived on the west coast of Scotland and Ireland with his dog Reuben. He also presented the multi-award winning series ‘Great Barrier Reef’ as well as the ground-breaking expedition series ‘Lost Worlds’ for the Discovery Channel.  He has also written several books and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, many of them communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world. 


“We are thrilled that Monty Halls has agreed to speak at our Donegal Marine Tourism Conference in March” says Chief Executive and Chair of Donegal Tourism CLG Seamus Neely. 


“This conference is about exploring topics such as sustainable marine tourism development, new marine technologies, digital marketing tips, trends and strategy and eco-tourism and having Monty Halls on board who has such a vast array of experience as a marine adventurer and marine biologist is a great coup for the county”.


This conference will take place in the stunning setting of the Shandon Hotel in Marble Hill, Portnablagh on Thursday 8 March 2018 and other speakers will include Naomh McElhatton from Smart NI, Thomas Furey from the Marine Institute and Beckey-Finn Britton from the Clean Coasts initiative in Donegal.


There will be a local business case study in the afternoon and also lots of useful information stands on the day.  A questions and answers session will take place offering attendees the opportunity to discuss marine tourism topics with the expert panel of guest speakers.  This conference is open to anyone with an interest in marine tourism opportunities and development of County Donegal as a marine tourism destination of excellence.


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