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Donegal to host FEDETON General Assembly Meeting and Marine Tourism Seminar next week

 

Marine Tourism Seminar

 

Delegates from France, Spain, Italy, Croatia and a number of other EU countries are set to attend the EU Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations (FEDETON) General Assembly Meeting in Donegal Town next week.

 

The General Assembly meeting will take place on 7th July 2016 and FEDETON President, Mr. Bernard Faucon will be in attendance.  The meeting will be hosted by Donegal County Council and Donegal Tourism Ltd, with a Marine Tourism Seminar the following day.

 

Donegal County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey and Chief Executive Seamus Neely will welcome the delegates to Donegal.

 

“This is an opportunity to showcase County Donegal to FEDETON and promote the county as a marine tourism destination of excellence. This event also provides a platform to discuss potential future EU marine tourism projects and collaborations with important and influential networks such as FEDETON” says Seamus Neely.

 

Delegates will enjoy a tour of Donegal’s marine tourism assets including St. John’s Point, Killybegs, Sliabh Liag, Glencolmcille and other hidden gems of our county.

 

On Friday 8th July Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd will be hosting a marine tourism themed seminar with keynote speakers from the sector and attended by businesses from across Donegal who engage in marine tourism activities. This seminar is funded by Donegal County Council, MalinWaters and with support provided by the Marine Institute and funded under the Marine Research Sub-programme by the Irish Government.

 

Topics presented on the day will include EU and other funding opportunities for tourism providers, a case study of a local marine tourism business, a guest speaker from Scotland who will present on the Scottish marine tourism strategy ‘Awakening the Giant’, a presentation on e-tourism strategies and the future of online marketing, the Clean Coast Strategy from An Taisce and much more. A Q&A session will take place at the end of the day offering attendees the opportunity to discuss marine tourism topics with the expert panel of speakers.

 

Joy Harron, Donegal Tourism Ltd is urging anyone interested in marine tourism in Donegal to come along to this seminar.

 

“This seminar will be of particular interest to those who are operating in the marine tourism sector in Donegal or who have an interest in protecting our coastal ecosystems and marine species and how we can continue to develop this sector in a sustainable way”.

 

The Atlantic Coastal Opportunities for Marine Tourism seminar will take place on 8 July 2016 in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town. To book your place click here.

 

 

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