National Tourism Forum launch hosted by AIB

The National Tourism Forum taking place in Killarney on 25th & 26th November was launched at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin last week.

The Forum will bring tourism business owners from all over Ireland to Killarney to discuss the future of Irish Tourism. The Forum is being sponsored by AIB and is also supported by Kerry County Council & Failte Ireland.

At the launch, Patrick Farrell, area market leader, for AIB spoke about AIB’s commitment & support of the tourism sector. He said that Kerry is the heartbeat of Irish Tourism and is somewhere that other areas can learn from. He said that the tourism sector in Kerry are very good at working together and it is a model that could be emulated in other areas. He said therefore Kerry was an ideal location to host the National Tourism Forum and that AIB are very proud to be associated with it.

The launch was also attended by Kerry AIB representatives Sean Healy, Diarmuid Leen & Margaret O’Connor, by Head of Tourism Development at Kerry County Council Joan McCarthy, Director of Failte Ireland Paul Keeley, IHF Chief Executive Tim Fenn, Irish Tourism Industry Confederation Chief Executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, and Senator Paul Coghlan.

Chairman of the National Tourism Forum, Sean O’Driscoll, said that the forum was a great opportunity for all sectors of tourism to debate & discuss the future of tourism in Ireland. The chairman said that this forum could not have happened without the support of our main sponsor AIB and also the generous support of Failte Ireland & Kerry County Council.

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