Dublin needs Killarney

BUSINESS tourism is worthy three times the value of leisure tourism to Ireland, Conference Partners Managing Director, Nicola McGrane, reminded the forum in Killarney.

She said there is a real need for the industry to concentrate on conference and convention business.

Shelbourne Hotel General Manager, Stephen Hanley, told delegates that Dublin needs Killarney if it wants to attract more business.

“People coming to Shelbourne want to see the rest of the country too and that can help Killarney to develop for 12 months of the year instead of eight,” he said.