Fáilte Ireland is holding a KNOW SLIGO Local Experts Programme initiative for nearly 150 attendees who are involved in the tourism sector and the local community and who welcome and engage with visitors to Sligo. The programme kicked-off toay with a number of interactive workshops on what to see and do in Sligo at the Radisson Blu Hotel with two additional workshops taking place tomorrow12th June at 9.30am and 2pm.
At the core of this programme is a network of local people who came together to share local knowledge to help visitors make the most of their visit to Sligo. The programme will also feature a number of annual events, social media initiatives, a Visitor Attractions pass and the development of a tourism business network.
Aoife McElroy, Visitor Engagement, with Fáilte Ireland said that those attending come from a diverse range of tourism businesses who all want to provide visitors with the best experience of Sligo, its attractions and people:
“Sligo’s historical buildings and towns, its stunning landscape and world class beaches are brought to life every day by those interacting with visitors. Visitors not only seek out local people and their advice, they trust it. Increasingly visitors tell us that they rely on and really trust the advice and information received from local people they meet while on holiday. This programme aims to build on that sentiment by inspiring all front line employees and volunteers to turn every visitor interaction into a truly informative and positive experience.”