Connect with us

News

Canadian Incentive Buyers ‘Meet in Ireland’

Published

on


A group of influential travel incentive buyers from Canada, are currently in Ireland on a ‘Meet in Ireland’ familiarization trip, and are being shown around Kerry and Cork to learn more on how they can programme these counties for future high-end incentive programmes for their corporate clients in Canada. The visit is hosted by Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland team, in collaboration with Tourism Ireland and locally with the Kerry and Cork Convention Bureaux. For the majority of the Canadian buyers, this was their first time to travel to Ireland. 

Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland Manager Ciara Gallagher said: 

Business Tourism continues to be one of the most lucrative forms of tourism, with visitors travelling to Ireland for business purposes, spending almost three times more than the average visitor. Last year alone, Fáilte Ireland secured business events worth €162m, accounting for a total of 101,250 international delegates. One of our core priorities for the years ahead is to grow the regional spread of these delegates so that every part of Ireland benefits from business tourism.

Incentive planners are looking for truly unique Destination Experiences for reward and recognition programmes.  Infrastructure, access and value for money and safety are some of the top factors they are considering when choosing a destination for their corporate clients.”  

A bespoke itinerary was designed for the group to showcase what Kerry has to offer and included a cycling tour of the Killarney National Park and House, taking in the Lakes of Killarney and Ross Castle from St Mary’s Cathedral.  A visit to Muckross traditional farm and site visits to a number of Kerry hotels including the Killarney Park Hotel, the Great Southern Hotel and The Europe.  While in Cork the group went on a historical walking tour including Cork Gaol and UCC, the Jameson Midleton Experience and onto to Fota Island Resort and a site visit to Hayfield Manor before heading to Dublin for a show around of its leading venues and facilities.

Kerry Convention Bureaux Sales Manager, Becky Hargrove, said:

Kerry is a spectacular place to inspire, engage and motivate business tourism delegates. Whether it’s an association or corporate meeting or a high-end incentive, we offer unrivalled facilities in idyllic locations throughout our region. 

She added “In the past five years, Kerry has welcomed over 220 conferences/ meetings and 180 incentives with more than 120,000 delegates from over 25 different countries. As a business tourism destination, you won’t find another conference or incentive destination that marries professionalism and cutting-edge technology with such rich cultural history, spectacular natural scenery and abundance of activities,” 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

Published

on

0240154_killarney_races_sunday_003.jpg

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

Continue Reading

News

Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

Published

on

0239833_origin_green_gearoid_copy.jpeg

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

Attachments

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending