Tourism expo to showcase Clare

Tourism expo to showcase Clare


Loop Head Lighthouse
Loop Head Lighthouse

A major showcase event for Clare tourism will be held in the CHQ Building at Dublin’s IFSC tomorrow (Thursday) to capitalise on recent successes for the local sector, including the naming of Loop Head as Ireland’s Best Place to Holiday, the Brian Ború millennial celebrations and the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way.

“Be Captured by Clare” is being organised by the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, Shannon Airport and Clare County Council.

Clare attractions, activity providers and members of the local hospitality sector will showcase at the event which is being attended by tour operators, professional conference organisers, sporting federations, destination management companies and national associations and institutes, as well as Dublin-based corporate companies. MC for the evening will be RTE presenter and Clare native Marty Morrissey.

Speaking ahead of the event, Tony Brazil, Chairman, Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau commented: “With the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way, the expansion of services at Shannon Airport and the continued strong performances by flagship attractions such as the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lough Derg and the Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare has never been so well placed to market itself as a truly top quality, international visitor destination.”

Karen Brosnahan, General Manager, Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau said the tourism expo provides “a unique opportunity for Clare tourism providers to participate in a coordinated showcase event outside of the County.”

She continued: “The event will be attended by key business and sports tourism influencers and provides an opportunity for individual visitor attractions and accommodation providers to personally showcase their business to some of the key decision makers in the business.”

Adam Skerritt, Business and Events Tourism Manager, Failte Ireland explained that the tourism promotion will also be used as a platform to launch a new initiative attracting domestic and international charities to host their sporting challenge events in Clare.

“Sports tourism is a key economic driver and The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau have developed a new “Charity Tourism” initiative to attract charities to the county for their events promoting the amazing infrastructure, trails and lakes within the county,” he stated.

“Be Captured by Clare” takes place at The CHQ, Dublin Docklands, tomorrow (Thursday, on May 8th) from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.