Attn News and Photo Desks
For Immediate Release
Thursday, 26 November 2009
21st National Tourism Conference
The 21st National Tourism Conference will take place at The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, Co Clare, tomorrow and Saturday (27-28 November 2009).
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Brian Simpson MEP, the EU’s Head of Transport and Tourism, will join tourism interests from across the island of Ireland at the event which is hosted by the Clare Tourist Council – in conjunction with Clare County Council.
Speakers scheduled to address the conference – entitled ‘Promoting Partnership In Tourism: 21 Years Of Progress’ – include Bertie Ahern T.D., former Taoiseach; Brian Simpson, MEP, Head of Transport and Tourism EU; Stephanie Abrams, US Radio Broadcaster and renowned Travel Expert; Tom Barnum, Barnum Travel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (The Milwaukee / Clare Experience); Irene Adair OBE, Co-Founder of Newry and Mourne – Clare Twinning Partnership; and Tom Coughlan, County Manager, Clare County Council (Promoting Partnerships: The Role of the Local Authority). Meanwhile, Aidan Pender, Director of Policy and Industry Development, Failte Ireland, will address the Conference on the role played by partnerships in building tourism capability.
Former UUP Councillor Edward Turner M.B.E; former Chairman of Kildare County Council Rainsford Hendy; and All Ireland Football Championship winner and former Chief Executive of Newry and Mourne district council, Kevin O’Neill will chair the Conference sessions.
The Conference Programme may be viewed at http://www.dunphypr.com/?p=2624
Conference PRO Flan Garvey is available for interview on 086-8109449.