Destination deep dive in Killarney

The group marking International Women’s Day at the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney

THE Kerry Convention Bureau showcased Kerry as a unique and inspiring business tourism destination this week to eight influential meetings, incentives, conference and event planners.

Representatives from leading Irish destination management companies undertook a three-day educational programme to connect them with local business event suppliers and operators.

Promoted as an intensive Killarney destination deep dive, the group was given the opportunity to experience all that Killarney and its immediate surrounds has to offer for business events and to connect them with local business event suppliers.

Laura Tangney and Becky Hargrovw, from Killarney, with Julia Hellwig, Custom Ireland (right) enjoying a boat trip on the lakes

The trip focused on showcasing new products and; experiences targeted along with highlighting the region’s commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

With an itinerary focused on Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, the agenda was designed specifically to boost Kerry’s profile as a vibrant and spectacular destination for business tourism.

Following a welcome at Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, which included a celebration of International Women’s Day, the group spent a full day meeting with local hoteliers and business interests.

Evening activities included a welcome reception at Killarney Brewing Company as well as dining experiences at the Killarney Park and Muckross Traditional Farms.

Visits to the Kerry Bog Village, Aqua Terra boat tour, the new SkelligSix18 Distillery and an exclusive tour of Hog’s Head Lodge were also arranged.

Following lunch at the Bridge Bar in Portmagee, the group also visited Sneem and enjoyed the Gap of Dunloe Tour in small boats, stopping at Innisfallen Island and enjoying artisan food experiences along the way.

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