More than 40 local businesses from the tourism and hospitality sectors have attended a Tourism Business Networking event organised by Mid Ulster District Council.
The aim of the event was to create greater awareness of what the region has to offer the visitor, build new relationships with other providers in the Mid Ulster area, discover new marketing platforms, explore potential tourism opportunities for businesses, and create new partnerships.
Accommodation providers and any businesses that have an activity or attraction, run tours or provide hospitality across the Mid Ulster area were invited to attend.
Speakers at the event included senior representatives from both Tourism Ireland and Tourism Northern Ireland.
Businesses attending brought stands, marketing pop-ups, promotional material, business cards and brochures that could be viewed at the event and this led to many partnerships being forged.
Opening the event, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Linda Dillon said:
“As tourism is an extremely important growth area for the Council in terms of the local economy, it is great to see such a fantastic turnout with so many local tourism and hospitality businesses attending. Events like this are essential in order for local businesses to build new relationships and interact with one another.
“I hope that as a result of today’s event, businesses will identify links and discover opportunities for working together in the future that will enhance the overall tourism potential in our region.”
Anyone interested in attending future business events should contact Mary McGee on [email protected] or Tel: 03000 132 132.