EAST CORK TOURISM: The ‘Ring of Cork’ group held a ‘Getting On Board’ Tourism Seminar in the Radisson Blu Little Island

14 December 2017
By Mary Bermingham

Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport, pictured addressing the audience at the ‘Getting On Board’ Tourism Seminar with the Ring of Cork at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island.
Pic: Diane Cusack

Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications with Cork Airport was the Guest Speaker at the ‘Getting on Board’ Tourism Seminar at the Radisson Blu, Little Island yesterday.

Cork Airport is the international gateway to the South of Ireland and is uniquely positioned at the start of Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the country’s second busiest and best connected international airport after Dublin with connectivity to over fifty destinations. More than 2.3 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport this year, 57% Irish residents and 43% overseas visitors flying from destinations across the UK, Continental Europe and the USA on year-round services from Boston Providence with Norwegian. In June, Cork Airport was named Airport Council International (ACI) Best Airport in Europe in its class (serving under 5 million passengers).

Kevin Cullinane, delivered a presentation on Maximising Incoming Tourism.

Veronica Murphy of The Discovery Partnership was the other key speaker at the Tourism Seminar. Ms. Murphy has over twenty years’ experience as a professional advisor in leading and developing small and medium organisations in maximising their potential.

Ring of Cork connects and supports tourism businesses through marketing, training and networking. It supports the development of sustainable tourism businesses and helps to maximise business potential. Ring of Cork supports local jobs and the local economy.

Ring of Cork formerly known as East Cork Tourism was established in 1994 and is trading as Ring of Cork since 2013. Ring of Cork supports tourism businesses, local jobs and the local economy in East Cork, Cork Harbour and the greater Cork region. It supports tourism businesses to do businesses for themselves. ROC is committed to upskilling tourism businesses through providing leading-edge programmes as well as more informal training programmes that promote cross-selling and networking. ROC provides the tools for tourism businesses to encourage visitors to the region.

Maura Geary of Fota House and Gardens and Mary McCaffrey of Print Profile 
Pic: Diane Cusack
Cork County Cllr. Susan McCarthy and Victoria Tammadge of Fota House and Gardens, pictured at the ÒGetting On BoardÓ Tourism Seminar with the Ring of Cork at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island.
Pic: Diane Cusack

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