Tipperary Tourism would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. As the country returns to level 5 restrictions to curtail the spread of Covid19 amongst communities, Tipperary Tourism will continue to support the tourism industry in Tipperary by endeavouring to communicate businesses supports and developments that may be of utmost importance to you as a provider of tourism in this challenging climate. We acknowledge the uncertainty that exists for our sector and we will continue to strive in strengthening our marketing and developmental plans to assist Tipperary’s tourism providers now and in the future.
Tipperary Recovery Taskforce:Training Needs Review and Opportunities
Tipperary Destination Recovery Taskforce recently undertook a training needs survey of the tourism sector in the county. The findings of this survey have been shared with our training partners and we are working together to ensure the training needs identified are met.
Tipperary Local Enterprise Office, Tipperary ETB and County Tipperary Skillnet have developed a suite of high-quality training plans for the first and second quarter of 2021. The courses available reflect the needs identified in the training needs survey covering topics like Instagram and Facebook from beginners to advanced, Data Protection and Search Engine Optimisation to Customer Service and Tourism Visitor Care at QQI level. There is a training programme to suit every level and skillset, Please note these training programmes can book up very quickly so therefore it is best to book in advance directly from the training provider. The full list of training programmes are currently available from each provider mentioned can be found on one easy location our website Tipperary.com at the following link; https://tipperary.com/training/
The Festival and Events Scheme 2021
Festivals and events are crucial to the fabric of life in County Tipperary and they deliver a range of economic, social and cultural benefits. The Festival and Events Scheme 2021 is now open for applications.
Through this scheme Tipperary County Council aims to promote and support local festivals throughout the County that are not solely commercially focused, to support and assist those festival/events that have tourism, cultural, artistic, heritage, sporting or community focus and which contribute significantly to the quality of life in Tipperary.
Please click on the below link for more information and to download application forms;
Closing Date for applications- 12 noon on 28th January 2021
Fáilte Ireland Update
Fáilte Ireland are providing excellent networking, sales and up skilling opportunities through its trade portal, we have listed some of these opportunities below, we recommend that you sign up to the trade portal to keep up to date with these opportunities for your business throughout 2021 and beyond.
Please note link for signing up to the portal; https://tradeportal.failteireland.ie/SignUp
Save the Date! Fáilte Ireland is hosting a virtual event for industry partners to provide an opportunity to connect during these extremely difficult times, to share information and to look ahead. Entitled Stronger Together the event will take place on Monday, 1st February 2021. The event will feature industry updates, a review of 2020, findings from our recent consumer research and briefings from several keynote speakers. Registration details to follow once you are signed up to the Fáilte Ireland portal. This event takes place on Monday, 1 February 2021 from 10.00 am-12.30 pm. Please go to Fáilte Ireland’s link to this event; https://www.failteireland.ie/Footer/Stronger-Together-Virtual-Industry-Event.aspx
ITB NOW Virtual B2B Fair 9th – 12th March 2021 -The world’s largest travel trade fair offering a virtual platform to meet German Trade and to secure business for 2021 and beyond. In light of COVID 19, and the challenges facing the industry, Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland have committed to covering 100% of registration fees for respective in-Ireland and in-market sales platforms this year. Therefore, there will be no charge for this platform. Closing date to express your interest is Thursday, 14th January 2021. You must have access to Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal to express interest in attending the ITB NOW Virtual B2B Fair on the 9th – 12th March 2021.
Northern Europe (BeNe and Nordics)11th -12th February 2021 – Northern European virtual B2B workshop for Industry, taking part in the event this is an excellent opportunity for Irish Industry partners to promote their product to BeNe and Nordics trade. This is a 2 full day virtual workshop event on 11th and 12th February 2021 where Irish industry can meet up for 15-minute meetings with BeNe and Nordics trade. Closing date to express your interest is Friday, 15th January 2021. You must have access to Fáilte Ireland Trade Portal to express interest in attending virtual Workshop Northern Europe (BeNe and Nordics) on the 11th to 12th of February 2021.
Wishing you the best for your business at this time and offering our support in the weeks and months ahead.
Elizabeth Nallen Bowen
Chairperson, Tipperary Tourism
Tipperary in alignment with government guideline is closed to visitors outside of the county, and residents beyond their 5km.
Tipperary looks forward to welcoming you when it is safe to do so.Feel free to browse and dream of holidays to come.
There will be a warm welcome waiting.