Council to launch new tourism promotion and training initiative

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A new tourism promotion initiative and training course is being launched by Donegal County Council next week.

Donegal’s Atlantic Coastal Trail is a special project aimed at promoting the county as a world-class marine leisure and seafood destination, and the training programme has been developed as an intrrinsic part of that process.

Donegal County Council says the project will provide businesses in the marine tourism and food sector with an opportunity to look at news ways to add value to their existing product offering.

The accompanying training course will be offered as a Level 6 Special Purpose Award by LYIT’s School of Tourism in collaboration with Donegal County Council and Údarás na Gaeltachta. It will be deliovered at LYIT’s School of Tourism in Killybegs Campus on one day a week over 13 weeks, and will be fully funded.

The modules will be delivered by LYIT staff, in conjunction with a panel of guest lecturers and will include lectures, seminars, workshops familiarisation visits and excursions.

The project will be launched in Killybegs on Tuesday next by County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey.