Promoting North Coast Tourism
Causeway Chamber of Commerce, The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce and Visit Derry are engaged in a programme of support for local businesses to make the most of the tourism potential in the city and region. Specifically, local businesses are being encouraged to consider how they can service visitors to the Irish Open and other major events that are taking place on the Causeway Coast over the next two years.
The visit has been arranged jointly by the Causeway Chamber of Commerce and the Londonderry Chamber.More than two dozen local business leaders are engaged today (Thursday, 30th March) in a visit to the Causeway Coast from Derry, to visit tourism facilities and attractions. The itinerary of the day is focused on assisting businesses in Derry and the Causeway Coast to work together for mutual benefit and to ensure that visitors to the region are provided with high quality facilities and services.
Jennifer McKeever, vice president of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, said:
“The tourism and hospitality sector is of growing importance to Derry, the Causeway Coast and the wider region. It is essential that local businesses recognise the opportunities this presents. It is equally important that we all work together to provide visitors with a first class experience."
“With exciting events planned over the next two years, starting with the Irish Open, we must recognise that the broader north west needs to operate as a single region. It is only by doing so that visitors will have available to them the accommodation and other hospitality facilities that they will need. The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to be working closely with Visit Derry and the Causeway Chamber of Commerce to help local businesses make the most of these exciting opportunities.”
The itinerary for 30th March includes:
- A tour of the Tour of Drenagh Country Estate
- A tour of the Portstewart Golf Club- A tour of the Royal Portrush Golf Club
- Lunch at Harry’s Shack
- A tour of Bushmills Distillery.
During the day, conversations will consider how to strengthen connectivity within and around the region, including making linkages between the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way and the Walled City; how to work collaboratively to maximise the opportunities that exist in marketing messaging in relation to golf and other niche events; how to support partnership working to cross-sell services and products across the region; and how to increase business to business sales.
Visit our Image Gallery to view photos from this event.