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Visitor Attraction Managers Complete Failte Ireland Programme

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Visitor Attraction Managers Complete Failte Ireland Programme

Twenty-four managers of some of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions have completed Failte Ireland's first ever Visitor Attraction – Management Development Programme.

The programme was a six month course custom designed for managers of visitor attractions to "meet the rapidly changing expectations of our visitors and the desire to really connect with a destination."

The course focussed on aligning Ireland's heritage attractions with best practice models from overseas, as well as studying all areas of management.

Managers from Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford, Meath, Louth, Wicklow, Dublin and Kildare graduated this week, collecting their certificates at Kilkenny Castle. They came from attractions such as the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, the Smithwicks Experience in Kilkenny and the Titanic Experience in Cobh.

Gary Breen of Failte Ireland (pictured), speaking at the graduation, congratulated the managers and stressed the importance of visitor attractions to tourism.

“Visitor attractions are central to delivering the memorable experiences that our visitors are looking for. They allow visitors to immerse themselves in the surroundings, interact with people and hear the history and stories of the place,” said Breen.