Developing Cycling Tourism in Kerry – IT Tralee Conference

Tralee IT will be running a conference aimed at promoting cycle tourism in Kerry on Saturday 21st April.

Titled Developing Cycling Tourism in Kerry – The Challenges and Opportunities the conference will present ideas on how to develop cycling tourism which will be of interest to community tourism groups, tourism businesses and local authorities who will be eager to explore the potential of cycling as a tourism product for development in Kerry.

Cycling has increased as a leisure activity in Ireland and offers excellent potential for development. The seminar will include speakers involved in developing ‘From Start to Finish’ The Great Western Greenway in Mayo, generating €7.2m in the local economy in addition to a presentation from Southern Trail, a voluntary group who have developed a 53 mile long trail along the old Great Southern Railway. Representatives from various tourism development agencies will also outline the supports available to assist developments in this area. Steven Patterson, from ‘Sustrans‘, a pioneer of the ‘Safe Routes’ concept in the UK & Northern Ireland will also address the conference.

For further infonnation and bookings please contact:

Mary Rose Stafford, Centre Manager, Hospitality & Tourism Unit, Institute of Technology Tralee Co. Kerry. Tel 066-7191664.

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