- ‘Chinese Tourist Welcome’ quality label awarded
- Seven hotels in Antrim, Cork, Kildare, Mayo and Meath
With the British market still falling, Irish tourism businesses are looking to new markets. With Cathay Pacific set to launch direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong in 2017, Fáilte Ireland is helping hoteliers and businesses to tap into the Asian market.
The first graduates of a programme to help Irish businesses to compete in China received their ‘Chinese Tourist Welcome’ quality label today at Fáilte Ireland’s HQ in Amiens Street, Dublin.
The first ‘Chinese Tourist Welcome’ certificates were awarded to:
- City North Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath
- The Westgrove Hotel, (Clane, Co. Kildare
- The Select Hotel Group, Antrim
- The Hastings Group, Antrim
- Glen Keen Farm in Mayo
- Cobh Heritage Centre, Cork
- Newbridge Silverware, Kildare
Tara Kerry, Business Development Manager for Developing Markets at Fáilte Ireland, said: “Successful participants of the programme acquire the ‘Chinese Tourist Welcome’ Quality Label and become certified as a Chinese Tourist Welcome Quality Host for two years, which is renewable with branch-specific Chinese Tourist Welcome training. The pilot programme covers modules such as Cultural Awareness, Routes to Market and Food & Beverage.”
See the photo album of graduates here or on Facebook here.