Lough Neagh Partnership Launch Webinar Series to Support Tourism Businesses on Lough Neagh
A new Lough Neagh Tourism Forum has been established by Lough Neagh Partnership as a central communication point to deliver details of an upcoming webinar series to support tourism businesses during the global Corona-virus Pandemic.
Tourism Businesses who operate within ten miles of Lough Neagh are eligible to join the group and participate in the webinar series which will be presented using Zoom.
An introductory zoom meeting will take place on Wednesday 29th April at 3pm for all those wishing to participate in the webinars. This will be a short session to introduce participants to the forum and to familiarise themselves with the Zoom functionality. Details of how to join the meeting will be posted in the Facebook Group – click here
The following webinars have been confirmed to date:
Tourism Battle-plan – Thursday 30th April @ 3pm – Chris Torres, owner of The Tourism Marketing Agency and author of #1 tour and activity marketing book – click for full details
Tour Operator Advice – Monday 4th May @ 3pm – Head of Product Development employed by an international tour operator – for full details click HERE
PR for Tourism – Monday 11th May @ 3pm – Nicola Bothwell & Chris Love, Freelance Chartered PR Practitioners – For full details click HERE
Local Digital Marketing – Monday 18th May @ 3pm – Christine Watson, Chartered Marketer at Watson & Co Chartered Marketing – For full details click HERE
Social Media Marketing – Thursday 21st May @ 3pm – Sinead McKeever, Director at SM Marketing Services – For full details click HERE
Video Marketing – Thursday 28th May @ 3pm – Peter Craven, Director of Bluesky Video Marketing – full details click HERE
Blogging for Business – Monday 1st June @ 3pm – Lynne Crowther, Eating Ideas Blogger – For full details click HERE
Lough Neagh Partnership operate Lough Neagh Tours, following the series of webinars, they plan to assist businesses in scheduling tours for local visitors (following the guidelines provided by the government & Tourism NI when they become available). A booking platform is already in place and a marketing campaign will be launched when the time is right to support local tourism businesses in adapting to the new climate.
In planning for the longer term, Lough Neagh Partnership plan to update their portfolio of tours in the Lough Neagh & Its Waterways destination and distribute to international tour operators in anticipation of the 2021 tourism season. There is no cost to businesses who wish to become involved in this initiative.