Tourist leaders in the South-East state 80 % of those in the hospitality sector feel the region is not sufficiently stood for by Tourist Ireland when it comes to promotions in the global market.A collective effort including tourist teams in Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny has been introduced to market the area overseas in an effort to bring in new visitors to Ireland and has actually called for the full support of government and national tourist bodies. The Forever Happening Southeast Group sees members of the industry from each of the three counties join forces with representatives from the 3 county councils to promote the region. The group has brought out a study within the hospitality industry
in the region and there are favorable reports for growth in site visitor numbers in 2014. However, the group said in a statement yesterday, 80 % of the South-Easts hospitality sector likewise reported that they feel the region is not sufficiently represented by Tourism Ireland in promos in the international market. Throughout the nation, 82 % of tourism service providers are reporting a boost in visitor numbers, with the Wild
Atlantic Method showing a draw for travelers along the west coast. Chair of the Irish Hotels Federation South-East sector Bettie Marie Burger-Smit stated the sector is striving to grow its market share
in the region and to attract brand-new global visitors to Ireland. Our survey discovered that the whole hospitality market across the South-East reported a 20 % increase in their own advertising invest because 2013 to
reach new markets, she said. The 3 counties have actually now organized together to work on a collective method with Forever Happening South-East. However, more needs
to be done if the regions tourism is to accomplish its complete potential. This collective effort throughout the South-East can be extremely successful if we have the complete support of Government and from the countrys tourist bodies. The new group prepares to host a tourism info day and has actually released an open invite to all company sectors in the region, especially tourist, to
go to a meeting to check out the best ways to grow tourist. This will certainly take placeoccur at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross next on October 13 at 11am. Director of company development with Faacute; ilte Ireland Paul Keeley said the effort is an effective example of what Irish tourism can achieve when industry, regional authorities, chambers of commerce and state firms work together to achieve a common purpose.