Accommodation SMEs taking part in EuroCluster Rural Tourism mentoring project attended Ring of Cork’s annual Tourism seminar at Castlemarty Resort on December 7th 2023. Guest speakers Derry Cronin of the Cronin Travel Group and Elaine O Halloran, Director of Sales & Marketing, Castlemartyr Resort energised and inspired the SMEs with their own business stories. Derry spoke about his family business from when it was founded by his father Dermot Cronin over 65 years ago and the journey and resilience it has demonstrated. Elaine gave a very informative sales insight into their customer which is mostly domestic and also about the importance of sales trip to the US, as the US market is their most lucrative revenue generating guest.
Pictured at the seminar (Left to right) Elga Ryan (SECAD Partnership), Colleen Philips (InchHideaway), Mary Walsh( Tranquil Water), Geraldine Kidd (Barnabrow House), Ryan Howard
(SECAD Partnership), Nicola Wade (Rohan’s Farm)