Ring of Cork Members

ABOUT RING OF CORK

Ring of Cork works collectively to bring visitors to the East Cork, Cork Harbour & greater Cork destination.

Ring of Cork is made up of Cork’s best tourism activities, attractions, restaurants, bars, and accommodation providers.

Ring of Cork connects tourism businesses across the region and equips them with the tools and skills to boost business and in turn, support local jobs and the local economy. Formerly known as East Cork Tourism Ltd, trading as Ring of Cork since 2013.

Membership Benefits

Ring of Cork Provides you & your business with the tools to do better business & bring more visitors to the region

The three main supports that Ring of Cork offer members are in:

– Skills development/ Training opportunities

– Networking opportunities

– Online promotions

Staying Ahead & Standing Out Tourism Seminar, December 2018

Ring of Cork Membership Benefits

Ring of Cork Provides you & your business with the tools to do better business & bring more visitors to the region

The three main supports that Ring of Cork offer members are in

Skills Development / Training

Ring of Cork delivers a suite of leading edge training programmes to our members. The training is aimed at business owners/ managers and delivered in small numbers to maximise learning. The training is customised to members needs with a particular focus on online marketing. Cultural training programmes such as “Getting ready for the Chinese market” and “What does the German tourist really want” are also delivered. Visit www.ringofcork.ie/training for a full list and to book.

The training programmes that Ring of Cork deliver have been excellent. Excellent professional trainers are chosen to deliver on topics that are very relevant for all in the tourism business. I make sure to attend to avail of a good opportunity to learn from and network with other tourism professionals too“ Olive Manley Monkey Maze, Glanmire

Networking

Ring of Cork are delighted to offer a variety of exciting Networking familiarisation trips to members. These are fantastic for networking as well as great opportunity for the host businesses to promote their attraction to their fellow members.  These are informal and fun days away from the office, where the focus is on networking. ROC provides the opportunity for Front of House staff/ owner managers to experience other attractions, gain knowledge, create linkages, promote other businesses and ultimately encouraging tourists to stay in the region for longer.  In 2019, visits to Passage West Maritime Museum, Zip It in Farran Woods, INch Hideaway and Leahys Open Farm’s Chocolate Factory are on offer to members. There is always an opportunity for you as a member to host a group. Contact info@ringofcork.ie to schedule.

Ring of Cork Online Promotion

Ring of Cork are continuing to invest in growing our social marketing platforms which saw huge growth in Facebook (up 153%), Twitter (up 220%) and Instagram (up 150%) in the past year. We have also brought members a better, more modern and interactive website. This will inform visitors about festivals and events as well as the wide range of attractions, activities, accommodation and restaurant options.

This new website will drive more traffic to your business, encouraging new visitors to stay longer and past visitors to return.

Industry Supports

Upcoming Member Events

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Our Website is seen by 2.1 million web users each year.

Our Facebook page reaches between 75,000 – 100,000 people each week.

Our Instagram reaches 20,000 people a week.

Our Twitter reaches 18,000 a week

#ringofcork

#visiteastcork

#visitcorkharbour

#comeexplore

Ring of Cork will run competitions, share pictures of member businesses tagged within our region and will work with member businesses to promote their events / news through our network.

Ring of Cork will retain names of competition winners for the purpose of sending prizes to competition winners. Sometimes we may share these details with our members who have provided the prize.

No general information is stored by Ring of Cork

Send us an email to info@ringofcork.ie with the Subject “Social Meida Complaint” or use the contact form above to send us a message by selecting “Social Media” as the subject.

Ring of Cork was founded in 2013 after changing the name from East Cork Tourism

Ring of Cork is funded by SECAD Partnership CLG and through membership subscriptions.

We obtain our information from member websites or direct from members. Sometimes this information can become outdated. Send us an email to info@ringofcork.ie or use the contact form above and we will correct it.

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