Food Connect Conference to Explore Potential for Food Tourism in Ireland

More than four in five food travellers are satisfied with Ireland’s food offering – this is just one of a number of insights that tourism businesses across the country will hear at Fáilte Ireland‘s first dedicated food tourism conference, Food Connect, which takes place in Tankardstown House, Co. Meath next Monday and Tuesday, 12-13th September.

Among the research due to be discussed at the conference are the results of the World Food Travel Association 2016 Food Travel Monitor which shows that 77% of holidaymakers were satisfied or very satisfied with Ireland’s food offering. This satisfaction rating increased to 83% amongst “food travellers”, whose prime motivations for selecting a destination are food and drink related activities.

The conference, will take place over two days in Tankardstown House, Co. Meath on the 12th and 13th September 2016.

The event is aimed at Tourism and Food Businesses who want to be a part of Ireland’s Food Story and who are looking to further develop saleable and unique food tourism experiences, particularly for international visitors.

It offers an exclusive opportunity to just 120 trade attendees. Mixing cutting-edge insights and new market intelligence. It also offers tourism businesses a new and exciting opportunity to interact, network and learn so, if food is your business, you can’t afford to miss it.

Compéred by Pól O Conghaile, Food Connect will explore the role of food in tourism, spotlight the latest trends, learn how leading destinations position themselves in the global marketplace, and examine how food is presented to visitors in Ireland’s Ancient East, ‘Dublin. A Breath of Fresh Air’, and on the Wild Atlantic Way.


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