Opportunities for businesses and communities throughout Donegal will be unveiled tomorrow, Tuesday when a seminar on the caravan, camping, and campervan Sector is held in the Silver Tassie Hotel Letterkenny starting at 11am.
The event, which is being hosted by Donegal County Council, will present the findings and recommendations of the KPMG Future Analytics study into the sector in this county and how these recommendations are currently being implemented by the council and other key stakeholders.
One of the main recommendations from the study was the need for more overnight facilities and the council is currently administering a grant scheme for businesses to incentivize them to provide these additional facilities.
This scheme will be extended to community-based groups in the coming weeks and attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the grant scheme at this event.
Another initiative being progressed is a Code of Conduct and the development of a communications campaign urging campers to plan ahead and where possible to book ahead.
The council has set up a stakeholders group which is made up of a variety of interested parties and one of the key actions is to develop this code of conduct that will be acceptable to not only campers themselves but also to local communities and local businesses.
This code of conduct will be launched in the coming weeks.
Failte Ireland will also contribute to this event outlining supports available as well as the Welcome Standard accreditation and the value and benefit of this standard to businesses.
Lorcan Roarty from the Wild Atlantic Camp in Creeslough will also share his journey to date and how his business has developed into one of the top camping facilities in the county.
Further information on the grant scheme is available at www.donegalcoco.ie/business/developingourtourismsector/
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