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Doug Allan to speak at Redcastle conference 28.08.19

MULTI-award winning marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary producer Doug Allan will be visiting Inishowen next week to speak at the two-day marine tourism conference which will be held in the The Redcastle Oceanfront Golf and Spa Hotel.
The 'Connecting our Coastline' conference, which will take place on the 5th and 6th September, will look at opportunities to continue to develop sustainable marine and coastal tourism and according to Donegal County Council’s Head of Tourism Barney McLaughlin is an excellent opportunity for any business, group or individual with an interest in this developing sector.
“This conference is not only an excellent opportunity for networking with other likeminded business or individuals, it is also an opportunity to gain some great tips and advice to put into practical use in your own business or region. Attendees can also engage with the expert panel of guest speakers including Doug Allan through the Q&A sessions. The Conference is open to everyone with an interest in tourism and in particular in marine tourism and in developing Donegal as a marine tourism destination of excellence” said Barney.
Doug Allan - marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary producer.
Other speakers include Mark Rowlette, Fáilte Ireland who will provide and update on the Wild Atlantic Way and other trade opportunities and local business owner William McElhinney from Wild Strands Caife in Malin Head who will be speaking about his experiences in setting up a new business on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Dr. Peter Bolan, Senior Tourism Lecturer at the University of Ulster will be discussing cross-border marketing opportunities, creating unique tourism products and diversifying into new markets.
Trish Hegarty from Inis Communications will highlight opportunities from the Donegal Connect initiative and Marine and Rural Resources expert and Managing Director of Islander Kelp Ltd, Kate Burns will be speaking on 'making marine tourism work in peripheral regions'.
Attendance is free but booking is essential and you can book your place place at www.govisitdonegal.com .
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