The NEW professional development and self-empowerment training event for tourism entrepreneurs and hospitality managers.

Start your season in January!

In Thomond Park, Limerick on 17th of January 2019 from 9am to 4.30pm

TTSLive 2020 will take place at Thomond Park on 23rd Jnauary 2020!!

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In association with Limerick City & County Council

What is The Tourism Space LIVE?

The Tourism Space LIVE promises to be the fastest way to create a New Year Power Surge in yourself and your business. 

It’s a chance to invest in your personal and professional development within the tourism industry, drawing energy and inspiration from others who operate in the same space as you, and who face the same opportunities and challenges as you.  It blends motivation and inspiration with practical application and know-how.  You will walk away with ideas and action plans that will empower you to enhance the commercial success of your tourism and hospitality business. 

It is a one-day tourism industry event about business, self-empowerment and achieving excellence that:

1.  encourages you to build your own vision for greatness, building your personal motivation and helping you achieve greater clarity and confidence.  

2.  focuses on your key business diagnostics that determine the turnover, profit and margins of your commercial operation.  

3.  gives really practical training: marketing tools to complete and drive revenue, HR tools to navigate employment and people management areas, financial tools to enable you plan for profit.


Who is speaking at The Tourism Space LIVE?

Here’s quick overview of this unique panel of Irish-based, tourism-focused, private sector professionals (well, except for MC Barry!) who have achieved elevated levels of success in the tourism space :

1.     MC: Barry Murphy, Professional MC & Comedian

2.     Host: Tina O’Dwyer, Clarity Coach, Facilitator & Mentor

3.     Keynote Speaker: John Burke, Hotelier & Conquerer of Everest

4.     Expert Industry Advisors:

a.     Caroline McEnery, HR & Employment Law Expert, Author.

b.     Austin Hickey, Consultant & Director at BDO.

c.      Mags Murphy Boland, Revenue Growth Specialist & Profit Planner.

d.     Katherine Webster, Visitor Management & Attraction Development Expert.

5.     Tourism Industry Entrepreneurs:

a.    John Fitzgerald, Conference & Incentive Professional, The Kennedy Rooms.

b. Nuala Mulqueeney, Director Aillwee Cave & Birds of Prey Centre.

c.    Anthony Gray, Restaurateur and Food Tourism Champion.

d.    Eugene Garrihy, Director Dublin Bay Cruises & Doolin2Aran Ferries.

We’re also excited to have a Mystery Guest Speaker who you won’t want to miss – this person is a true disruptor and guaranteed to challenge perspectives and inject inspiration on the day!!

Who is The Tourism Space LIVE for?

The Tourism Space LIVE is for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial managers working in the commercial  tourism space.  They are professionals who are passionate about their place and their visitor, serving both with care and attention.  They are also passionate about the business of tourism and their role as business managers, pushing themselves to achieve every higher levels of commercial excellence.  They are driven and ambitious and enjoy when their perspective is challenged.  They are motivated by like-minded people and feel empowered by the successes of others. 

If this describes YOU, then The Tourism Space LIVE is not to be missed! 


Why is The Tourism Space LIVE different?

There are 5 great reasons that this professional development event is different:

  1. It is a professional development event exclusively for tourism entrepreneurs and commercial leaders, for people whose very livelihoods depend on achieving high performance in their tourism and hospitality business.

  2. Each speaker is Irish-based and has achieved elevated levels of success working within the Irish business environment.

  3. Each speakers works in a private, commercial organisation where their own performance depends the quality of their life and livelihood.

  4. It drills into strategy and decision-making at the micro level, considering tourism at the point of transaction between you and your visitor.

  5. It will reassure you that your decision to work in tourism and hospitality is a great one, and supercharge your personal motivation for the year ahead.


Themes & Topics

The event has three broad themes:

1.    You

This section will inspire you to honour ‘The Expert Within’.  This means to trust in yourself, to build your personal vision for greatness, to honour your brilliance and your potential. Speakers may cover areas such as visioning, values, and self-empowerment. 

2.    Businesses around You

This section will motivate you to honour ‘The Expert in the Backyard’, those businesses and people all around you who have challenged old assumptions and forged new ways forward.  Learn from those who have broken new ground operating in the same space as you.  Prepare to be disrupted and inspired!

3.    Tourism Business Diagnostic

Consider business fundamentals that can massively affect your bottom line. Topics may include: footfall & lead generation, seasonality, sales mix, mainstream marketing, digital marketing, margin, tax efficiencies, minimum wage & living wage, millennial management.

Benefits to Expect


Keynotes and panel discussions from successful tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs as well as business growth and management experts.


A unique line-up of relevant speakers focused specifically on the experience of being in the tourism and hospitality business will share best-in-class advice for starting, growing and step-changing your tourism and hospitality business.


Connect with like-minded tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs, share your common challenges and opportunities and build your professional network.

Power Surge

Invest this one day to supercharge your own entrepreneurial drive, spark creativity into your business and ignite innovative new ideas.


The ticket price for this event is €149, which includes a full day's training from a host of Irish tourism and business experts, delegate pack, refreshments and lunch. Tickets are available until 11th of January 2019 ONLY!

Early Bird Tickets are available now until December 1st for just €99, an Early Bird Ticket will give you all the same access to training, professional development, delegate pack, refreshments and that full lunch! 

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Ticket refund less administration fee available until 31st December 2018.