Developing a Food Tourism Destination
West Limerick Food Series
While West Limerick had a strong food offering with a number of outstanding food performers, the region had not generally been known as a foodie destination. Recognizing this, West Limerick Resources undertook a regional food sector development initiative and retained The Tourism Space to deliver a development training series for West Limerick – ‘West Limerick Food Series’. The initiative was rolled out over a 12-month period in the West Limerick area in 2019.
Developing a Cross-County Food Story Experience
South East Food Stories
22 businesses, 5 counties, 5 local authorities, 1 regional development agency, and 1 national tourism authority - coming together to create and share a collective regional food and drink story. This pilot programme was an iterative process based on providing spaces for discussion, seeking out the ideas and suggestions of businesses and funding stakeholders and then channelling contributions into a framework for further collaboration. It was through these consultations that the outcomes were achieved.
As part of our sustainability policy, The Tourism Space™, has committed to raising awareness of how tourism can positively contribute to the global sustainability agenda. We have extensive experience, from both a research and practice perspective, in supporting the emergence of sustainable approaches within businesses and destinations. We integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into our programme design and delivery, thereby building awareness and understanding and highlighting how each business and destination can contribute in practical and meaningful ways.Download our 'Making a Difference Statement' here