The Dungarvan Tourist Office has achieved a significant milestone by winning the prestigious title of “Best Local Tourism Office” in the Travel2Ireland Awards 2023, amidst strong competition.
Jenny Beresford, the Tourism Office Manager, expressed her immense pride in this achievement, emphasizing the positive impact it has had on Dungarvan’s reputation as a tourism destination. She highlighted that Dungarvan is now mentioned in the same breath as renowned destinations like Westport, Kinsale, and Killarney, thanks to its numerous awards, unique selling points (USPs), and accolades that consistently attract tourists year-round. This success, she noted, has been the result of dedicated efforts, strategic planning, and hard work.
The Dungarvan Tourism Office operates year-round, tirelessly promoting Dungarvan and its surrounding areas as a must-visit location in every season. They offer various initiatives, such as Meet & Greet services for bus tours, and have adopted an “Age Friendly” and “Dementia Friendly” approach to cater to a diverse range of visitors. Furthermore, they serve as a crucial communication hub for local tourism providers and play a pivotal role in the promotion of Dungarvan and West Waterford, both in the physical realm and the virtual space.
The team at the Dungarvan Tourism Office places a strong emphasis on continuous professional development, reflected in the high standards of their online and offline services and the quality of their multi-platform communications. Their passion for their work is evident on a daily basis.
Dungarvan is a charming town with captivating surroundings, and the Tourism Office not only attracts visitors and aids with meaningful trips but also helps local residents engage more effectively in local events and initiatives related to arts, culture, wellness, history, and festivals. Additionally, the office compiles comprehensive contact information for local restaurants, showcasing their unique offerings and the rich food culture of West Waterford. The listings encompass a wide range of dining experiences, including Sunday brunch, afternoon tea, family-friendly options, special events, outdoor dining venues, and pet-friendly choices.
The Dungarvan Tourism Office operates as a multi-agency partnership involving Waterford Council, Failte Ireland, CMT Community Services, the Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber, and the Garvey’s Group. It is conveniently located at Garvey’s Supervalu on Main Street in Dungarvan.
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