Fáilte Ireland has announced a new nine-month Step Change programme for Food Networks from Kerry, Sligo and
Wexford to improve the impact of visitor experiences locally through food. The new programme, which kicked off at the Savoy Hotel in Limerick, will help the Food Networks, which promote food and tourism packages in their local areas, to play an enhanced role in tourism in their region.
Through the initiative , networks will receive a food focused visitor evaluation of their destination, participate in a number of structured development workshops and connect with other food network leaders to share best practise and new insights around experience development.
Sinead Hennessy of Fáilte Ireland said that the initiative is initially designed to focus the energy of the three food networks, Taste Kerry, Sligo Food Trail and Taste Wexford, towards having an increased tourism and visitor impact support and will be gradually rolled out to other Food Networks throughout the country. She said: