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GMIT hosts free webinar "Tourism's Future: The Path to Recovery" (Thurs 26 Nov, 12-2pm)

Expert panel of speakers will discuss ways in which businesses can recover and rebuild

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Monday, November 16, 2020

GMIT is pleased to announce a free webinar “Tourism’s Future: The Path to Recovery”, featuring an expert panel of speakers discussing ways in which businesses can recover and rebuild post Covid-19, which will go live on Thursday next, 26 November (12-2pm).

Organised and created by final year Tourism Management degree students at the Galway International Hotel School (GIHS) GMIT, guest speakers include Ruth Andrews, Chairperson of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC); Pól O’Conghaile Travel writer, editor and author; Daragh Feighery, GM of Center Parcs, Longford; Tina O’Dwyer, Founder Director of The Tourism Space;  Sinead Collins, Fáilte Ireland; and John Burke, GM Armada Hotel. They will share their insights on what the future of tourism looks like and the path to recovery for this most important industry.

Lecturer Margaret Gannon Mullins says the students are very much aware of the challenges facing this industry which they themselves will be entering into next year when they finish their undergraduate degree studies. “They are resilient and hopeful but also enthusiastic and eager to understand ways in which they can help and rebuild the industry.”

“We would like to sincerely thank our guest speakers for accepting our invitation to share their knowledge and thoughts with us all about the way forward for the sector”.

Michelle Walker, BB International Tourism student, says: ‘From the initial  Microsoft Teams meeting between all 18 students, each one of us has played a significant role in planning this webinar, from sourcing guest speakers to liaising with the technical staff in GMIT to make sure the event runs smoothly.”

“We hope you can join us on 26 November. To access and join this webinar you will find it on Eventbrite where you can register. Please note the capacity for the Event is 250 participants and tickets are on a first come first served basis.”

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tourisms-future-the-path-to-recovery-tickets-127212962395?aff=ebdssbeac

To keep up to date on information relating to the event please interact with the following official social media pages of the event:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/363505814853871

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tourismgmit/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/events/tourismlearningseminar6724714883486633984/

For further information about this event, please contact student Michelle Walker: G00359277@gmit.ie and/or lecturer Margaret Gannon Mullins margaret.gannon@gmit.ie

For further information on the BB in International Tourism Management course, see:

https://www.gmit.ie/tourism/bachelor-business-international-tourism-management-hons

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Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway.
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Top, L to R: Lillia Romero, Karen O'Shea, Abbie Daly, Liam Perkin, Rhiannon Hoey, Katie Dalton, Margaret Gannon (Lecturer) Alannah Donohue, Michelle Walker, Roisin Corrigan, Orla O'Reilly, Emer McHugh, Betty Wei Wei Lee, Max Reid, Anne Marie Cotter. Missing from photo are Gerard Keane, Jennifer Dunleavey, Kaitlin O'Dowd.]

Top, L to R: Lillia Romero, Karen O'Shea, Abbie Daly, Liam Perkin, Rhiannon Hoey, Katie Dalton, Margaret Gannon (Lecturer) Alannah Donohue, Michelle Walker, Roisin Corrigan, Orla O'Reilly, Emer McHugh, Betty Wei Wei Lee, Max Reid, Anne Marie Cotter. Missing from photo are Gerard Keane, Jennifer Dunleavey, Kaitlin O'Dowd.]

Top, L to R: Lillia Romero, Karen O'Shea, Abbie Daly, Liam Perkin, Rhiannon Hoey, Katie Dalton, Margaret Gannon (Lecturer) Alannah Donohue, Michelle Walker, Roisin Corrigan, Orla O'Reilly, Emer McHugh, Betty Wei Wei Lee, Max Reid, Anne Marie Cotter. Missing from photo are Gerard Keane, Jennifer Dunleavey, Kaitlin O'Dowd.]