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Tourism Business Engagement

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Training Programme

Our Tourism staff have developed an industry training booklet for Spring 2019.

We encourage you to participate and increase your knowledge, network with other industry professionals and provide the best possible experience for visitors to the Mid and East Antrim area.

You can download and view our 2019 programme now or use the download link at the bottom of this page.

Eligibility for Courses

Training courses are only available to Mid and East Antrim Borough based tourism and hospitality businesses. A maximum of 2 participants will be permitted from any one business, unless courses are under subscribed.

Familiarisation trips will be extended to tour guides and visitor information centre staff outside the area.

Places will be given on a first come first served basis. Once available spaces have been filled, applicants will be placed on a reserve list.

Booking Method

If you wish to reserve a space or have any queries regarding these training courses, please contact:

Zoe Lindsay, Tourism Business Engagement Officer:
T: 028 2826 2379

To book please complete the booking form (availble in the Programme Booklet) and return by post or scan / photograph form and return by email with payment, if applicable.

Payment (if applicable)

All courses have been subsidised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. For chargeable courses, payment will be required in advance. This can be accepted in cash or by cheque made payable to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Please send to:

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council (Larne Offices)
Smiley Buildings
Victoria Road
BT40 1RU

Cancellation Policy

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council reserves the right to cancel courses at any time, if there are insufficient participant numbers.

In the event of participant cancellation, less than one week before the start of a course or failure to attend a course, no refund will be given unless the cancelled place can be filled from a reserve list of businesses. Substitutions may be made from within your own business at any time, but please give as much notice as possible.

More training opportunities

If you have any queries or interest in other subject areas, not covered in the booklet below, then please feel free to contact our tourism team.

Training is also organised through Tourism NI, Northern Regional College and local enterprise agencies in Carrickfergus, Larne and Ballymena.

Other courses, run by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, may become available over the year.

Please remember to sign up to our monthly Tourism and Hospitality E-zine to receive industry news, event updates, training and networking opportunities for the Mid and East Antrim area.