Carnlough volunteers become WorldHost Ambassadors
Wednesday 5 September 2018
The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar has congratulated Carnlough volunteers for completing their WorldHost Ambassador Training.
As part of the new £100,000 Industrial Heritage Hub at Carnlough Town Hall, this accredited course hones customer service skills on how best to promote the surrounding area.
Speaking at the presentation the Mayor Cllr Lindsay Millar said, “The Hub volunteers are an integral part of developing the tourist destination experience in Carnlough and along the Causeway Coastal Route.
“The volunteers of the Hub in Carnlough have shown great commitment to attend training courses, including this WorldHost Ambassador Training. I am certain that the knowledge and enthusiasm from them will inspire and encourage visitors to stay for longer in Carnlough and experience the wonderful local heritage and culture.
“The support given by Heritage Lottery Fund has been vital in creating an area where tourism can flourish and so thank you to the money raised by National Lottery players.”
The display celebrates Carnlough’s harbour, its maritime connections, the area’s beautiful scenery, geology, wildlife and natural resources. It also explores the history of settlers from the Stone Age to industrialists of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
The Carnlough Industrial Heritage Hub project is led by the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with Carnlough Community Association and the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust. This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
The space inside the Town Hall will be used as a flexible community meeting space and for exhibitions on industrial heritage, geology and natural heritage. It’s hoped that the displays will boost self-guided tourism in Carnlough and encourage visitors to explore what else the Glens have to offer.
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