Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Ciaran Doherty to the new position of Stakeholder Liaison Manager – Northern Ireland.
Ciaran will take up the post immediately, working from Tourism Ireland’s office in Coleraine. He will work collaboratively with colleagues in Tourism Northern Ireland and other agencies, with local authorities and with groups across the Northern Ireland tourism industry, to identify opportunities to further enhance the delivery of tourism from overseas and to grow overseas tourism to Northern Ireland.
Commenting on the appointment, Shane Clarke, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Corporate Services, Policy & Northern Ireland, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ciaran Doherty to this key strategic role in our organisation, following an extensive external competition. He brings a wealth of marketing experience and a very strong track record of achievement to the role. He takes up this pivotal post of Stakeholder Liaison Manager – Northern Ireland at an exciting and challenging time, as we seek to build on the success of a number of record years for overseas tourism to Northern Ireland.”
Ciaran was previously Digital Campaigns Manager for Tourism Ireland and, before that, held responsibility for business partnerships, access development, website and social media strategy.
Ciaran Doherty, Tourism Ireland's Stakeholder Liaison Manager – Northern Ireland, at Portstewart Strand.
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is responsible for in excess of 5.2% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 65,000 jobs.
- In 2018, we welcomed around 2.23 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of £589 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted 20.3 million visitors in 2018.