A partnership between SERC, Bangor Chamber of Commerce and Visit Ards and North Down has helped to launch an exciting new Bangor Ambassador Programme. This new initiative has been set up to help enhance and improve the visitor experience for inbound tourists arriving in Bangor, beginning with the SeaBangor Festival which hosts NI armed forces day.
A team of students from a variety of courses including the Foundation Degree in Tourism Hospitality and Events, Level 2 and 3 Hospitality and Level 3 Travel and Tourism have been put together. They will be strategically placed around the town armed with iPads and local knowledge to offer guidance and a warm seaside welcome to all visitors to the town for this popular maritime festival.
Paul Barr said "This is an excellent opportunity for the students to work alongside key stakeholders in the local sector, develop future industry contacts and hone very important soft skills required by employers and at the same time represent their town and college."
Plans are in place for this expert bank of students will be utilised on a regular basis for all major events taking place in the Ards and North Down area.
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