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November 15, 2021

Kerry ranked as Ireland’s leading Sustainable Tourism destination & #13 globally in 2021 GDS Index

Kerry has moved up the ranks within the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) Top 20 to be officially recognised as the number one Sustainable Tourism destination in Ireland, and number 13 in the world overall, out of 73 destinations, across five continents. The GDS-Index is the world’s leading sustainability performance benchmarking and improvement programme, designed to make business and leisure tourism industry more sustainable. Its mission is to engage, inspire and enable destinations to become more sustainable places to visit, meet and thrive in. Originally established to help destinations, event planners and business events suppliers to drive and recognise sustainable practices in […]
September 8, 2021

Kerry: Welcome to MICE Space

With the welcome release of the final phases of the Irish Governments COVID19 recovery roadmap and following the easing of restrictions around indoor events, Kerry Convention Bureau is looking forward to working with event planners to #MakeItIreland and #MeetInKerryAgain. Kerry Convention Bureau are excited to mark this new phase of recovery with the launch of our new video and refreshed website. Kerry is MICE Ready; both KCB and our Kerry wide membership of accommodation, venues, attractions and activity providers are on hand to assist with all event enquiries. Contact us today for an informal chat about your event requirements.
March 29, 2021

Kerry Convention Bureau announces new Chairperson

Kerry Convention Bureau (KCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Breffní Ingerton, Director of Business Tourism for the Gleneagle Group, as its new Chairperson. The announcement was made by outgoing Chairperson Mike Buckley, Managing Director of Kerry Coaches Ltd, who has served in the role for almost seven years. Speaking at a virtual #MeetInKerry St. Patrick’s Day event, attended by over 40 KCB members, last week Mr. Buckley said: “On behalf of the KCB Board we are delighted to welcome Breffní into the role of Chairperson. Breffní is an experienced industry professional, she is extremely knowledgeable with a wealth of business tourism, festivals and events experience. She is highly regarded in the industry both at home and abroad.”
December 16, 2020

European Outdoor Educators Conference

The EOE conference is the annual event of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning. This was the first occasion that the event was held in Ireland. This year’s conference was hosted by Institute of Technology Tralee. IT Tralee holds the UNESCO Chair in Inclusive PE, Sport, Recreation and Fitness.

The EOE Network is a vibrant association of outdoor education practitioners and academics from around Europe, with other delegates attending from across the globe. The three-day conference reflected that mix with practitioner case studies, practical workshops and academic presentations.
October 5, 2020

Tralee Soup Kitchen

In October 2012, at the height of the last recession, the Tralee Soup Kitchen opened its doors, serving a free three course meal and providing takeaway meals every Saturday for people in need in Tralee and beyond.
October 5, 2020

Give To Get

Kerry Convention Bureau is excited to be working with Give To Get, a social impact company with a 25-year legacy of helping organisations define, develop and deploy their purpose through incorporating meaningful Corporate Social Responsibility programs into their business events.
September 18, 2020

Clean Coasts Corporate Volunteering Program

The Clean Coasts Corporate Volunteering programme is a great opportunity for your company to make a tangible and immediate improvement to Kerry’s coastal environment.
September 18, 2020
Treasure Hunt Challenge

Go Team, Go Give challenge

For a team building activity with a CSR outcome that is scalable, from eight delegates up to unlimited, Orangeworks, Go Team Go Give challenge is a fantastic option for groups visiting Kerry.
June 15, 2020

Kerry Convention Bureau gets incentive-ready by subsidising CIS certification for its members

The sun has been shining unabated in Ireland since Coronavirus came to town in mid March. It’s been the best Spring / early Summer in living memory with endless sunny days and temperatures hitting 20 degrees plus (that’s around 70 for our US friends).

Perfect weather, you might say, for delivering the ultimate incentive travel reward in one of the world’s most magnificent and popular destinations.

Except, of course …
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