Development consultant appointed to create tourism product and plan

Development consultant appointed to create tourism product and plan

By Maurice Garvey

A TOURISM development consultant has been appointed to create a tourism product and proposition development plan for Lucan.

South Dublin County Council have appointed tourism development consultancy from CHL Consulting Company Ltd to develop plans for a roadmap to help the tourism and hospitality sector in Lucan.

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A tourism consultant has been appointed to create a product and propositions plan for Lucan

CHL will also develop themes for Lucan to reflect the uniqueness and appeal of the area which will help market it to potential visitors. CHL Consulting Company Limited was established in 1984 and is a specialist in destination planning, management and research.

This engagement comes after it was announced in January that the council appointed DHB Architects to design enhancements for Lucan Village, allocating funding of €2 million.

These enhancements are part of the overall plan to turn Lucan into a destination town.

Mayor Ed O’Brien welcomes the appointment with CHL, he said: “This is another example of the benefit which has derived from Lucan’s designation as a ‘destination town’ by Fáilte Ireland last year and will ultimately furnish visitors with more reasons to visit Lucan.

“CHL Consulting Company Ltd will review the existing tourism related products and visitor experiences in the area to help develop a realistic and practical roadmap for businesses to enhance their offering, collaborations and linkages not just in Lucan but the wider Dublin area and within the Dublin ‘Surprising By Nature’ proposition.”

Commenting on the appointment, managing director of CHL Consulting Company Ltd, Michael Counahan said: “We in CHL are delighted to have been appointed to prepare this tourism development plan for Lucan.

“There is a rich history to the area and a strong sense of identity that will provide the platform for establishing compelling tourism propositions and experiences.

“These will enable Lucan to draw from the busy tourist flows in Dublin that we expect will return once we get past the present pandemic.

“We look forward to engaging with South Dublin County Council, tourism bodies, local businesses and the local community over the coming months.”

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