About Laois Tourism
Laois Chamber Alliance acts as an umbrella body for Laois Chamber and Laois Tourism, strengthening networking opportunities, collaborating with events and sharing of resources to create a thriving and bustling economy in Laois for all sectors, and for Laois to be recognised both nationally and internationally as the ideal location to live, work, visit, invest and do business.
For most tourists, getting a real flavour of the places they visit is about an all-encompassing experience, from where they lay their heads, the food they eat, the sites they visit, the things they do and the people they meet.
Tourism is everyone’s business and working together with local tourism providers, local authorities, Fáilte Ireland and the local community we are delivering a truly immersive authentic and real Laois tourism experience.
The 2018-2023 Laois Tourism Strategy is the roadmap that Laois Tourism are following to take a long term and holistic view on growing tourism in Laois.
What is Laois Tourism currently doing?
Working with Fáilte Ireland, Laois Chamber Alliance will support its members and tourism stakeholders in County Laois in applying for and developing strategic funding applications under the Just Transition Regenerative Tourism Fund 2023-2026 administered by Fáilte Ireland.
Our monthly tourism stakeholders newsletter keeps members informed of all relevant tourism funding opportunities to maximise business potential. Laois Tourism can also work with members to help make applications to Laois County Council, Laois Partnership, Laois LEO, Fáilte Ireland and other relevant funding channels that may come available. We also work with members to apply for Laois County Council Festival Funding.
Spreading the Word
The awareness of tourism in Laois has grown significantly in recent years and is continuing. We are developing our online marketing presence, growing social media and attending trade shows, organising events and meeting members on a weekly basis.
We ask you to support us with this and please share posts and images related to Laois. Tag us in upcoming events and days out, and also send us the information of your events so we can promote them on your behalf.
Digital Marketing & PR
Growing digital marketing through social media. We work very closely with a professional digital marketing agency to ensure we get exposure and PR for all Laois Tourism businesses. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter are just some of our social media channels.
Created Engaging Content
It is impossible for us to promote every event happening in Laois, with over fifty events a week happening around the county. We encourage active use of our What’s On Guide. This highlights and details events across the county.
Networking, Partnership and Collaboration
Through our networking events and daily contact, we have developed a collaborative and cross selling model for members. The expertise of the board is available to the members on a daily basis.
Laois Chamber Alliance actively hosts and collaborates on training events in Laois, and regularly partner with the Local Enterprise Office to ensure tailored training events are applicable to current trends and industry providers. We also actively encourage our members to utilise the Fáilte Ireland training portal which has been specifically tailored for the tourism industry.
Laois Chamber Alliance employee a full-time Tourism Development Executive to implement the strategy 2018-2023 and liaise with tourism stakeholders and potential tourism start-ups in County Laois.
It’s better when we work together so check out our benefits of membership and give us a call. We’re always looking for more like minded businesses to sign up.
5 Easy Steps for members to engage and increase traffic to your business/service/attraction
- Upload your Business & Events List
- Get involved with social media
- Tag us in photographs on Instagram
- Image and video banks
- Media and influencer programmes