The Mayo North Promotions Office has just launched their new and updated visitor map, a tool for tourists which is designed to give them a comprehensive guide to all there is to see, do and explore in the area.
The new map is an update on the previous “Seven Wonders of North Mayo” map that had been widely distributed in the region over the last number of years, and this new updated version aims to highlight the even greater wealth of attractions, activities and amenities that now exists all across North Mayo and West Sligo, creating awareness and encouraging visitors to stay longer and explore the region.
The 2019 map has also been expanded to take in the Erris region, with the help of Erris Chamber of Commerce.
Designed by Spear Design, and funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries fund through North West FLAG (Mayo and Sligo), the content on the map has been collated with the input of community and tourism representatives across the region from Dromore West to Erris, including the Swinford and Ballycroy areas.
The Mayo North office is inviting all types businesses who regularly encounter tourists to make use of the maps in their premises to promote the local tourism offering. Copies will also be distributed to the various tourist offices and hubs across the region for pick-up.
Mayo North manager Anne-Marie Flynn said: “These maps are primarily designed as a tool for visitors to help them explore the area, but they are also for locals to use, and are useful for anyone who might be asked for advice on things to see and do around North Mayo. For example our beauticians, hair salons and retailers probably meet more visitors in person than we do, so it was important to us to make the maps freely available to anyone across the entire region who might use them, and our sincere thanks to North West FLAG for enabling us to do that.”
The Mayo North Promotions Office team will be distributing the maps free of charge around the region over the coming weeks, but anyone who would like copies is encouraged to call the office on 096 80090 to place an order. They are also available to pick up by dropping into Ballina Tourist Office on Pearse Street.
This year the Mayo North Promotions Office launched their new membership scheme to help fund marketing initiatives like this and promote local businesses. With over 50 members currently signed up, it is open to all types of businesses across the region and more information is available at www.northmayo.ie.
Along with having just launched a video of North Mayo that will be available to watch on all Aer Lingus Transatlantic flights for the next year, the office will also be launching a brand new website in the coming weeks.