“We look forward to developing exciting new collaborative initiatives with our lighthouse partners over the next phase of development of the project. Irish Lights has brought together a group of people who are deeply rooted in our coastal communities and hugely committed to our lighthouse heritage,” she remarked.
More than 19,000 bednights are available across the lighthouse network. GLI Partnership is forecasting a 9% growth in visitor numbers (domestic and international) and over 60% visitor occupancy in bednights in 2017.
Kerr said he was “incredibly excited to be given the unique opportunity” to contribute to this “high profile and imaginative tourism” initiative.
“I am committed to ensuring that this partnership adds value to the national tourism development agenda, partners and coastal communities in a manner that is sustainable and one that we are all proud to be associated with.”