The Royal Cork Yacht Club recently became the first Yacht Club marina in the country to receive the Fáilte Ireland Welcome Standard accreditation for accommodation on our marinas and facilities. “The Club are delighted to have received this accreditation from Fáilte Ireland and we hope the ‘Welcome Standard’ will help attract even more visiting boats from around Ireland, the UK and further afield to visit Cork Harbour. There is plenty to see and do around the harbour as in recent years there has been a huge increase in infrastructural development, with Camden Fort Meagher and Spike Island being two great examples” commented General Manager, Gavin Deane.
Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Their role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination.
They also work with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy. They promote Ireland as a holiday destination through their domestic marketing campaign, DiscoverIreland.ie, and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland.
With the Quality Assured banner they have developed new standards to allow for greater innovation, individuality and authenticity in their approved tourist accommodation businesses.
The standards recognise accommodation businesses of all types and styles that are committed to tourism and to maintaining high standards and practices throughout their business. It is targeted at atypical tourist accommodation businesses who do not fit in the existing approval frameworks such as glamping, pods, shepherd huts, yurts, lighthouses, marinas, etc.
The standards identify the strengths of businesses, without taking away any of the character and style of the individual property.
The emphasis of the standards are focused on qualitative and behavioural standards, the customer journey, meeting customer expectations and the quality of the experience. The standards are aimed at businesses that engage with their customers throughout all parts of the customer journey. The areas addressed have been designed to be comprehensive and are in line with domestic and international guest expectations. They focus on the fundamental guest-orientated aspects of the business.
Click here to go to the Royal Cork Yacht Club listing on the Discover Ireland website www.discoverireland.ie/Where-To-Stay/the-royal-cork-yacht-club/95902