Carrickfergus travel and tourism expert opens new agency


Diane Poole MBE, one of the country’s most seasoned travel and tourism figures, launched DP Consultancy earlier this year.

The company offers a wide range of services to businesses working in the tourism, travel and leisure industry, including strategy development, networking and lobbying, individual and team mentoring, and crisis management.

Diane has been an active member of the travel industry for over 40 years since joining NI Railways in the 1970s, during which time she gained a wealth of experience in a

number of industrial sectors, including ferry travel, destination marketing and strategic partnership development.

She has also held a number of advisory positions on the Board of Directors including that of President of Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism Partnership for over 15 years and in 2009 she was awarded an OBE for

its services to the tourism industry in Northern Ireland.

Diane is now eager to use her vast experience to help companies come out of the Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated the industry for the past 14 months.

“The past 12 months have been extremely difficult for everyone involved in the travel and tourism sector, one of the hardest hit industries in our local economy,” said Diane.

“However, as the green shoots of positivity appear with the continued easing of lockdown restrictions, now is the time for the industry to reset to prepare for the ‘reboot.’

“Through DP Consultancy, I want to use my 40 years of experience, my skills and my network of contacts to help organizations, groups or individuals who wish to redefine their objectives in the sector and plan their growth again.

“The travel and tourism industry is one of the most dynamic, innovative and resilient sectors of our local economy and I have no doubts that DP Consultancy can contribute to its recovery,” she added.

Anyone who wants to learn more about DP Consultancy or organize a “no obligation” introductory chat can send an email to [email protected] or call 00 44 7836 701794.


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