Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, in conjunction with Tourism NI are running a series of WorldHost Ambassador Workshops at the start of 2018, which are open to all customer facing businesses in Hillsborough. This programme will focus on customer service addressing visitor needs, giving a warm welcome as well as indepth information on the tourist attractions in Hillsborough village and the surrounding area. Read more
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Have you ever been to a restaurant and you’ve come away saying that it was just ok? The surroundings may be lovely and the food was good but you just didn’t feel terribly positive about the experience. Perhaps it’s hard to put your finger on what was wrong.
Have you ever heard the saying “By hook or by crook”? It actually traces back to 1170 when Henry II was searching for the Norman Lord Strongbow on County Waterford coastline. The village of “Crook” is on the Waterford Harbour estuary and there is a headland called “Hook” at the mouth of the estuary. Hook is the home of the Hook Lighthouse which is over 800 years old and is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world!
It was just a typical day for me working as a freelance marketing consultant and trainer. I had a meeting in the morning and then had another meeting later in the day. It was pointless in returning home in the interim so it was a good excuse to have a coffee and catch up on a few emails.
The Holiday Inn Express has become the first hotel in Antrim to receive WorldHost Recognised Business Status. WorldHost is a customer service training programme that was developed for the Northern Ireland market by sector skills council, People 1st, in partnership with Tourism NI. The programme offers delegates a comprehensive training toolkit that can be used across a wide variety of industries.
Eleven local hospitality and leisure businesses from the Newry and Mourne area have successfully completed WorldHost Customer Service training. Councillor Michael Ruane, mayor of Newry and Mourne Council presented certificates to the ‘WorldHost graduates’ at a special ceremony at the Sean Holywood Arts Centre on Tuesday 12 November.
Antrim hotel and restaurant staff met up with Viking warriors, damsels in distress and celebrity chefs at the Shane’s Castle Game Fair recently to find out more about how the event looks after its 25,000+ customers every year.
The representatives of the Holiday Inn Express, the Maldron Hotel and the Back Shed restaurant were completing the WorldHost Customer Service Programme, the international customer service programme which was developed in Canada in 1985 and now used in over 17 countries around the world.
Nine local Lisburn self catering accommodation businesses have become the latest organisations in Northern Ireland to be awarded the national WorldHost Recognised Business Status for their commitment to customer service.
Owners of Dunhill Cottage, Flatfield House and Clock Tower Self Catering, Heathfield Hall, Clenbelle B&B, the Coach House, Clintagh Cottage, Richmond Coaches, Good Cottages and Ballycanal Manor were presented with their WorldHost certificates at Good Cottages in Ballinderry on 8th May by Alderman Jim Dillon, Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Economic Development Committee.
Also in attendance were Sammy Gamble, Department for Employment and Learning; Duncan McCausland and Seaneen McGrady from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. The World Host Trainer is Lynda Willis from Customer Sense Training and Consultancy.
Deli Lites in Newry has become the latest organisation in Northern Ireland to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business status.
WorldHost is a world-class customer service training programme that has already been used to train nearly one million people worldwide, including front-line staff in hospitality, tourism and passenger transport for sporting and cultural events across the UK.
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