A Glenties B&B will be starring on a national TV programme next week as part of a feature on how the tourism sector is developing to meet demands for "themed" breaks and packaged holidays.
The programme makers spent a day filming in Glenties earlier this month to learn more about the new cross-border project aimed at boosting B&B business in rural and regional areas. The project is part of a Specialist B&B programme, part-financed by the European Union through the Interreg IIA Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the ICBAN partnership and worth €80,137.
Mary Ita Boyle, who owns and runs the Avalon B&B, said:
"Because of the beauty of the Blue Stacks, they could immediately see why visitors want to come here. They wanted to know why people choose a B&B over a hotel and I explained that they appreciate the one-to-one attention and personal interest they get here. For example, I know the local walks and can direct visitors and they were impressed that I have a laundry room especially for hill walking guests, and that I can offer organic or locally produced food on my breakfast menu. I was also able to show them how the project helped me improve online business by developing my own website – www.avalonbedandbreakfast.net – for internet bookings.”