Travel expert’s new agency bids to boost Covid recovery

Travel expert’s new agency bids to boost Covid recovery

One of Ireland’s most experienced travel and tourism figures, Diane Poole OBE, has launched her own consultancy to provide strategic advice and support to the industry as the Covid-19 recovery process starts to kick in.

DP Consultancy offers a wide range of services to companies in the industry – including strategy development, networking and lobbying, mentoring and crisis management, to name a few.

Diane has been working in the sector for more than 40 years, said: “The last 12 months have been extremely difficult for everyone involved in the travel and tourism sector, one of the hardest hit industries of our local economy,” said Diane.

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

‘Resilient sector’

“Through DP Consultancy, I aim to use my 40 years’ experience, skills set and network of contacts to help organisations, groups or individuals who want to reset their objectives in the sector and plan for growth once again.”

Diane started her career with Railways in the 1970s and a has a wealth of experience across a number of industry sectors including ferry travel, destination marketing and strategic partnership development.

She also held a number of Board advisory positions including Chair of Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism Partnership for over 15 years and in 2009 was awarded an OBE for her services to the tourism industry in Northern Ireland.

She added: “The travel and tourism industry is one of the most dynamic, innovative and resilient sectors in our local economy and I am confident that DP Consultancy can help play a role in its recovery.”

Anyone wanting to find out more about DP Consultancy, or to arrange a ‘no obligation’ introductory chat can send an email to or call 0044 7836 701794.

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