Northeast Avalon Tourism Opportunities Session
Interested in coming together with partners in your region to explore Tourism Development?
Join us and our partners with other Tourism Operators, Museums, Artists, Artisans, Storytellers, Musicians, Municipalities, Restaurants, Cafés, Heritage & Culture Organizations, New Entrepreneurs, and other Tourism Experience Providers!
Hospitality Newfoundland & Labrador is pleased to offer engaging conversation surrounding experience development in the Northeast Avalon at this event.
Hospitality NL CEO Craig Foley will facilitate discussion among our guest speakers.
Carol-Ann Gillard is the Director of Sector Diversification with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, Carol-Ann has extensive experience in tourism strategic planning, analysis and implementation. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Carol-Ann has served as Chair of the Provincial and Territorial Tourism Industry Associations and the Atlantic Canada Tourism Caucus.
Sean Sullivan is the sole proprietor of Sullivan's Songhouse located in Calvert on the Sourthern Shore of Newfoundland. Sean started his new business in August 2017 and achieved tremendous success in it's first year of operation as a new cultural tourism product.
Sean has been performing part time most of his life and is one half of the folk duo called Sullivan & Slaney.
Incidentally, Sean was one of the performers at Pearson International Airport in Toronto last November when a video of their impromptu kitchen party went viral. It has since been seen over two million times in North America and Europe.
Jared Clarke is a native Newfoundlander who grew up on the northeast coast of the island and was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age - mostly by his grandfathers. Always a nature enthusiast, he became interested in birds while working for a local conversation group and never looked back. He soon became one of the most avid birders in the province.
Jared is the Owner of Bird The Rock, specializing in custom bird and nature tours in Newfoundland. He caters to a broad range of needs and interests, providing unique guided tours tailored for each client, and/or designing itineraries for those who prefer to explore on their own.
Since opening in 2011, Kelly Mansell, Co-Owner of Rocket Bakery, has been welcoming guests in this warm and friendly community hub in the heart of downtown St. John's. Home of handmade breads, a great coffee section, delicious desserts and daily grab and go dishes, Rocket prides itself on providing quality local goods to the people of St. John's. Kelly has a particular love for tourism and, prior ro opening Rocket, was a communications professional for over 25 years, working with various clients including The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, South African Tourism, Holiday Inn Worldwide, the Moscow Aerostar Hotel and Colette Vacations.