For tourism and hospitality providers

Waterways Ireland, the local authorities and other stakeholders want to find out what your views are on recreational and tourism opportunities along the Lower Bann and how to manage them, as well as what investment might be needed. The Lower Bann itself is the focus of our attention, but a mile wide corridor is also part of the study area. 

There's an alternate survey for recreational users and clubs, as well as community organisations, and workshops for everyone to give their views.

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* 1. About you

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* 2. About your organisation or business (if appropriate); are you

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* 3. Do your customers ever ask about the Lower Bann and access to it?

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* 4. Do you promote the Lower Bann river and its attributes in your own marketing, web site or advice to customers/visitors?

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* 5. Can you comment and rate your views on the following topics? (Use the N/A column if you aren't sufficiently familiar with the Lower Bann)

  Very good Good Neither good nor bad Poor Very poor N/A
Ease of access to the river (e.g. signposting, car parking)
Access on the river (e.g. slipways, weirs)
Access on the banks of the river (e.g for walking, cycling)
Different users getting on with each other
Interpretation
Signage
Toilets, cafes, picnic tables, litter etc. facilities

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* 6. Tell us what you think are the tourism opportunities and needs along the Lower Bann and in the surrounding area.

We're interested in your views about more or better facilities that would make your customers' experience better, or encourage more users/visitors to the area. If you know the river or parts of it well, we would welcome your comments on specific sites, paths, locations, access roads, improvements that need to be made, etc.

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* 7. Should the Lower Bann be more closely integrated into the tourism opportunities for the area (i.e. included in promotions)? If so, how?

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* 8. Finally, in just a few words, tell us what you would like to see happen along the Lower Bann - what is your vision for the river and surrounding area?

Thank you for your comments and for helping us. 

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