Taking inspiration from the people of Northern Ireland, around 15 enterprising students have created a line of t-shirts featuring some of our most popular sayings.
Designed as part of a business project for their Travel and Tourism course at Northern Regional College, the students used common Northern Irish phrases in the design of their T-shirt’s. These phrases included ‘fair play to ye’, ‘what’s the craic’ and ‘bout ye’, with profits from the sale of the t-shirts part funding an educational trip to Paris at the end of January.
Course tutor Richard Hasson commended the students for their creative business idea: “Having been asked to undertake this mini-enterprise project, the class worked together to form a product which they felt represented Northern Ireland and would appeal to both tourists and local people. The project helped inform the students about business in tourism and how to use their creative skills to produce a unique product.”
“During their four day class trip to Paris the students will visit major tourist attractions within the city centre and attend 3 lectures at Disneyland Paris. This is an outstanding opportunity for them to learn about best practice tourism management from one of the world’s foremost visitor attractions. The lectures will cover key areas involved in Travel and Tourism Management including marketing, resources and finance,” Richard said.
With the Travel and Tourism course comprising subjects including Tourism Development Planning and Finance and Funding, this trip supports the subjects which students are currently studying and will further enhance their knowledge of the industry by learning from a major visitor attraction such as Disneyland.