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Fota Wildlife Park to Host Launch For New East Cork & West Waterford Family Fun Website

Fota Wildlife Park are hosting a special Family Fun event this coming Sunday in association with South & East Cork Tourism to promote a new website

www.familyfunholidays.ie, which is promoting East Cork and West Waterford as a family fun destination.
The new website which is funded by Failte Ireland aims to bring more families to towns such as Cobh, Midleton, Youghal, Lismore and Ardmore in 2011 through special offers, news, events and easy access to required information online. The site will act as the main promotional tool for the family fun hub which was established with Failte Ireland back in 2009.

Speaking about the new site chairman of the Family Fun Steering group Stephen Ryan hopes it will provide more information to tourists, "we have a lot of things for people to see and do in the area but sometimes its not easy to find out about them and we hope that this new website will enable potential visitors to find out all they need to know on one site. The new site has been designed by award winning Cork company Studio Forty9 and is set to appeal to all age groups with its easy navigation and bright colours.

The site will be officially launched this coming Sunday March 13th at Fota Wildlife Park's Education Complex in association with South & East Cork Tourism and will bring together 40 different tourist businesses under one roof showcasing what they have to offer the public in 2011. Speaking about the launch Stephen who is also head of marketing at Fota Wildlife Park added "each year both Youghal Chamber and South and East Cork tourism have networking events for tourism providers however this year we are looking to get some of the public involved here at park so they get to see what else is on offer in the area plus enjoy some food tasting, enter competitions and have some fun with an array of characters who will be here on the day".

Amongst the stands on the day will be Trabolgan, Perks Entertainment Centre, Cobh Heritage, Lismore Heritage, Jameson Distillery and Carleton Resorts. The event itself will run from 12pm until 5pm at the newly refurbish education complex with free childrens activities at the parks entertainment marquee throughout the day.

To celebrate the launch of the new site they are giving away a number of fantastic prizes including membership to Fota Wildlife Park and a weekend break at Trabolgan Holiday Village. To win one of these prizes you have to enter a special online survey through the new website which is being done in association with 3rd year students from the tourism department in Cork Institute of Technology.

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