Tourism and EU Project Specialist
Laura is Momentum’s lead tourism specialist bringing a wealth of international tourism expertise gained primarily from her work in Australia for 10 years with Tourism Events Queensland, Southern Great Barrier Reef and Darwin International Airport.
Laura is Momentum’s lead tourism specialist bringing a wealth of international tourism expertise gained primarily from her work in Australia for 10 years with Tourism Events Queensland, Southern Great Barrier Reef and Darwin International Airport. She holds a Master’s in International Tourism, and is an exceptional valued educator in tourism and destination marketing. She is also skilled at stakeholder engagement, multi-sector partnerships, social innovation, event management, and youth-oriented projects.
Navigating Tourism Through Crisis and Recovery (TC NAV) educates HEIs and enables SMEs in the tourism sector to gain the skills and tools needed to successfully navigate their business through a virulent crisis https://www.tourismrecovery.eu/
Adventure Tourism Innovative Partnerships (AVIP) educates the adventure tourism sector how to develop innovation partnerships and capitalise on immersive technology and product diversification opportunities www.adventuretourism.eu
Destination and Regional Wellbeing Tourism (DETOUR) upskills VET and Tourism SMEs about the potential of the megatrend, wellbeing tourism, in their destinations and regions https://www.detourproject.eu/what-is-wellbeing-tourism/
After travelling and living in six countries and 11 cities, Laura is now back in her native Leitrim learning how to play the American Banjo and writing her first book. She is passionate about empowering women and those that are disadvantaged to help them take the first step in the direction of their dreams.