Sally-Ann started out in the tourism industry over 15 years ago working for Hostelworld.com. While there, she worked within several departments including customer service, commercial development and brand marketing. In 2015 she moved back to her home county of Galway, to work in the tech space in a sales capacity for a US-based company. Sally-Ann's passion for tourism brought her back into the industry in 2019 when she joined the Meet in Ireland team to work predominately on the corporate incentive side, promoting Ireland as a world-class business tourism destination. "Growing up in Connemara, I was always aware of the importance of Tourism as an industry. I was fortunate to attend secondary school in Kylemore Abbey, which today is one of the top 10 most visited tourist attractions in Ireland. Now residing in Galway city, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and for hosting numerous festivals, she gets to experience the travel buzz of a European city while staying at home. "Another great passion of mine is good food and Galway offers this in abundance. From Michelin-starred food to tapas and delicious pub grub, Galway has it all." Sally-Ann continues to progress her professional development plans and recently became Cvent Supplier Certified.