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Grand Hibernian Tourist Train to bring 50 New Jobs

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Grand Hibernian Tourist Train to bring 50 New Jobs


Thursday, April 23, 2015 




Grand Hibernian Tourist Train to bring 50 New Jobs

Ireland's "Orient Express" will depart Heuston Station for the first time in August 2016, creating 50 jobs in the process.

Belmond Ltd is the company behind the world's most famous high end touring trains including the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Belmond Royal Scotsman.

The company acquired ten Mark Three carriages from Iarnród Éireann last year. The carriages are in the process of being redesigned and refurbished at the cost of €9.3m and will create the ambience of a "country house on wheels". 

Belmond will transform these into a luxury sleeper train with accommodations for up to 40 guests travelling in 20 elegant, en-suite cabins. The interior design project is being carried out by James Park Associates.

Belmond plans to spend a further $1m marketing the Grand Hibernian service to customers in Europe and North America. Chief Executive John Scott is confident they will recover start up costs within five years.

"We will give tourists a window into the Irish countryside," Mr Scott said. The two night tour titled 'Realm of the Giants' will journey from Dublin to Portrush stopping off at the Giant's causeway, the Titanic Experience and the Old Bushmills Distillery along the way. The four day tour 'Legends and Loughs' will speed through Cork, Killarney, Galway and Westport.

Details of Career Opportunities with Belmond in Europe are available here.

Is the Tourism and Hospitality Sector the career area for you? Explore related occupations, courses, career videos and opportunities in the Irish Tourism and Hospitality Sector HERE.

Source: Independent.ie

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