Barry Rogers is the Head of the Dublin City Tourism Unit. The Unit is responsible for tourism development across Dublin City. The Unit is also responsible for the Smart Tourism Programme for Dublin which is focused on driving innovation in the tourism industry and establishing Dublin as a world-leading ‘Smart Destination’. The programme manages over 20 projects across the city including the development of new and interactive experiences such as the Dublin Discovery Trails app.
Dublin’s Smart Tourism Programme recently won the prestigious Global Tourism Innovation award for best Digital and Innovation Destination and has also been shortlisted for European Capital of Smart Tourism.
Barry has previously worked with Tourism Ireland in the areas of strategy development, corporate governance, policy and tourism data and Insights. He has a BA and MA in Tourism Economics and Policy from the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies at the University of Limerick.