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Tribute to Don Wilmont, former Vice Chairman NI Tourism Alliance

Posted 31 Dec, 2021

31st December 2021

It is with deep sadness to hear that Don Wilmont passed away peacefully this morning after a short illness.

Don was one of the founding members of NITA and was so passionate about Tourism. He was a great ambassador for Northern Ireland Tourism and gave many years of service as Chief Executive of Causeway Coast & Glens Regional Tourism and more recently as chair of Visit Derry.

Don was a great support as Vice Chair of NITA, in particular establishing and overseeing the governance of the new organisation and his dedication during the Covid response. Don was one of life’s true gentlemen who was always generous with his time and brought a pragmatic approach and his warm humour to the many challenges that we had to face.

We are truly grateful for all of his contribution and he is a big loss for NITA and Tourism in Northern Ireland.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette and Arlene at this sad time.

Don Wilmont, former Vice Chairman NITA, who passed away 31st December 2021