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16 December 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that a major cycling event, the Gran Fondo, has been secured for Northern Ireland.

Run by Giro d’Italia organisers, RCS, the Gran Fondo will take place here for the next three years, with the first event scheduled for June 2015.

16 December 2014

This year will be the second UK Best Breakfast Awards, run as part of HGCA’s Breakfast Week.  Cafes, farm-shops, restaurants, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, food vans, stalls and work-based restaurants can register under two different categories: Hot Breakfasts like cooked breakfasts, bacon sandwiches and porridge or Cold Breakfasts like cereals and continental breakfasts.

16 December 2014

Open Letter from Howard Hastings, chairman Northern Ireland Tourist Board

A look back and a look forward

2014 was another good year for tourism in many ways; evidenced not least by continuing growth in visitor numbers and the increasing amount of money visitors are spending.

And it was a year in which our global reputation as a fresh and exciting visitor destination grew once again through the Giro d’Italia. 

05 December 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s confirmation that the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Government have agreed to support a bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

Speaking after today’s announcement in Armagh, Arlene Foster said: “A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes since a group, chaired by Hugo McNeill, was set up in January to look at the logistics of preparing a bid. Together with colleagues from DCAL and the Republic, officials from my department have been working hard to ensure that a successful bid would bring value for money and tangible benefits for Northern Ireland.

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