Tourism NI is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to visitors within Northern Ireland and from the Republic of Ireland.
The Statistics & Research Agency today published 2014 annual tourism statistics. These statistics provide an overall assessment of tourism activity last year.
The key findings are:
· last year the number of overnight trips within Northern Ireland by all visitors (domestic and external) was 4.5 million, an 11% increase on 2013. Expenditure associated with these trips increased by 4% to £751m in 2014.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Elisha McCallion has welcomed news that Club MTV is returning to Ebrington Square this summer.
Mayor Cllr McCallion has welcomed the partnership arrangement between Club MTV and local events company Legacy Promotions to bring the Club MTV gig to Ebrington Square on 15 August saying it was fantastic news for the city and district, reflecting the city’s ability to host large scale international events.
Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell has announced that local golfer Gareth Maybin will play in next week’s 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.
Maybin, from Ballyclare, will be joined by Simon Thornton, who began his career as an assistant club professional at Royal County Down, after both golfers secured sponsor’s invitations to play in the tournament, which has now sold out for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A limited number of tickets are still available for Thursday.
Northern Ireland visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, hosted representatives from the UK’s leading visitor attractions at a major tourism conference this week.
The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) held its best attended council meeting, since its formation 25 years ago, at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.
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