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20 August 2014

Five Northern Ireland businesses have received Green Tourism awards in recognition of their commitment to sustainability.  Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford, the Pyjama Factory, Bushmills, Hemp Cottage, Crossgar, Gracey’s Barn, Newry and Blair’s Caravans, Portrush all recently received awards. 

The awards were presented by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism certification scheme which provides a supported approach to addressing environmental issues for members, culminating in an assessment by a qualified environmental auditor.  2014 has seen a 30% increase in membership of the Green Tourism in NI, with a total of 18 NI tourism businesses members in the scheme.

13 August 2014

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for two new film studios in the Titanic Quarter.

At an estimated cost of £14 million, the extension of Belfast film studios where popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones is shot, will provide an additional 100,000 square feet of facilities. These will almost double the existing production space at Titanic Studios, which incorporates Harland and Wolff shipyard's former Paint Hall building.

13 August 2014

Moira Guest House, has become the 500th WorldHost Recognised business to be accredited in Northern Ireland.

WorldHost is a customer service training programme that was developed for the Northern Ireland market by NITB and the tourism and hospitality sector skills council People1st. The programme offers delegates a comprehensive training toolkit that can be used across a wide variety of industries where the quality of front-line customer service is key to business success.

12 August 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Northern Ireland food and drink companies have broken all previous records in this year’s UK Great Taste Awards.

99 Northern Ireland companies have secured an all-time record of 264 awards, including 11 in the highest three-stars category, in the UK’s most important taste competition organised annually by the UK Guild of Fine Food.

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