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01 April 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement by Wizz Air that it is to operate a new route from Belfast International Airport.

Arlene Foster said: “Today’s news that Wizz Air has added Northern Ireland to its route network is a positive development.

“Belfast International Airport is to be commended for securing the introduction of Wizz Air as a new airline to Northern Ireland. The new direct services to Katowice in Poland and Vilnius in Lithuania will help to improve our connectivity to business and inbound tourism markets in Eastern Europe and I am hopeful that the success of these routes will encourage Wizz Air to further extend its Northern Ireland route network.”

27 March 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster has welcomed the signing of a new partnership agreement between the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen.

The partnership sets out priority areas of cooperation between the two parties to support the creative industries across Northern Ireland.

Arlene Foster said: “I welcome this formal pledge from two major players in the creative sector and in particular that both parties have committed to support television, film and online industries in Northern Ireland.

26 March 2015

Dunamoy Cottages and Spa, a countryside retreat in rural Ballyclare, has successfully become the first firm in Newtownabbey to be graded as a Green Tourism business, (1 of only 13 in Northern Ireland) receiving a Silver Award.

During a busy year the business implemented a range of new green procedures and technology, to become much more energy efficient.  Rain water was diverted to feed a mini lake, native planting and flowers were used to attract more wildlife to the site including a wild flower meadow grown from seeds from Kew Gardens.

26 March 2015

Enterprise, Trade & Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, today officially announced the completion of new environmental improvement works to Castlerock promenade and Whiterocks coastal park.

The infrastructure improvements form part of an overarching regeneration scheme in Portrush and its surrounding area.

Speaking at today’s launch in Portrush, Arlene Foster said: “Castlerock and Whiterocks are important initiatives in promoting sustainable tourism for the North Coast area and will help to create a legacy that will bring longer-term benefits in terms of our tourism economy and job creation.

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