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.
Following news that five of the world’s top 20 golfers and five former golfing Numbers 1s are playing this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation, Tourism NI has today announced its line up for the Pro Am competition at Royal County Down on the 27th May.
Recently-retired horse racing legend AP McCoy leads the pack of famous faces and well known names in Newcastle for the Pro Am competition. This will be his first major engagement since announcing his retirement and sports fans are expected to give him a rapturous welcome as he tees off.
A group of influential journalists from Italy recently travelled to Northern Ireland on the new Jet2 Rome to Belfast flight which began operations in early April 2015. The high profile group representing top print, on-line and broadcast media, were keen to experience the new service for themselves and explore more of what Northern Ireland has to offer.
The trip was facilitated by Tourism NI in association with Tourism Ireland and Jet2.com to help drive demand for the flight, promote new ease of access and showcase Northern Ireland to potential Italian visitors. Tourism NI designed their itinerary which included visits to Titanic Quarter, St George’s Market and the Linen Hall Library. They also travelled along the Causeway Coastal Route, stopping off at various Game of Thrones film locations and spent time at the Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Distillery.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Belfast is to host the prestigious Routes Europe conference in 2017.
Routes Europe is a major international event bringing together decision makers from airlines, airports and tourism authorities to negotiate and build relationships that will shape the world’s future air route networks.
Arlene Foster said: “Hosting Routes Europe in Belfast in 2017 provides us with a rare opportunity to bring influential decision makers into the region and showcase Northern Ireland’s tourism and business potential.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement that Northern Ireland is to host this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The event will take place at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Sunday 20 December and will be attended by hundreds of top sporting stars.
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