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.
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.
Tourism NI today unveiled the shortlist of nominations for the 2015 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, in association with Tennent’s NI.
The sought-after awards, which recognise the outstanding performers in the tourism industry, will this year be presented over eleven different categories including two special awards.
A shortlist of 27, which includes four tourism providers that are up for an award in more than one category, plus nominees for two special awards, has been drawn up by a panel of judges.
With just 6 weeks to go to the Irish Open over 100 international buyers from more than a dozen key overseas tourism markets pitched up at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa for Tourism NI’s annual “Meet the Buyer” event.
The three-day event is a significant one in the annual tourism calendar as it gives local tourism providers the opportunity to meet international buyers who are considering programming Northern Ireland in the near future.
The board of Tourism Northern Ireland has appointed John McGrillen as its new Chief Executive with effect from July.
A former board member of the tourist board, John is currently Director of Development at Belfast City Council. His responsibilities include urban development, tourism, economic and international development and the management of Belfast Waterfront and the Ulster Hall. Previously he was Chief Executive of Down District Council.
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