NITB 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.
Board members of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board got the chance to appreciate the pulling power of Fermanagh recently when they headed west for their latest board meeting.
The meeting was held in the headquarters of Waterways Ireland in the county’s island city, Enniskillen.
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.
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.
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.
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