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.
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 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.
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.”
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