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27 January 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster joins Ulster Rugby Chief Executive Shane Logan and Ulster and Ireland star Chris Henry to welcome the announcement that the Guinness PRO12 Final 2015 will be held at Ulster Rugby's Kingspan Stadium on Saturday May 30th 2015, the first time that the Guinness PRO12 has staged a 'destination final’.

20 January 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has set out the way ahead for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) and broader tourism structures following the Hunter Review.

In an Assembly statement, the Minister said implementation of the review’s recommendations would make NITB even stronger with a new name, new leadership, new partnerships and a new future strategy.

20 January 2015

Commenting on today’s announcement NITB Chairman Howard Hastings, OBE, said;

“The Northern Ireland Tourist Board believes the review has been an excellent opportunity to help set the course for a sustainable, high performing tourism industry. This is what is urgently required by our economy in the years ahead”.

“We are pleased that today’s statement recognises the impressive progress made by tourism, and the important role played by NITB in growing visitor numbers and revenue, and recommends that NITB should be further strengthened and lead the way on implementing the review”. 

20 January 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has secured funding for Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Tourism Events Funding Programme in 2015/2016.

19 January 2015

A new Green Tourism Initiative is launching in January 2015. The initiative – which is free for participating businesses – is managed by BTS in partnership with Green Tourism, on behalf of Ards, Banbridge, Down and Newry and Mourne Councils. 

The objective of the initiative is to develop the Mourne Mountains & Ring of Gullion and Strangford Lough region as a ‘green’ visitor destination, to attract the growing number of visitors who rate sustainable destinations as high on their list of holiday preferences.

16 January 2015

Date: 17 Feb 2015
Time: 9am - 2pm
Venue: St George's Market

Belfast has been named in High Life magazine's annual Hot List as one of the world’s top six food destinations alongside Sydney, Tokyo and London.

This half-day conference will discuss Belfast’s current position as a food tourism destination and map out what the hospitality industry must focus on to enhance the visitor experience and raise the profile of Belfast and Northern Ireland’s food culture.

13 January 2015

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) today launched the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards which recognise outstanding achievements in the tourism industry.

Regarded as one of the main highlights in the tourism calendar, this premier gala event will take place at the Sir William Whitla Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, on Thursday 14th May 2015 with UTV presenter Marc Mallett acting as compere.

09 January 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has congratulated Belleek on becoming Northern Ireland’s first WorldHost Village.

The award is made to towns or villages where at least 25% of businesses have achieved WorldHost Recognition by delivering excellent customer service and which have trained 50% or more of their front-line staff using any of the WorldHost training programmes.

07 January 2015

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, today announced that coastal communities from Coleraine to Newcastle will benefit from almost £1.5million from the UK-wide Coastal Communities Fund.

The Fund, which is allocated by the UK Treasury to DOE and is additional to the Department’s budget, supports the regeneration and economic development of coastal communities by funding projects that create new jobs and safeguard existing jobs.

16 December 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that a major cycling event, the Gran Fondo, has been secured for Northern Ireland.

Run by Giro d’Italia organisers, RCS, the Gran Fondo will take place here for the next three years, with the first event scheduled for June 2015.

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