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Latest news and information from Northern Ireland Tourist Board
26 August 2014

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.  

20 August 2014

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.

13 August 2014

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.

13 August 2014

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.

12 August 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Northern Ireland food and drink companies have broken all previous records in this year’s UK Great Taste Awards.

99 Northern Ireland companies have secured an all-time record of 264 awards, including 11 in the highest three-stars category, in the UK’s most important taste competition organised annually by the UK Guild of Fine Food.

11 August 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has said Rory McIlroy's US PGA victory will further boost tourism in Northern Ireland.

Arlene Foster said: "By winning the US PGA, his second Major in just three weeks, Rory has taken another step towards greatness and has once again shown the world what is great about Northern Ireland golf.

08 August 2014

NITB is seeking a new Charity Partner to support in fund-raising activities and CSR initiatives over the next two years. 


07 August 2014

The 2014 Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival, celebrating the life and times of Irish Nobel-Prize Winner Samuel Beckett, attracted interest from a prestigious group of international media from Great Britain, North America and the Republic of Ireland.

05 August 2014

Tyrone and Sperrins recently launched its Destination Management Plan in Springhill House Moneymore, with guest speaker Alan Clarke Chief Executive from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.   

30 July 2014

Two gallery and studio visitor experiences have carved out a four-star quality ratings double for County Down under a Northern Ireland Tourist Board quality scheme.

The four-star awards signify that the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio and Mount Ida Pottery, both in the Banbridge area, are of an ‘excellent’ standard for visitors.

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