The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) and Tourism Ireland launched a series of roadshows aimed at helping tourism providers across Northern Ireland to maximise their opportunities in key markets.
More than 300 tourism enterprises and stakeholders from all over Northern Ireland registered for the events in Belfast, Enniskillen and Coleraine.
A new handbook to guide coach drivers around the best scenic routes in the Mourne Mountains has been launched.
Supported by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in conjunction with Down, Banbridge and Newry and Mourne District councils, Mourne Heritage Trust and the Federation of Passenger Transport (NI) the handbook is a comprehensive guide to getting the best out of the Mourne Coastal Route while travelling in coaches and other large vehicles.
Figures released today indicate that overall visitor numbers for the first six months of 2014 (January – June) showed a five per cent increase on the same period in 2013, with associated spend increasing by ten per cent.
NITB’s Dublin team has just finished a busy promotional period of consumer shows in our key market of the Republic of Ireland.
Consumer shows are selected based on their footfall and the alignment of visitors with NITB’s key market segments. Consumer shows provide an opportunity to have real conversations with potential visitors from the Republic of Ireland, allowing NITB to showcase Northern Ireland and its many experiences.
More than 60 tourism enterprises and stakeholders from Fermanagh and the wider western area signed up for a series of roadshows aimed at helping tourism providers across Northern Ireland to maximise opportunities in key markets.
More than 100 tourism enterprises and stakeholders from the North Coast and surrounding area signed up for series of roadshows aimed at helping tourism providers across Northern Ireland to maximise opportunities in key markets.
The last few years have been remarkable for Northern Ireland Tourism. From Our Time Our Place in 2012, the opening of Titanic Belfast, the new Giant's Causeway Centre, the MTV Awards, the Irish Open golf championship, and earlier this year the Giro d'Italia ‘Big Start’, to name but a few - Northern Ireland has attained a place on the world stage which could never have been envisaged a few years ago.
Work has officially started on the £29.5 million extension to Belfast Waterfront – the biggest capital project in Belfast City Council’s ongoing Investment Programme.
Belfast City Council is providing £11 million towards the expansion, with £14.4 million funding from the EU Sustainable Competitiveness Programme, and £4.1 million from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
The Coca-Cola Visitors Experience in Lisburn is definitely ‘the real thing’, having recently been awarded four stars under the new NITB Visitor Attraction Grading Scheme.
A four-star rating indicates that the attraction is of an ‘excellent’ standard.
Five geological sites from Northern Ireland have been included in the list of the top 100 Geosites in the UK and Ireland it was announced today by the Geological Society of London. In an initiative to identify the best rocks and landscapes, the Giant’s Causeway, Loughareema, Marble Arch Caves, Portrush and the Ring of Gullion have all been included in the final list that has been launched as part of Earth Science Week.
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