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20 October 2014

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.

16 October 2014

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.

16 October 2014

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.

13 October 2014

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.

13 October 2014

The Social Shake Up events are designed to show businesses what opportunities Social Media presents for businesses and how they can take advantage of them.


10 October 2014

Six pubs and an off-license within the Belfast-based hospitality company the Horatio Group have become the latest businesses in Northern Ireland to gain national recognition for their commitment to customer service.

Madison’s Hotel, the Northern Whig, The Kings Head and Horatio Todd’s Bar and Restaurant in Belfast, as well as the DR:NK off licence, have joined Molly Brown’s in Newtownards and Denvir’s in Downpatrick in gaining WorldHost Recognised Business status.

09 October 2014

Schools throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will battle it out next week during four regional heats to win a coveted space at the Grand Final of the All Island School Choir Competition which takes place in Titanic Belfast on Sunday November 16.

03 October 2014

Due to ongoing budgetary pressures across Government, the Tourism Events Fund for 2015/16 will not go ahead. To clarify, the International Tourism Events Fund will not open to new applications and the 1 year Tourism Events National Sponsorship Scheme will not operate for 2015/16.

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02 October 2014

A luxury boutique B&B in Portstewart has become the latest tourist accommodation to be awarded five-star status under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Quality Grading Scheme.

The recently renovated and restored Strandeen B&B overlooks the Atlantic waves and sandy beaches of Portstewart Strand.

29 September 2014

A top county Armagh guesthouse has been awarded five-star status under the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Quality Grading Scheme.

Newforge House, cradled in quiet country surroundings in the village of Magheralin, is renowned for its original 18th century features, beautiful gardens and award-winning dining using home-grown ingredients.

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