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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.

16 December 2014

This year will be the second UK Best Breakfast Awards, run as part of HGCA’s Breakfast Week.  Cafes, farm-shops, restaurants, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, food vans, stalls and work-based restaurants can register under two different categories: Hot Breakfasts like cooked breakfasts, bacon sandwiches and porridge or Cold Breakfasts like cereals and continental breakfasts.

16 December 2014

Open Letter from Howard Hastings, chairman Northern Ireland Tourist Board

A look back and a look forward

2014 was another good year for tourism in many ways; evidenced not least by continuing growth in visitor numbers and the increasing amount of money visitors are spending.

And it was a year in which our global reputation as a fresh and exciting visitor destination grew once again through the Giro d’Italia. 

05 December 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s confirmation that the Northern Ireland Executive and Irish Government have agreed to support a bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023.

Speaking after today’s announcement in Armagh, Arlene Foster said: “A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes since a group, chaired by Hugo McNeill, was set up in January to look at the logistics of preparing a bid. Together with colleagues from DCAL and the Republic, officials from my department have been working hard to ensure that a successful bid would bring value for money and tangible benefits for Northern Ireland.

04 December 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has launched Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for 2015, which target increases in overseas visitors and spend.

Arlene Foster said: “Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome almost 1.9 million visitors to Northern Ireland in 2015. This figure will represent growth of 6% over 2014 and deliver £552 million to the Northern Ireland economy next year.

28 November 2014

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) recently held a visitor servicing seminar in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown, to discuss best practice and review the current visitor information plan.

More than 40 network visitor information centre supervisors and tourism development officers from local authorities across Northern Ireland joined NITB visitor information staff to consider the present and future requirements of visitor information over the next 5 years.

27 November 2014

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment today launched a public appointments competition for a Chairperson of the Board of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB).

The Board has corporate responsibility for ensuring that NITB fulfils the aims and objectives set by the Department and approved by the Minister, and for promoting the efficient, economic and effective use of staff and other resources by NITB.

27 November 2014

Derry City Council recently launched their new Rural Tourism Development Programme in the Belfray Country Inn when businesses and stakeholders from across Rural Derry came together to learn about the new ‘Rural Tourism Development Programme’ which  is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

27 November 2014

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster highlighted Northern Ireland to visitors from the Republic of Ireland at a major tourism showcase event in Dublin last night.

26 November 2014

NITB's sustainable tourism programme ‘Going Green’ has been shortlisted in the Green Initiative award category at the Brighter Belfast Awards.  Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Belfast City Hall on the 27 November 2014.

The Brighter Belfast Environmental Awards recognise and celebrate the people who are working hard to make their local environment a brighter, cleaner and greener place.

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