Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, has congratulated the food and drink industry which, this year, announced investment projects worth around £180million and promoted over 800 new jobs.
The Minister was speaking at an event organised by Invest Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to celebrate the achievements of companies in the Great Taste Awards, the Irish National Food Awards and the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards.
The Bushmills Inn has been awarded the ‘IGTOA Boutique Golf Hotel of the Year Award’ at the 2014 Gala Irish Golf Awards. The event is run each year by the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA) which is the recognised national representative body for the Irish Golf Tourism Industry and is pro-active in supporting the promotion, growth and development of Irish golf tourism overseas. The glittering gala evening, hosted by CNN Presenter Shane O’ Donoghue, formed part of the 17th National Golf Tourism Conference.held over three days at Knockranny House Hotel and Westport Golf Club.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is celebrating after scooping three recent accolades across the travel and business sectors.
NITB recently took home the Best Tourist Board award at the NI Travel and Tourism Awards event for the first time, beating off stiff competition from Barbados, Dubai and Spain. The organisation has been shortlisted for the award on several occasions.
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.
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.
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.
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