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06 March 2015

Outgoing Tourism Northern Ireland Chairman Howard Hastings has urged over 200 tourism conference delegates to take a leading role in strengthening Northern Ireland's presence on the global stage as a new development phase for the industry begins.

He was speaking at Tourism NI’s annual conference, held at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Thursday.

05 March 2015

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster today served up a new initiative aimed at giving more tourists an appetite to visit Northern Ireland.

Announcing that next year, 2016, will be Northern Ireland’s Year of Food, the Minister called on everyone to get involved in giving visitors a taste of what makes our local menus so special.

03 March 2015

A new pilgrim walking trail linking key Patrician and Christian Heritage sites from Armagh to Downpatrick was launched at Navan Fort in Armagh on 2nd March.

Supported by Tourism NI in conjunction with Armagh, Down, Banbridge and Newry and Mourne District councils, the trail offers an 82 mile pilgrim walk highlighting the life, landscape and legacy of St Patrick.

27 February 2015

Business opportunities that will arise out of the £30m development works to the Belfast Waterfront, due to be complete in 2016, were highlighted at a conference held in February.

24 February 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has highlighted the important role the Circuit of Ireland Rally plays in attracting more overseas visitors to Northern Ireland.

Speaking at the launch of the 2015 event, Arlene Foster said the rally’s billing as one of the FIA European Rally Championship’s (ERC) ‘flagship’ events would ensure that Northern Ireland’s tourism offering is presented to a wide audience.

24 February 2015

An inspirational selection of days out experiences for group visits in Northern Ireland were showcased at a recent event at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra.

The “Great days out fair” was organised by Tourism NI to provide a platform for the local tourism industry to meet a targeted audience of group organisers that can deliver business growth through day trips and help create some unique, themed ideas for groups to explore more of Northern Ireland.

24 February 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed the announcement of the Gran Fondo Strangford and Mourne routes and encouraged local cyclists to register for the event. 

Commenting on the announcement the Minister said; “The Giro d’Italia, held here last year, showcased Northern Ireland as a premium cycling and tourism destination. The Gran Fondo represents a major legacy of the success of the 2014 event. Run by Giro d’Italia organisers, RCS, the Gran Fondo will be taking place here for the next three years.

23 February 2015

The DAM will take the place of our existing photographic and footage libraries. The new service is search led and searches across all media data fields, making it an easier and more intuitive user journey.   

17 February 2015

A £4.9million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will enable The Titanic Foundation Ltd. to restore the derelict Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices where RMS Titanic was designed – unlocking plans to develop a luxury 4* hotel in the shipbuilder’s former headquarters building.

17 February 2015

Following confirmation that Sergio Garcia and Ernie Els will be joining the other elite names confirmed for this year’s Irish Open at Royal County Down, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has urged golf fans to get booking for the tournament, which is just 100 days away.

Endorsement from world number one Rory McIlroy, who is hosting this event for the first time through his charity The Rory Foundation, is helping to recruit some of the leading players from both the European and PGA Championships.

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