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Author: Created: 20 June 2012
Latest news and information from Tourism Northern Ireland
22 May 2015

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Elisha McCallion has welcomed news that Club MTV is returning to Ebrington Square this summer.

Mayor Cllr McCallion has welcomed the partnership arrangement between Club MTV and local events company Legacy Promotions to bring the Club MTV gig to Ebrington Square on 15 August saying it was fantastic news for the city and district, reflecting the city’s ability to host large scale international events.

22 May 2015

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell has announced that local golfer Gareth Maybin will play in next week’s 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.

Maybin, from Ballyclare, will be joined by Simon Thornton, who began his career as an assistant club professional at Royal County Down, after both golfers secured sponsor’s invitations to play in the tournament, which has now sold out for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A limited number of tickets are still available for Thursday.

21 May 2015

Northern Ireland visitor attraction, Titanic Belfast, hosted representatives from the UK’s leading visitor attractions at a major tourism conference this week.

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) held its best attended council meeting, since its formation 25 years ago, at the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.

21 May 2015

Northern Ireland’s stunning coastline has long been hailed as a match of anything in the world, and 2015 has been another excellent year for our local beaches.

Ten of our beaches as well as two marinas have received the international Blue Flag, which recognises first class facilities and the highest standards of water quality.  A further ten beaches have received the UK-wide Seaside Award, which recognises resort and rural beaches with good water quality.

20 May 2015

Tourism NI attracted over 100 tourism representatives at a recent event held at Belfast’s Stormont Hotel to kick off Northern Ireland's Year of Food initiative for 2016.

The initiative is being developed by Tourism NI to build on Northern Ireland’s growing reputation for food excellence and entice even more visitors to get a taste of Northern Ireland.

20 May 2015

A  “new experience to take your breath away”, that’s the promise from Great Lighthouses of Ireland, an EU funded tourism initiative which was launched on the 20th May 2015, by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe TD and the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

Featuring twelve lighthouses in stunning coastal locations Great Lighthouses of Ireland will offer unforgettable experiences and create a deep appreciation of the role of lighthouses, past and present, and in the maritime and seafaring story of the island of Ireland.

19 May 2015

The impact of Tourism Northern Ireland's work on the 2014 Giro d’Italia Big Start has been recognised yet again with a further accolade at the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards.

The Giro spectacle scooped the National Sport Tourism Event of the Year at the inaugural European sport tourism event held in Limerick last week.

15 May 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, has attended the 37th Annual Northern Ireland Tourism awards. 

The black tie event, being held for the 37th time, was organised by Tourism Northern Ireland in partnership with Tennent's NI.

The gala ceremony, regarded as the highlight of the tourism calendar, recognised the most inspirational local providers and performers and celebrated the success of the tourism industry over the past year.

13 May 2015

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has welcomed the announcement that the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 will be held in Belfast and Dublin.

Speaking after it was outlined that the semi-finals and finals would be held at Queens University Sport and the newly developed Kingspan Stadium, Minister Jonathan Bell said: “It is a real honour that Belfast has been chosen to host the Women’s Rugby World Cup Finals in 2017. I would like to commend the previous DETI Minister, Arlene Foster, in the work she and other stakeholders have done to ensure the success of this bid. Rugby is rapidly emerging as one of the most popular team sports for women and there are now more than 1.7million players worldwide. With fans travelling to support their respective teams women’s rugby has an important role to play in raising the profile of Northern Ireland across the world.

05 May 2015

Following news that five of the world’s top 20 golfers and five former golfing Numbers 1s are playing this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation, Tourism NI has today announced its line up for the Pro Am competition at Royal County Down on the 27th May.

Recently-retired horse racing legend AP McCoy leads the pack of famous faces and well known names in Newcastle for the Pro Am competition.  This will be his first major engagement since announcing his retirement and sports fans are expected to give him a rapturous welcome as he tees off.

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