Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, today issued a new planning policy for sustainable tourism development.
Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 16 will bring forward clearer, more flexible planning policy creating more opportunities for tourism that will be beneficial to the local economy and will protect tourism assets from inappropriate development.
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced a £45,000 investment for the installation of free Wi-Fi for Portrush.
A joint initiative by the Department for Social Development, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Coleraine Borough Council will see the installation of free Wi-Fi in Portrush on a two year pilot basis.
Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed today’s announcement by Belfast Harbour that they are to invest £7million in creating a purpose-built cruise facility in Titanic Quarter.
Over recent years, Belfast has become a popular destination for international cruise companies as a Port of call. Last year, 45 cruise ships and approximately 75,000 passengers and crew visited the City and it is estimated that £3.9million was generated in visitor spend.
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