A group of Europe’s top golf journalists got to pitch in with the stars of the fairways and local celebrities at a pro-am event heralding the start of the NI Open Challenge at Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
Representing leading lifestyle magazines and newspapers in Germany, Norway, Great Britain and Ireland, the journalists were at Galgorm Castle to discover at first-hand some of Northern Ireland’s best golfing experiences.
Board members of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board got the chance to appreciate the pulling power of Fermanagh recently when they headed west for their latest board meeting.
The meeting was held in the headquarters of Waterways Ireland in the county’s island city, Enniskillen.
Five Northern Ireland businesses have received Green Tourism awards in recognition of their commitment to sustainability. Tory Bush Cottages, Bryansford, the Pyjama Factory, Bushmills, Hemp Cottage, Crossgar, Gracey’s Barn, Newry and Blair’s Caravans, Portrush all recently received awards.
The awards were presented by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a not-for-profit sustainable tourism certification scheme which provides a supported approach to addressing environmental issues for members, culminating in an assessment by a qualified environmental auditor. 2014 has seen a 30% increase in membership of the Green Tourism in NI, with a total of 18 NI tourism businesses members in the scheme.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for two new film studios in the Titanic Quarter.
At an estimated cost of £14 million, the extension of Belfast film studios where popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones is shot, will provide an additional 100,000 square feet of facilities. These will almost double the existing production space at Titanic Studios, which incorporates Harland and Wolff shipyard's former Paint Hall building.
Moira Guest House, has become the 500th WorldHost Recognised business to be accredited in Northern Ireland.
WorldHost is a customer service training programme that was developed for the Northern Ireland market by NITB and the tourism and hospitality sector skills council People1st. The programme offers delegates a comprehensive training toolkit that can be used across a wide variety of industries where the quality of front-line customer service is key to business success.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that Northern Ireland food and drink companies have broken all previous records in this year’s UK Great Taste Awards.
99 Northern Ireland companies have secured an all-time record of 264 awards, including 11 in the highest three-stars category, in the UK’s most important taste competition organised annually by the UK Guild of Fine Food.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has said Rory McIlroy's US PGA victory will further boost tourism in Northern Ireland.
Arlene Foster said: "By winning the US PGA, his second Major in just three weeks, Rory has taken another step towards greatness and has once again shown the world what is great about Northern Ireland golf.
NITB is seeking a new Charity Partner to support in fund-raising activities and CSR initiatives over the next two years.
The 2014 Happy Days Enniskillen Beckett Festival, celebrating the life and times of Irish Nobel-Prize Winner Samuel Beckett, attracted interest from a prestigious group of international media from Great Britain, North America and the Republic of Ireland.
Tyrone and Sperrins recently launched its Destination Management Plan in Springhill House Moneymore, with guest speaker Alan Clarke Chief Executive from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
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