A wedding planner at a top County Antrim spa resort has become the 10,000th trainee in the WorldHost customer service programme currently rolling out across the tourism industry.
Oliver Mort, whose job is to turn couples’ wedding dreams into reality, was one of 100 employees undergoing the WorldHost training at the award-winning Galgorm Resort and Spa.
A Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) Insights event has switched on a packed BBC Blackstaff House audience to the potential of screen tourism.
Over 160 delegates attended the latest insight event in the Belfast studio, which set out to advise the local tourism industry on how to create exciting and innovative experiences around the burgeoning screen tourism sector.
The formal gardens at Mount Stewart House in County Down have been restored to their former glory with the help of funding from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB).
The restoration project recreates the lavish and idiosyncratic planting style of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, the former owner whose efforts made the gardens completely unique during her heyday at Mount Stewart in the early to mid-twentieth century.
The Northern Ireland Showcase – held at the city’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham – was attended by around 120 travel representatives and Republic of Ireland media figures.
DETI Minister Arlene Foster has pressed the ‘on button’ in Londonderry to launch the illumination of the famous City Walls, six major built heritage projects.
The Walled City Lighting Strategy is designed to boost tourism and the evening economy, as well as further strengthening the city’s reputation as one of Northern Ireland’s top destinations. Speaking at the launch event at the city’s Guildhall, the Tourism Minister said the Lighting Strategy illuminates the past, present and future of Londonderry as a centrepiece of tourism in Northern Ireland.
The high-profile group includes the cream of British daily and Sunday newspaper writers, broadcasters Channel 4, and representatives from the South China Morning Post, top German publication Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung and international art magazine Apollo.
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