Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced a £3million expansion at Ballygally Castle near Larne, by Hastings Hotels.
Speaking at Ballygally, Arlene Foster said: “This is a significant expansion in a hotel which is strategically located at the start of the picturesque Antrim Coastal route, an outstanding tourism attraction that includes the Glens of Antrim, the North Coast, the Wild Atlantic Way, Bushmills Distillery, the Giant’s Causeway and world class golf courses.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed over 120 international buyers to the host venue of last year’s G8 Summit.
Tour operators from markets including North America, Britain and Europe were at County Fermanagh’s Lough Erne Resort to take part in a major Meet the Buyer Workshop.
It was announced today that the Irish Open is set to return to Northern Ireland in 2015 and 2017.
Royal County Down Golf Club will host next year’s event from May 28-31 while, in a first for Northern Ireland, the tournament will be staged at the Lough Erne resort in Fermanagh in 2017.
Making the announcement at Royal County Down Golf Club, First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D Robinson, MLA said: “When Northern Ireland hosted the 2012 Irish Open we staged an incredibly successful event, which not only exceeded our own expectations but it also became the first European Tour event in history to sell out.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has secured international film star Liam Neeson to be the voice of its latest TV advertising campaign in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Ballymena-born acting legend, star of a string of blockbuster movies including Schindler’s List, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Taken, provides the unmistakable voice-over in the NITB’s new spring campaign, which starts today.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, has said Northern Ireland's tourism industry can scale new heights by building on the momentum of the past two years.
Speaking at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's (NITB) annual conference, Arlene Foster said: "I want to encourage a culture of strong leadership, forward planning and continued business improvement within our tourism industry.
A self-catering holiday home at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains has been awarded a five-star quality rating by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) in only its second year of business.
Sperrin View House, located on the outskirts of Desertmartin, is a luxurious four-bedroomed, two-bathroom country house sleeping up to seven people.
Tuesday’s Giro d‘Italia Hall of Fame event at the Giant’s Causeway, organised by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, attracted interest from a large group of cycling media from across the globe.
The cycling journalists came over as guests of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland and couldn’t resist the opportunity to get on their bikes and try out some of the Giro route.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, today congratulated legendary cyclist Stephen Roche on being inducted into the Giro d’Italia Hall of Fame.
The Minister was speaking at the Causeway Hotel, at an event to honour the former Giro winner, who becomes only the third rider to be inducted into the race’s roll of honour.
TV personality and sustainability expert Dick Strawbridge has delivered the keynote address to tourism businesses and organisations from across Northern Ireland taking a masterclass in improving their green credentials and profitability.
The ‘Green Tourism - Making it Work’ Masterclass at Ballymena’s Ecos Environmental Centre tackled the 'how to' of sustainable tourism through a series of practical workshops.
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