Corporate Press Releases

Corporate Press Releases
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Corporate press releases and information from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board
16 July 2014 15:23

Tours around the poet Seamus Heaney’s ‘first world’ in Magherafelt have been rated a five-star experience under a Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) quality grading scheme.

08 July 2014 15:18

TV chef, food stylist and celebrity judge on Foodshala, a top TV food reality show in the Middle East, recently visited Belfast on a culinary trip hosted by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

11 June 2014 13:07
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today launched a new Tourism Innovation Fund designed to drive the creation of memorable and unique visitor experiences in Northern Ireland.

Administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the fund will provide up to £100,000 of financial support to projects that offer unique experiences and services that will appeal to prospective visitors.

Commenting on the scheme, Arlene Foster said: “Outstanding visitor experiences that people talk about when they go home are crucial to the future success of our local tourism industry.
09 June 2014 08:12

Northern Ireland Tourism Hero Niall McKenna served up a giant barbequed steak to a Russian TV presenter at Belfast’s St George’s Market last week. 

The James Street South chef’s Tomahawk steak dish hit the right spot with Viktor Goncharenko, who was in Northern Ireland filming with a five-strong crew for ‘Yaz v Food’, an extreme cooking show.  Their visit was hosted by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board as part of a Visit Britain initiative.

30 May 2014 10:24
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster has congratulated 34 of Northern Ireland’s finest tourism enterprises, events and initiatives on scooping awards at a glittering gala ceremony at Belfast’s Ulster Hall last night.

The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, now in their 36th year, recognise the very best of the local industry and are regarded as the high point of the annual tourism calendar.
Organised by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board in partnership with Diageo Northern Ireland, this year the awards spanned nine different categories and three special awards.
29 May 2014 10:45
Figures released today show that total visitor numbers for Northern Ireland rose to 4.1million in 2013, with overnight visitors spending £723million - an increase of 2% in visitor numbers and 5% in expenditure on the 2012 figures.

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster said: “I am very encouraged by these latest figures which show a positive tourism performance last year and clearly demonstrate that the momentum built up with our ni2012 celebrations continued into 2013. 
14 May 2014 10:35

Northern Ireland Tourist Board Chief Executive Alan Clarke has announced he is retiring at the end of September.

Commenting on his decision Alan said he was delighted to have led tourism and NITB through a period of unprecedented change and growth; ‘It has been a huge privilege to lead the Northern Ireland Tourist Board since 2001 during a period of significant investment, development and growth in tourism in Northern Ireland, and a seismic change in how the destination is perceived around the globe. The confidence of the Northern Ireland tourism industry is at an all time high following last week’s Giro d’Italia, and other major investments over recent years, and therefore this is a good time for me to step down.

01 May 2014 17:10

Northern Ireland’s reputation as a ‘must play’ golfing destination will be further enhanced when the NI Open Challenge returns to Galgorm, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has said.

Following a record breaking inaugural event last year, the tournament will take place at Galgorm Castle Golf Club from August 28-31.

28 April 2014 16:02
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board today unveiled the shortlist of nominations for the 2014 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, in association with Diageo NI.

The coveted awards, which recognise the outstanding performers in the tourism industry, will this year be presented across nine different categories.
15 April 2014 13:11

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.

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