The Northern Ireland Tourist Board today revealed the shortlist for the 2013 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, in association with Diageo NI.
These coveted awards recognise the outstanding performers in the tourism industry.
A panel of judges has shortlisted the entries to 31, and the winners will be announced at a gala ceremony to be held on Thursday May 30 at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.
Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has officially launched the Northern Ireland Open Challenge, which will take place at Galgorm Castle Golf Club later this year.
Speaking at the launch event at Galgorm Resort and Spa, Ballymena, the Minister said the return of the European Tour Challenge event after an absence of 10 years was proof that Northern Ireland continues to build on its global reputation as a world class golfing destination.
Titanic Belfast has become the first visitor attraction in Northern Ireland to be rated as a five-star experience, Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has announced.
The five-star accreditation was awarded under a new NITB scheme designed to provide visitors with quality grading information on Northern Ireland’s tourist attractions.
Tourism Minister Arlene Foster has encouraged tourism providers in Northern Ireland to create unique experiences that tap into the hearts and minds of curious travellers.
The Minister was speaking today at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s (NITB) Tourism Conference 2013 at Belfast’s La Mon Hotel and Country Club. The conference focused on the theme of 'Building the Northern Ireland Tourism Experience' and featured expert speakers from Canada, England and Northern Ireland.
The tourism industry is set to hear the Canadian perspective on growing a successful and dynamic tourism sector at an industry wide conference on Tuesday 5th March at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast.
The NITB conference will focus on the theme of “Building the Northern Ireland Tourism Experience” and will feature expert speakers from Canada, England and Northern Ireland.
Members of a Northern Ireland Assembly All Party Group on Tourism visited Derry~Londonderry recently to explore the tourism potential at key sites related to the UK City of Culture.
Hosted by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), the visit was arranged as part of a meeting of the All Party Group on Tourism, which is chaired by North Antrim MLA David McIlveen.
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