Confex 5
A newly improved, high-tech conference and event facility has just been unveiled at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast.  The 21st century Confex Centre offers delegates and conference bookers a number of modern, versatile and dedicated spaces in which to hold events, explained Jonathan Topping, General Manager, Stormont Hotel. “We strive […]

Confex Centre at Stormont Hotel gets a major upgrade


The Gobbins, Whitehead, Island Magee
Tourism Ireland has welcomed the figures for overseas visitors to Northern Ireland for 2015, issued by NISRA today. The figures confirm that we welcomed almost 2 million overseas visitors last year, up +10% on 2014. Holiday visitors accounted for almost 544,000 overseas visitors (+10%); and, more importantly for the economy, […]

Tourism Ireland welcomes +10% growth in overseas visitors and +8% ...


David Feherty (centre) pictured with GolfNow's Chris Knipe and Dan Higgins.
  Ulster-born celebrity golf analyst launches GolfNow’s ‘Free Golf For Life’ campaign Professional golfer turned NBC celebrity analyst David Feherty is offering local golfers a chance to win the prize of their dreams… free golf for life, courtesy of popular booking site GolfNow. From now until midnight on August 30, […]

Feherty offers golfers the prize of a lifetime



Chilli Fest
Belfast Bar, The Cloth Ear has the perfect solution for those looking to spice up the Bank Holiday weekend, as its first ever Chilli Festival takes place Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. As part of the festivities, the heat has been turned up on The Cloth Ear’s menu with […]

Can you take the heat? Belfast bar hosts its first ...


Millenium Forum
Derry Theatre Trust invites tenders from experienced and competent service providers to apply for the restaurant/catering lease at its restaurant at the Millennium Forum. DTT invites tenders for the provision of its Catering/ Restaurant Operation for an initial period of one year commencing 1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017 […]

Tender opens for Millenium Forum restaurant


Graeme MacLaughlin, Relationship Director, Barclays Northern Ireland.
Improving how the UK hospitality and leisure sector manages and responds to online customers could contribute an additional £3.2bn to the UK economy over the course of the next decade finds the Barclays Feedback Economy report, as a more customer-responsive sector will attract more visitors, increase spend per head from […]

Northern Ireland could share in the benefit from the ‘Feedback ...



Ciaran Doherty, Tourism Ireland; Orla Farren, Tourism NI; Damian and Garry Owens, Frank’s (Owens) Bar, beside the intricately carved door which depicts scenes from episode five of series six – a feature of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign – which is hanging in Frank’s (Owens) Bar in Limavady.
Episode five of the sixth season of Game of Thrones® aired last night (Monday, 23 May) and Tourism Ireland unveiled its fifth ‘Door of Thrones’ – this week in Frank’s (Owens) Bar in Limavady. The door is part of Tourism Ireland’s 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign, created in partnership with […]

Tourism Ireland unveils 5th ‘Door of Thrones’ in Limavady



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Crabbie’s, the UK’s number one selling Alcoholic Ginger Beer, is searching for the best ‘ginger’ selfie in Northern Ireland. Crabbie’s is distributed in Northern Ireland by United Wine Merchants who are putting their own unique twist on the UK wide “Give it some Ginger” campaign for Northern Ireland consumers. The […]

Crabbie’s “Give it some Ginger”



To celebrate Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink Top NI Chef’s Ciaran Taggart from Vanilla Restaurant, Paul Cunningham Brunels Restaurant Newcastle, Darren Ireland Vanilla Restaurant Newcastle, Simon Dougan of the Yellow Door, Danny Miller from Balloo House, Phil Rodgers from Native by Yellow Door, Joery Castel from the Boathouse along with Joan Burden Cancer Fund for Children’s Hospitality Manager cook up a seven course feast under the Mourne’s seven peaks to raise funds to support local children diagnosed with cancer.
Seven of Northern Ireland’s award winning chefs created a Dinner with Difference in aid of local children’s cancer charity as part of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink. On Friday 13th May seven of Northern Ireland’s leading chefs took over the kitchen of Cancer Fund for Children’s Therapeutic Short […]

Northern Ireland’s top chefs cook up a feast beneath the ...


Sarah Harvey, Powers Brand Manager at Dillon Bass and Joe Magowan, Powers Irish Whiskey Ambassador in Northern Ireland.
Ahead of World Whisky Day on May 21, Dillon Bass appointed Joe Magowan from Belfast as its Powers Irish Whiskey Ambassador following a recruitment campaign which saw over 50 candidates apply for the position. Magowan’s love affair with Irish whiskey began almost 10 years ago when, while at university, when […]

Powers Irish Whiskey appoints new brand ambassador


French travel bloggers Bruno Maltor, @votretourmonde (with his Steadicam camera mount); Morgane Trussardi, @LittleGypsyBlog; and Alex Villain, @Alexvizeo, at Titanic Belfast.
Tourism Ireland has enlisted the help of three leading travel bloggers to showcase some of our top visitor attractions and experiences to prospective holidaymakers in France. The bloggers have a large social media audience in France; their blogs alone have a combined monthly readership of about 240,000 and they also […]

Oh là là! Top French travel bloggers check out Northern ...



Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson and ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’ get ready to welcome visitors to the Titanic Maritime Festival over the Bank Holiday Weekend 28-30 May at Titanic Quarter.
There’ll be a dramatic reduction in cries of “I’m bored!” this Bank Holiday weekend (28 – 30 May), thanks to the return of the Titanic Maritime Festival. Organisers Belfast City Council are teaming up with Q Radio and Translink to make sure that Titanic Quarter will be awash with maritime […]

Titanic Maritime Festival set to banish boredom this Bank Holiday ...


Ashleigh Baxter, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast – Winner, Hotel Receptionist of the Year 2016; Compere Marc Mallett; Ciaran O’Neill, President of the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation and Stephanie McCarron, Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry-Londonderry – Winner, Hotel Receptionist of the Year, Most Promising Hotel Category.
As the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation prepared to host its thirteenth Hotel Receptionist of the Year gala awards ceremony in the City Hotel, Derry-Londonderry, last Wednesday night, finalists from some of Northern Ireland’s top venues waited nervously for the category winners to be revealed. Ciaran O’Neill, President of the Northern […]

Northern Ireland Hospitality on Show at Hotel Receptionist of the ...


Members of the Henderson Foodservice Charity Team present Eva Toal from the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice with a cheque for £24,000. Staff at Henderson Foodservice helped raise the money by organising a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year.
Henderson Foodservice employees have raised a massive £24,000 for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice through a wide range of fundraising activities organised by its staff. Over the last year, staff at the Mallusk-based hospitality supplier helped to organise a Family Fun Day, a Santa and Elf Delivery Day and even […]

NI Children’s Hospice receives a helping hand from Henderson Foodservice



Local blues sensation Amanda St John, who performed at the launch at The Ramada Encore, is pictured with Karen Sheals Hoy from American Holidays, Patrick Morgan from Bushmills and Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence.
  The Belfast City Blues Festival is lined up for June24-26, with Bushmills becoming joint title sponsor with USA Holiday and cruise specialists American Holidays. Now in its eighth year, internationally acclaimed artists performing at the festival include The Johnny Max Band from Canada and Brian Rawson from Scotland. Ireland’s […]

Belfast’s got the blues


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  The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh in County Tyrone will host the next Gluten Free Ireland Food Fair on Saturday 4th June. Now in its’ third year, the Gluten Free Ireland Open Days are a miniature food expo for sufferers of Coeliac disease and those on a gluten free diet. Attracting […]

Omagh Plays Host to Gluten Free Food Fair


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Magners, the brand which famously revolutionised the cider market with its over ice serve, is leading the market direction yet again, this time with a striking new look revealed this month. The iconic Magners bottle has been relaunched with fresh new packaging across all can and bottle formats, designed to […]

Rip top seals Magners great new look