NIHF launches online Tourism Summit – The Road to Recovery

NIHF launches online Tourism Summit – The Road to Recovery

With the UK Prime Minister unveiling plans for the transition out of lockdown, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF) is bringing local tourism providers together for The Tourism Summit – The Road to Recovery on Tuesday 9th March 2021, to explore the way forward. “The Tourism Summit – The Road to... View Article

NI Executive urged to develop plans for reopening hospitality

NI Executive urged to develop plans for reopening hospitality

Hospitality Ulster has called on the Northern Ireland Executive, public health advisers and the Covid Taskforce Strategic Oversight Board to work with industry and develop parameters well ahead of reopening the hospitality sector. With Northern Ireland’s third lockdown potentially relaxing from the first week of March, subject to review later... View Article

World’s first Margarita Margherita pizza coming to Belfast

World’s first Margarita Margherita pizza coming to Belfast

Jose Cuervo has created a Margarita Margherita pizza, a unique crossover meal combining the ingredients of a Margherita pizza with those of a Margarita cocktail, to mark National Margarita Day on February 22. The Mexican drinks brand has joined forces with vendors and restaurants to freshly make and deliver the... View Article

The Sexton creates a cocktail to mark New Moon on February 11

The Sexton creates a cocktail to mark New Moon on February 11

With Thursday February 11 marking the next big lunar event in our astronomical calendar, a night where the sky is clearer than ever, The Sexton has created a cocktail for the occasion. The New Moon occurs when the sun and moon are aligned, rising and setting at the same time,... View Article

Kraken Rum launches sea shanty competition for Valentine’s Day

Kraken Rum launches sea shanty competition for Valentine’s Day

Fans of Kraken Rum are invited to submit their own verse of a sea shanty to win a limited-edition vinyl of the shanty sung by Justin from The Vaccines, exclusive black tentacle candle and Serenading Sirens cocktail created for Valentine’s Day. Taking inspiration from its fellow sea creature and mythical... View Article

Report reveals the positive role pubs play in communities

Report reveals the positive role pubs play in communities

Following almost a year of restrictions, people across the UK have been affected physically, economically and mentally by the Covid-19 pandemic, with loneliness a huge concern across communities. The usual places to meet, socialise and connect with people have been removed, and one of the key places for millions of... View Article

Matt D’Arcy Irish Whiskey toasts £100,000 launch sales

Matt D’Arcy Irish Whiskey toasts £100,000 launch sales

Once a world-famous whiskey brand, D’Arcy’s Old Irish Whiskey has staged a successful return after a century with launch retail sales topping £100,000 during the Christmas trading period. Matt D’Arcy and Co was first established in 1817 in Newry, gaining a global reputation, before closing in 1918. The brand has... View Article

Bushmills gets ready for Irish Coffee Day on January 25

Bushmills gets ready for Irish Coffee Day on January 25

Monday 25th January marks Irish Coffee Day, a celebration of the timeless and classic whiskey warmer which always goes down a treat on a cold evening. First created in the winter of 1943 by Joe Sheridan, a barman and chef, the Irish Coffee was given as a welcoming drink to... View Article

Ongoing rates relief, insurance ruling welcomed by sector

Ongoing rates relief, insurance ruling welcomed by sector

A proposal to continue rates relief for businesses, included in Finance Minister Conor Murphy’s draft budget announced yesterday, has been welcomed by Hospitality Ulster. “The intention to maintain rates relief in the draft budget is to be welcomed, especially when things are so very tough in the hospitality sector now... View Article

Company directors urged to apply for new Covid-19 funding

Company directors urged to apply for new Covid-19 funding

Hospitality Ulster is urging hospitality company directors to apply for funding under a new £20m Covid-19 support scheme announced this afternoon by Economy Minister Diane Dodds. “We welcome the announcement today from the Economy Minister which acknowledges the fact that company directors, especially in the hospitality sector, have fallen through... View Article