You’re hired! James Street South launches Apprentice Programme

You’re hired! James Street South launches Apprentice Programme

Tourism Hero invests in next generation of hospitality excellence One of Belfast’s leading restaurateurs has launched an Apprentice Programme for aspiring chefs. Niall McKenna, owner of James Street South, The Bar & Grill and Hadskis, is offering successful hopefuls the chance to work with an award winning team. The search is... View Article

International industry stars attend Hospitality Review NI Charity BBQ

International industry stars attend Hospitality Review NI Charity BBQ

  Hospitality Review NI magazine welcomed Masterchef’s John Torode and Neil McGuigan, an IWSC International Winemaker of the Year, to its annual Charity BBQ in The Hudson Bar, Belfast, on Monday evening (June 9). A number of stars from TV production The Fall, as well as the cream of the... View Article

Entertainment industry investment for Belfast’s Linen Quarter

Entertainment industry investment for Belfast’s Linen Quarter

An historic Belfast building based in the City’s Linen Quarter and dating back to 1902 is undergoing a major redevelopment to regenerate two bars and a night club, creating 100 new jobs. The first of three phases within the £1m investment will be finished by late May with the opening... View Article

Yellow Door expansion cooks up 20 new jobs

Yellow Door expansion cooks up 20 new jobs

  Yellow Door, Northern Ireland’s multi-award-winning catering and deli brand, has added to its expanding menu with the launch of the Yellow Door restaurant at Belfast Furniture Mall. Located in south Belfast’s booming Balmoral Plaza, on the Boucher Road, the building was formerly home to Fulton’s fine furnishings company, which... View Article

Hotel owner Patsy O’Kane collects award from Buckingham Palace

Hotel owner Patsy O’Kane collects award from Buckingham Palace

Derry~Londonderry hotelier Patsy O’Kane recently collected her MBE in recognition of her achievements and service to tourism and hospitality. The owner and General Manager of the Beech Hill Country House Hotel travelled to Buckingham Palace where she was awarded the prestigious accolade by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. Speaking about... View Article

Alan Clarke to step down as NITB CEO

Alan Clarke to step down as NITB CEO

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... View Article

1st Lisburn Restaurant Week

1st Lisburn Restaurant Week

  Lisburn Restaurant Week – the first event of its kind to be held outside Belfast – was launched today. The culinary celebration takes place at eateries throughout the City area from June 16-22. The launch event, which was attended by civic dignitaries, restaurateurs, sponsors and business representatives, was held... View Article

Keogh’s celebrate pub week with craft beer and crisp night

Keogh’s celebrate pub week with craft beer and crisp night

  The Hudson Bar hosted a unique craft beer and crisp event on Wednesday night to celebrate Ulster Pub Week.  Craft beer experts selected various Irish craft beers to complement each flavour of Keogh’s crisps which resulted in a unique and memorable Pub Week experience.  The exclusive event saw local... View Article

Northern Ireland turns pink ahead of the Giro d’Italia

Northern Ireland turns pink ahead of the Giro d’Italia

  THE Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is delighted at the response from businesses, schools, community groups and the public at large across Northern Ireland to embrace the colour pink to celebrate the arrival of one of the world’s elite bicycle races, the Giro d’Italia. The Giro build-up started in... View Article

Northern Ireland Tourism Awards: shortlist unveiled

Northern Ireland Tourism Awards: shortlist unveiled

  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. The winners will be announced... View Article