McCue invests in future with apprenticeship recruitment drive

McCue invests in future with apprenticeship recruitment drive

Carrickfergus-based manufacturer McCue has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s higher education facilities to recruit a number of apprentice joiners. The company, which specialises in project management, fit-out and bespoke joinery, is taking on five apprentice joiners from Northern Regional College and Belfast Metropolitan College for the next academic year,... View Article

New TV ad aims to inspire NI staycation spirit

New TV ad aims to inspire NI staycation spirit

An exciting new Tourism Northern Ireland TV ad goes live today promoting the destination to key Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland visitor segments. The 60-second ad is designed to encourage people to enjoy a staycation at home this autumn and promote a diverse destination that attracts visitors from around... View Article

Business sector welcomes launch of new Glasgow/Belfast route

Business sector welcomes launch of new Glasgow/Belfast route

Business leaders from Glasgow and Belfast have welcomed the launch of Loganair’s new service between the two cities. Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Stuart Patrick crossed the Irish Sea on the first flight from his city’s airport and was greeted at George Best Belfast City Airport by Northern Ireland... View Article

Aer Lingus Regional launches first of six new services

Aer Lingus Regional launches first of six new services

Aer Lingus Regional has launched a new route from George Best Belfast City Airport to Edinburgh. This service, operated by Stobart Air, will connect passengers from Northern Ireland to the Scottish capital up to three times daily, providing choice and convenience for passengers. Edinburgh is the first of six new... View Article

Inspection report highlights curriculum success for SERC

Inspection report highlights curriculum success for SERC

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has been praised for its high-level learning experiences offered to students, in a report by the Education and Training Inspectorate evaluating curriculum planning. “We have invested in the curriculum here at SERC, particularly with the development of project-based learning, which ensures our students are industry... View Article

Tourism Ireland highlights musical tribute to Van Morrison

Tourism Ireland highlights musical tribute to Van Morrison

With August 31 marking the 75th birthday of Van Morrison, Hot Press magazine has curated a musical extravaganza called Rave On, Van Morrison. The tribute by 75 leading and emerging singers and musicians from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland is being broadcast via YouTube throughout August and into... View Article

Minister launches Tourism NI’s experience development programme

Minister launches Tourism NI’s experience development programme

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has launched Tourism NI’s new programme to provide financial assistance to help support tourism providers in creating experiences that reflect the new Northern Ireland Embrace A Giant Spirit experience brand and stimulate demand for local tourism. With capital grants up to £200,000, the programme will help... View Article

Tourism NI Board attends Ulster Transport Museum reopening

Tourism NI Board attends Ulster Transport Museum reopening

Tourism NI hosted a Board meeting at Cultra Manor on August 20, with Board Chairman Terence Brannigan, Board members and Chief Executive John McGrillen also visiting the Ulster Transport Museum, for its reopening on the same day. Speaking with Colin Catney, chief operating officer at National Museums NI, the Board... View Article

KLM resumes Belfast to Amsterdam service

KLM resumes Belfast to Amsterdam service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has resumed its daily service between Belfast City Airport and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Linking Northern Ireland to the capital city of the Netherlands, the route will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using an Embraer 175 aircraft, carrying 88 passengers. As well as linking Belfast and Amsterdam,... View Article

NI Shadow Secretary joins tourism industry leaders for roundtable discussion

NI Shadow Secretary joins tourism industry leaders for roundtable discussion

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Louise Haigh has joined local tourism industry leaders at the Titanic Hotel for a roundtable discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism economy as well as the challenges and opportunities lying ahead. The discussion also included an overview of the Northern... View Article