Visit Belfast ups plans to drive city tourism’s  economic return to £546m by 2022

Visit Belfast ups plans to drive city tourism’s economic return to £546m by 2022

Visit Belfast set a new round of ambitious targets to harness the value of the city’s flourishing tourism sector.   Unveiling brand new targets as part of its Business and Marketing Plans launch for the year ahead, and up to 2022, the city’s official tourism marketing agency pledged its sales... View Article

Visit the home of Northern Ireland’s original craft gin distillery

Visit the home of Northern Ireland’s original craft gin distillery

Rademon Estate Distillery, producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin and the first craft distillery to reside in Northern Ireland, has undergone a significant redevelopment with the addition of two new copper stills and a stylish Visitor Experience Centre, representing an investment of £2.5million. The brand-new Visitor Experience Centre, comprising... View Article

International marketing success for Belfast City Airport

International marketing success for Belfast City Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport has received international recognition for its Excellence in Airport Marketing at the Routes Europe Conference in Bilbao. The airport claimed the ‘Highly Commended’ award for airports under 4 million passengers at the Routes Europe Marketing Awards which recognise new air route successes from across the... View Article

Harmony Live 18 Sunday headliner Ryan McMullan treats fans to intimate festival preview gig

Harmony Live 18 Sunday headliner Ryan McMullan treats fans to intimate festival preview gig

Sunday night headliner at Harmony Live 18, Ryan McMullan gave customers at Garry’s Barber Shop in Holywood an exclusive sneak preview of what fans can expect when he appears on stage on June 3. The Portaferry singer played a selection of his hits In an intimate setting and whetted the... View Article

Tourism NI unveils shortlist for fortieth anniversary Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

Tourism NI unveils shortlist for fortieth anniversary Northern Ireland Tourism Awards

Tourism NI in association with Diageo Northern Ireland has unveiled the shortlist of nominations for the 2018 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, the fortieth year of the prestigious awards. The gala event will be held on Thursday 24th May at the Europa Hotel where the first awards took place in 1978... View Article

Tourism NI puts Northern Ireland on global stage

Tourism NI puts Northern Ireland on global stage

Hundreds of international tour operators from around the world have arrived in Belfast for Northern Ireland’s largest travel trade platform event, Meet the Buyer 2018. Organised by Tourism NI in association with Tourism Ireland and taking place at Belfast Waterfront, Meet the Buyer is an annual event that provides a... View Article

Major foreign press trip comes to Belfast

Major foreign press trip comes to Belfast

A delegation of more than 30 international journalists and editors arrived in Belfast recently to see and experience at first hand the transformational effect which peace, greater political and economic stability, business, regeneration and tourism growth have brought since the Good Friday Agreement was signed two decades ago. The major... View Article

Odyssey NOW a JAM Card friendly site

Odyssey NOW a JAM Card friendly site

The Odyssey Trust has demonstrated its commitment to customers by signing up to become a JAM Card friendly site. Over 150 staff from W5, Stena Line Belfast Giants and SSE Arena, Belfast have been equipped to provide excellent customer service to people with learning difficulties and communication barriers. The JAM... View Article

Foodies find local gastro week a real ‘treat’

Foodies find local gastro week a real ‘treat’

Treat Week 2018, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s celebration of eateries across the Council area, has drawn to a close with over 50 eateries, restaurants, cafes and gastropubs spanning from Moira to Dundonald taking part. The event offered opportunities for exploration and discovery, often highlighting the superb local ingredients chefs... View Article

Tourism Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2018

Tourism Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2018

What do a lion statue in Kenya made entirely from re-cycled flip flops, a giant Blue Whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum in London and a Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel in Lapland have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global... View Article