Industry bodies back Hospitality Ulster position on wider liquor licensing reform

Industry bodies back Hospitality Ulster position on wider liquor licensing reform

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) and the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance (NITA) have joined the growing campaign led by Hospitality Ulster to push the Department for Communities for urgent reform of liquor licensing due to the negative impact it is having on tourism and the hospitality sector here. The IoH... View Article

Sea Bangor aims for the skies with two-day maritime festival

Sea Bangor aims for the skies with two-day maritime festival

Bangor will be a hive of activity over Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June when popular maritime festival, Sea Bangor, sails into town with a host of entertainment and activities for all the family! Organised by Ards and North Down Borough Council with support from Bangor Chamber of Commerce, South... View Article

Hop to the Tulip Festival at Glenarm Castle this bank holiday weekend

Hop to the Tulip Festival at Glenarm Castle this bank holiday weekend

This bank holiday weekend, 4-6th May, don’t miss out on the beautiful display of tulips, spring flowers and an appearance from the official Peter Rabbit™ at the historic Walled Garden, Glenarm Castle.  Now in its 12th year the annual Tulip Festival supported by Bloms Bulbs is a fantastic day for... View Article

Get ‘ready to go’ as ‘things can only get better ‘ at this year’s Dalriada Festival

Get ‘ready to go’ as ‘things can only get better ‘ at this year’s Dalriada Festival

Get ready for making magical memories with the family on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July as Northern Ireland’s biggest family festival weekend the Dalriada Festival 2019, powered by Purple Bricks, makes a huge return. Proudly supported by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, this year’s programme, located at the... View Article

Winter Is Here …  GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition arrives in Belfast with exclusive additions

Winter Is Here … GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition arrives in Belfast with exclusive additions

Rally the Realm … The highly-anticipated GAME OF THRONESTM: The Touring Exhibition, including two-never-seen before sets, has arrived at TEC Belfast for its debut visit to the UK and Ireland. To celebrate, GAME OF THRONES® actors, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ian Beattie and Liam Cunningham, alongside award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton,... View Article

Biggest event to date for International travel buyers

Biggest event to date for International travel buyers

One hundred and eighty seven tourism buyers from across twenty two markets arrived in Northern Ireland on Wednesday (April 3rd) for the 2019 Tourism NI Meet the Buyer event. This year’s event represents the biggest to date with 153 local tourism businesses taking part in over 5000 pre-scheduled one-to-one appointments.... View Article

Recipe for success

Recipe for success

The demand and quality of the Northern Ireland hospitality industry has never been stronger, with the sector claiming its rightful place as a key economic driver for the region The varied offering and ability to adapt to market trends and needs has provided the foundation for the sector to grow... View Article

Heineken® offers a bright welcome at Belfast International Airport

Heineken® offers a bright welcome at Belfast International Airport

Heineken® is giving a bright and warm welcome to travellers arriving into Belfast International Airport. The brand, which is distributed by United Wines in Northern Ireland, has erected an 8m x 5m backlit sign, which is the largest bespoke advertising site in Northern Ireland. The HEINEKEN portfolio, including Orchard Thieves... View Article

NI Tourism Alliance appoints new CEO

NI Tourism Alliance appoints new CEO

Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance has announced the appointment of Dr Joanne Stuart OBE as Chief Executive Officer. A former Chairman of the IoD NI Dr Stuart is a highly experienced and well-regarded business leader whose responsibilities in her most recent post, as Director of Development at Catalyst Inc, notably included... View Article

Tourism agencies share insights on selling Northern Ireland to visitors

Tourism agencies share insights on selling Northern Ireland to visitors

Tourism NI is today hosting a masterclass aimed at sharing valuable insights on the top markets for visitors to Northern Ireland. Part of Tourism NI’s Tourism Enterprise Development Programme, the Understanding Your Market masterclass brings Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland together to share the experiences and advice of their market... View Article