New Chair and Vice Chair selected at Hospitality Ulster AGM

New Chair and Vice Chair selected at Hospitality Ulster AGM

Danny Coyles of the Anchor Bar Complex, has been named as the new Chair of Hospitality Ulster at its AGM today (Tuesday 5th Nov) in Belfast. While Tony O’Neill from the well-known Belfast restaurants Coppi and Buba takes up the role as the new Vice Chair. Danny Coyles, incoming Chair... View Article

Visitors across the world invited to embrace Northern Ireland’s ‘Giant Spirit’

Visitors across the world invited to embrace Northern Ireland’s ‘Giant Spirit’

Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland have launched a new destination brand that will be used to promote Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland and internationally, with the aim of increasing visitor numbers and ensuring economic impact across all regions.  Northern Ireland – Embrace A Giant Spirit will communicate a... View Article

Tourism NI launches Glass of Thrones Trail guide

Tourism NI launches Glass of Thrones Trail guide

Fans of the world’s biggest TV show have been given yet another new way to explore the true Home of Thrones, with the launch of a new visitor guide spotlighting the Glass of Thrones Trail in Belfast. To coincide with each episode in the final season of Game of Thrones,... View Article

Work begins on £17m redevelopment of The Odyssey Belfast

Work begins on £17m redevelopment of The Odyssey Belfast

Work has started on the £17m redevelopment of The Odyssey, Belfast with the UK’s largest cinema operator, Cineworld, and the UK’s largest bowl operator, Hollywood Bowl, confirmed as its first anchor tenants. Matagorda 2, working alongside The Odyssey Trust Company, will begin construction work at the end of October. Work... View Article

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

St George’s Market to showcase best of Taste the Island

Tourism NI is partnering with Belfast City Council this autumn to offer an allocated stall to local food and drink producers to showcase their produce at St George’s Market Belfast, in support of the Taste the Island initiative. Every weekend until the end of November, different producers from across Northern... View Article

Belfast secures prestigious conference business

Belfast secures prestigious conference business

Tourism NI, in partnership with Visit Belfast, has secured a prestigious international conference that will see 120 international buyers meet in Belfast next spring. For the first time, HelmsBriscoe, the global leading agency in meetings procurement and site selection, will hold its European, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) Regional Meeting... View Article

Afternoon ‘Tee’ recognises teamwork at The 148th Open

Afternoon ‘Tee’ recognises teamwork at The 148th Open

The huge amount of collaboration and teamwork behind Northern Ireland’s highly successful staging of The 148th Open at Royal Portrush in July has been celebrated with Afternoon ‘Tee’ at Titanic Belfast. The Afternoon ‘Tee’ event was organised by Tourism NI to thank the army of volunteers and delivery partners whose... View Article

Larchfield Estate invests £150,000 in new event space

Larchfield Estate invests £150,000 in new event space

Larchfield Estate owners Sarah and Gavin Mackie have invested £150,000 to convert a Lanyon-designed building on the Co Down estate into The Old Piggery, an events space for groups staying overnight on the Estate to dine, meet or attend workshops. While The Old Piggery has maintained its original features, the... View Article

Tourism industry prioritises digital, green and social skills

Tourism industry prioritises digital, green and social skills

Digital, green and social skills are now a top priority for employers in the UK’s tourism sector seeking highly skilled staff, according to new research released by People 1st International, an NTG (Next Tourism Generation Alliance) Partner. The survey canvassed 250 UK HR/training and development and operational directors across a... View Article

Roe & Co Irish Whiskey debuts at Tesco Taste Festival 2019

Roe & Co Irish Whiskey debuts at Tesco Taste Festival 2019

Roe & Co Irish Whiskey was the star of the show on Diageo’s stand at this year’s Tesco Taste Festival 2019 with visitors having the opportunity to sample Roe & Co served with tonic, ice and a slice of pink grapefruit. Made from the finest hand-selected stocks of Irish malt... View Article