Visit Belfast maps out three-year plan for tourism recovery

Visit Belfast maps out three-year plan for tourism recovery

Visit Belfast has outlined the development of its new strategy to support the city’s economic recovery post Covid-19. At a virtual event attended by Visit Belfast’s tourism industry partners and key city stakeholders, the outline strategy highlighted the importance of tourism to the local economy and the opportunity for regrowth... View Article

Belfast City Airport partners with People 1st in apprentice search

Belfast City Airport partners with People 1st in apprentice search

George Best Belfast City Airport has teamed up with People 1st, an award-winning employment and training agency, to find the next candidate for its popular apprenticeship programme. The High Flyers Apprenticeship Scheme, launched in 2013, offers apprenticeship placements across a range of disciplines to young people aged 17-24, and is... View Article

Local firm creates reusable face guard ideal for hospitality

Local firm creates reusable face guard ideal for hospitality

A Lisburn-based company has designed a revolutionary, reusable, all-in-one face and neck guard, designed to help protect against Covid-19 and already proving popular with hospitality workers. Hi Viso, the creation of Belfast entrepreneur James Leckey, offers full-face visibility making it suitable for client-facing settings and where social distancing cannot be... View Article

Business interruption insurance & Covid-19 – can your business benefit?

Business interruption insurance & Covid-19 – can your business benefit?

Covid-19 has resulted in untold financial hardship for businesses and the hospitality sector across Northern Ireland. However, a recent judgment handed down by the Supreme Court which allowed the appeal brought by the Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of policyholders of business interruption insurance, bodes well for the many shops,... View Article

All-Ireland tourism enterprises attend virtual showcase

All-Ireland tourism enterprises attend virtual showcase

Some 120 tourism enterprises from around the island of Ireland – including 35 from Northern Ireland – are joining Tourism Ireland virtually at Britain & Ireland Marketplace (BIM) today. BIM is an annual, B2B workshop, organised by the European Tourism Association (ETOA) to showcase Britain and the island of Ireland.... View Article

New Covid-19 support welcomed for tourism & hospitality

New Covid-19 support welcomed for tourism & hospitality

A new £26.1m Covid-19 support scheme for larger hospitality and tourism businesses and additional £4.1m scheme for tourist accommodation businesses, announced yesterday by Economy Minister Diane Dodds, have been welcomed by sector representatives. The Large Tourism and Hospitality Business Support Scheme (LTHBSS) will provide financial support to help operators in... View Article

Tourism Ireland outlines plans to restart overseas tourism

Tourism Ireland outlines plans to restart overseas tourism

Tourism Ireland shared its plans for restarting overseas tourism in 2021 yesterday at a virtual event, Ready for Recovery, attended by hundreds of tourism companies from around the island of Ireland and overseas. After a devastating 2020, with Covid-19 causing havoc for the travel and tourism industry across the globe,... View Article

Mount Charles adds to government contract wins in Dublin

Mount Charles adds to government contract wins in Dublin

Catering and facilities management company Mount Charles has secured a new contract with the Department of Health, based in Miesian Plaza on Baggot Street, Dublin. The contract sees the outsourcing giant provide catering services to all occupants situated over the building’s seven floors, including the Department of Health, Department of... View Article

Tourism Ireland and partners take part in ILTM World Tour

Tourism Ireland and partners take part in ILTM World Tour

Thirty-nine tourism businesses from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland are joining Tourism Ireland for the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) World Tour. ILTM World Tour is a virtual event for the global luxury travel industry, which is taking place over three weeks. The event, which kicked off last... View Article

NI firm creates steriliser killing 99.9999% of airborne pathogens

NI firm creates steriliser killing 99.9999% of airborne pathogens

A new technology created in Northern Ireland, Ilimex, is offering a potential solution to co-existing with Covid-19 and keeping public spaces and workplaces virus free while rebooting the economy. The Ilimex UV-C Air Steriliser, which completed a second phase of testing at Ulster University this month, has been proven to... View Article