Tourism NI looks back at outstanding year for industry

Tourism NI looks back at outstanding year for industry

The staging of the best-attended Open outside of St Andrews and the launch of a new destination brand are just some of the highlights detailed in Tourism NI’s Annual Review, published on December 16. Commenting on the Review, Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen said: “It has been an outstanding... View Article

Consumers urged to Make It Belfast this Christmas

Consumers urged to Make It Belfast this Christmas

Visit Belfast has launched its annual Christmas destination marketing campaign for the city, which, alongside Belfast City Council and Belfast One’s animation and promotion programmes, will drive visitor numbers to Belfast and generate economic benefit for the city. The combined investment in marketing campaign activities from public and private sector... View Article

Power NI Enchanted Winter Gardens dazzle on opening weekend

Power NI Enchanted Winter Gardens dazzle on opening weekend

The Power NI Enchanted Winter Garden at Antrim Castle Gardens, one of Northern Ireland’s leading Christmas events, has kicked off. The award-winning gardens have been transformed into a magical illuminated outdoor experience for all the family, capturing the joy and wonder of traditional festive celebrations. It features an array of... View Article

Hastings Hotels launches interactive 2020 Digital Forum

Hastings Hotels launches interactive 2020 Digital Forum

Hastings Hotels has revealed the line-up for its 2020 Digi-Talk: The Forum, which aims to help local businesses grow and stay one step ahead of digital trends. The innovative forum, which takes place at the Stormont Hotel, is led by a different digital expert each month and covers a wide... View Article

Enchanted Winter Garden returns to Antrim Castle Gardens

Enchanted Winter Garden returns to Antrim Castle Gardens

Antrim Castle Gardens will be transformed into an Enchanted Winter Garden for the return of one of Northern Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences from Friday, December 6. The Power NI Enchanted Winter Garden sees Antrim’s award-winning gardens transformed into a magical illuminated outdoor experience for all the family, capturing the... View Article

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

25th Institute of Hospitality Awards more critical than ever to help stem tourism staff shortages

The crisis affecting Northern Ireland’s “super successful” tourism sector through staff shortages has been highlighted at the launch of the 25th Institute of Hospitality Awards for Professionalism. Dramatic drops in numbers of chefs, restaurant managers, hotel managers and serving staff are being predicted by businesses across Northern Ireland as the... View Article

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