Tourism NI launches Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2020

Tourism NI launches Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2020

Tourism NI has launched this year’s Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in partnership with event sponsor Diageo which will take place on Thursday 4th June at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle, Co Down. The prestigious awards identify and reward exceptional performers in the tourism industry over the last 12... View Article

SERC launches Taking Hospitality to New Heights initiative

SERC launches Taking Hospitality to New Heights initiative

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is spearheading a new initiative, in conjunction with industry, to help address challenges within the hospitality sector as well as promoting the vibrant and rewarding career opportunities for young people. Taking Hospitality to New Heights will launch on 28 January, 12–2.30pm at SERC’s Space Campus,... View Article

IoD opens search for best leaders in hospitality sector

IoD opens search for best leaders in hospitality sector

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has opened the search for the best performing business leaders in the hospitality sector. And to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the IoD Director of the Year Awards, it is seeking entries across 10 categories open to leaders from across Northern Ireland. In partnership with... View Article

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