Tourism NI is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to visitors within Northern Ireland and from the Republic of Ireland.
Nearly 2,000 delegates from 55 countries gathered in Belfast Waterfront this week for the 2016 World Credit Union Conference, bringing a welcome £3.7m to the city’s economy.
The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is dedicated to strengthening local communities through helping stimulate economic growth and its annual 4-day conference was no exception. WOCCU worked with over 60 local suppliers including 20 hoteliers to maximise the positive impact its event had on the region’s economy.
With our fresh, local produce central to the visitor experience and with many of our visitors choosing the self-catering option for their stays in Northern Ireland, advice from accommodation providers on where to access the best of our natural larders is becoming increasingly important. Welcome hampers packed with local breads and jams, cereals and yoghurts are now a common addition to the self-catering package however, for the more perishable goods, such as the excellent seafood provided by our pristine marine environment, on-the-ground knowledge and ease of access is essential.
Enter the white fishmongers’ vans which for generations have left Northern Ireland’s fishing ports laden with top-quality local seafood to serve customers in county markets, through door-to-door sales and on ‘patches’ established over years and passed down through families.
The Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 continues with a ‘Seas, Rivers and Loughs’ theme throughout the month of July. Tourism Northern Ireland held a special event at Belfast Cookery School where local chef, Stephen Jeffers taught a selection of local press how to cook two delicious meals using a selection of Northern Ireland’s tasty fish from supplier, Ewings Fishmongers. Crawford Ewing from Ewing’s Fishmongers talked about how important it was to include fish in your diet and encouraged everyone in NI to try more fish.
Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen has congratulated four golf courses from counties Antrim and Fermanagh on being accredited with a Golf Quality and Assurance award.
The addition of Ballyclare, Knock and Dunmurry parkland courses to the award scheme and the Castle Hume lakeland course at Lough Erne Resort brings the total of accredited golf clubs in Northern Ireland to 35.
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