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.
Chinese tourists are beginning to get a real taste for Northern Ireland, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has said.
And it is hoped the NI Year of Food and Drink will continue to drive visitor numbers in 2016.
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell and Finance Minister Arlene Foster have welcomed the announcement of UNESCO Global Geopark status for the Marble Arch Caves.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is an immense pleasure for me to be here at Titanic Belfast this morning with a whole range of people who either want to be, or who already are at the edge of leadership and innovation in digital travel and tourism technology.
So a very good morning and a warm welcome to the Digital Tourism Conference.
Enterprise Trade & Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell has congratulated Northern Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry on yet another highly successful year.
In this year’s Great Taste Awards, 69 companies were awarded 191 gold stars. In the Irish Quality Food Awards, 13 products from Northern Ireland companies gained category awards; 16 were highly commended and six were commended and in the recent Blas Na hÉireann, Irish Food Awards, Northern Ireland companies won a total of 45 awards.
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