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.
Tourism NI Chief Executive John McGrillen along with tourism professionals from Food NI, Visit Belfast and Newry, Mourne and Down Council recently attended a new tour to sample the food, drink and tourism offerings in the County Down area.
Tracey Jeffery of NI Food Tours showcased hidden gems on the Strangford and Mourne Food Tour which included soda bread making and a visit to the award winning artisan producer Kilmegan Cider.
‘Food for Thought’ was the order of the day at the second Tourism Trade Event hosted by the Tourism and Recreation Team of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on Wednesday. With April ‘Brewing and Distilling month in Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016 calendar there was no better place to hold the event, than in the oldest licensed distillery in the world at Old Bushmills Distillery, which is also one of the most important visitor attractions in the area.
Food and drink has become increasingly important to tourism as they offer destinations an opportunity to differentiate and celebrate indigenous foods. In recognition of this the audience was treated to insights from some of the success stories in the Causeway Coast and Glens including Donal Doherty from Harry’s Shack in Portstewart while eminent food writer, Trish Desine spoke with passion about how ‘a plate of food can tell a great story going back years.’
Tourism NI today unveiled the shortlist of nominations for the 2016 Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in association with Tennent’s NI.
The sought-after awards, which recognise outstanding performers in the tourism industry, will this year be presented over twelve different categories.
Game of Thrones® fever is on the rise once again all over the world – and no more so than in Northern Ireland. With anticipation mounting among fans everywhere for the long-awaited sixth season, Tourism Ireland today launched its latest campaign to showcase Northern Ireland to millions of Game of Thrones® fans worldwide.
The new campaign, created in partnership with HBO, celebrates Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones® Territory for the sixth year running. The campaign will also be rolled out by Tourism NI in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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