Newly released accommodation statistics indicate that Northern Ireland's tourism performance has been strong in the first eight months of the year.
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) figures for serviced accommodation show the number of hotel rooms sold during January to August 2015 increased by 5% to 1,314,794, the highest figure for the period since records began.
Tourism Northern Ireland's new Chief Executive, John McGrillen, has congratulated a leading guest house in County Down on achieving five-star status under the organisation's Quality Grading Scheme.
Tourism NI has launched a major initiative aimed at putting food and drink at the heart of the Northern Ireland visitor experience and is holding a series of roadshows across Northern Ireland, including today’s event at The Carriage Rooms, Montalto Estate, Ballynahinch.
Belfast’s new Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC), sited opposite Titanic Studios in Titanic Quarter, opens today (Thursday 17th September at 11am), delivering a huge boost for local business in the process.
The 6,000 square metre structure will be used as a potential venue for exhibitions, community and sporting events, as well as large-scale banquets.
More than 3,000 visitors will be able to attend exhibitions at any one time and the TEC will also have the capacity to provide sit-down banqueting for up to 2,500 diners.
Tourism NI has commended a leading B&B situated on the Causeway Coastal Route for its achievements in quality and customer care.
In addition to its five-star quality rating from Tourism NI, held since 2011, Crowfield Country House has been awarded a host of accolades in the four years it has been operating.
They include excellence awards from TripAdvisor and hotels.com for 2015, as well as a 2014 Excellence Award from booking.com.
The second year of the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme will help communities, schools and groups to take practical action to improve their local environment and support the growth of civic pride throughout Northern Ireland.
The Gobbins Cliff Path set to become major visitor attraction – Jonathan Bell
Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Jonathan Bell, has visited the newly refurbished The Gobbins Cliff Path preview event at Islandmagee today.
Festival to go ahead, renamed as Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival
A new independent company has been established to secure the future of the Belfast Festival and to deliver the 2015 edition.
This new chapter in the Festival’s history sees itself renamed as the “Ulster Bank Belfast International Arts Festival” with a diverse and eclectic programme of events which will run from Friday 9th October to Sunday 1st November.
The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has announced that a record number of entries are set to compete in the world’s fastest road race this August, with more than 170 riders representing 17 countries across the world.
Some of the biggest names in real road racing are already confirmed that they will be on the grid, including fan favourite Guy Martin and local hero Michael Dunlop, who line up alongside racers Ian Hutchinson, Dean Harrison, Lee Johnston and William Dunlop to name but a few.
The event, which is one of only three international road races in the world, will also see around 50,000 spectators visit the Dundrod circuit over the course of Bike Week.
Belfast Waterfront has appointed five more staff to meet the increasing demand for its new world class conference facility opening in Spring 2016.
Doubling the venue’s event space to 7,000m2 and enhancing its technology capabilities has facilitated the return of many events as well as seen a significant increase of bookings from international associations. Even before Belfast Waterfront opens the doors to the new facility, it has already secured 50 conferences for 2016 to 2021, which will bring over 43,000 delegates to the city, generating a welcome 94,000 delegate days.
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