northern ireland

  • Northern Ireland to increase value to 1.7 billion through digital transformation

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The tourism department of Northern Ireland is ambitious to double the value of Northern Ireland tourism to 1.7 billion by 2030 and create 20,000 new jobs. To do this our visitors have to be encouraged to stay longer and spend …

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  • Yellow Warning of rain for 9th Friday – Northern Ireland, South West England, Wales

    Published on : Thursday, November 8, 2018

    The Meteorological Office issued yellow warning valid for 09:00 GMT on Fri 09 November to 21:00 GMT on Fri 09 November. It warns that a spell of heavy rain and strong winds is expected on Friday. The warning is for …

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  • Northern Ireland is one of the fastest growing tourism destinations for visitors using Airbnb

    Published on : Friday, October 26, 2018

    Northern Ireland has been said to be one of the fastest growing tourism destinations for those visitors using Airbnb.   In the north last year, a record number of 230,000 tourists used the home sharing service, through which existing house …

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  • Northern Ireland witnesses major growth in business tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Business tourism, particularly conferences and incentives, is slowly coming up as a key priority for the future growth of the Northern Ireland tourism because it offers off season, mid-week business and regional spread.   All over Northern Ireland, there are …

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  • UK’s Hillsborough Castle earned £215m in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, September 6, 2018

    A multi-million pound project to turn Hillsborough Castle into a major international tourism destination in Northern Ireland has been praised by the UK’s tourism minister. UK’s major tourist attraction, Hillsborough Castle earned £215m in 2017.     Michael Ellis visited …

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  • 700,000 Danes to savour Northern Ireland’s food and culture

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Images of Northern Ireland will be beamed in to the homes of some 700,000 people in Denmark this evening (22 August), when an episode of a popular TV show airs on DR1, Denmark’s largest TV station. Anders Agger and Anne …

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  • Northern Ireland’s trains delayed due to continuous heat waves

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    The increasing temperature continues to cause delays to Northern Ireland’s trains. The fears that railway tracks could buckle in the heat prompted Translink to introduce speed restrictions.     As the United Kingdom basks in the heatwave with the rapid …

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  • Newly formed NI tourism alliance to boost tourism in Northern Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, June 28, 2018

    A new voice in the north’s tourism industry will create a more positive ambience for growth and success in the sector. The newly formed NI tourism alliance will provide a single, strong body to boost and develop the industry and …

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  • 21+ million Germans to learn all about Northern Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, May 3, 2018

    Four German journalists have been visiting Northern Ireland this week, checking out some of the many things to see and do here. The group includes representatives of top German media outlets – including Spiegel online (which has 20 million monthly users) and …

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  • Chancellor introduces consultation on the tourism taxes of Northern Ireland

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    A discussion on Northern Ireland tourism taxes assured by the Government as part of its Westminster project with the DUP has been introduced by the Chancellor. The Treasury’s “call for evidence” looks for views on the prospective future of Air …

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  • Northern Ireland tourism opens consultation taxes

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    The Chancellor of Northern Ireland has launched the consultation taxations as promised by British Government as part of its Westminster deal with the DUP.   The Treasury’s “call for evidence” seeks views on the future of Air Passenger Duty and …

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  • American tourist numbers to increase by a quarter by 2021

    Published on : Friday, February 2, 2018

    According to the latest government figures visitors to the Northern Ireland are spending £2.7 million a day. The first nine months of 2017 as per the NISRA statistics revealed that the visitor spending in the north increased by 16 percent …

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  • Creating ‘Celtic Connections’ for Northern Ireland

    Published on : Monday, January 29, 2018

    A delegation of tourism businesses from Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland is in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2018 in Scotland – a B2B workshop and networking event with key Scottish travel …

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  • Inbound tourism in UK to set a record number in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    According to VisitBritain in 2018 the overseas visits to the UK are set to cross 40m for the first time.   The tourist are expected a record £27bn in the coming year.     The increase in visit is due …

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  • Belfast claims itself as the fastest growing MICE destination

    Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Belfast, the largest city and the capital of Northern Ireland claimed itself as the fastest growing conference destination after getting the recognition from the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).     The four-days tourism event Routes Europe 2017 …

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  • In overseas tourism Northern Ireland enjoys a record year!

    Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    IrelandAfter last week’s news that this year has proved to be the best in terms of overseas tourism to the Republic of Ireland, it’s been declared that the same is for Northern Ireland, with 2.26 million visitors (+6% on 2016) …

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  • 3.6 million in GB see ads and articles about Northern Ireland

    Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has teamed up with easyJet, to promote flights to Belfast and winter breaks in Northern Ireland.   The month-long campaign includes full-page ads and articles in Metro newspaper, the London Evening Standard and TimeOut London, which have a combined circulation of over 3.6 …

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  • Northern Ireland is on track in Spain!

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    Millions of Spaniards are seeing eye-catching ads for Belfast in metro stations in Madrid and Barcelona right now. Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion, in partnership with Atrapalo, a major online travel agent in Spain, is under way.   The campaign aims …

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  • About 1m tourists visited Northern Ireland in first six months of 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Northern Ireland has seen about 1m overseas visitors in the first half of 2017.     In the first half of 2017, 973,000 overseas visitors have visited NI marking a rise of 4% on the first half of 2016, according …

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  • Chinese prize-winners visit Northern Ireland

    Published on : Friday, October 27, 2017

    Ten Chinese fans of Game of Thrones have been visiting Northern Ireland. They were the lucky winners of a competition organised by Tourism Ireland in China.   This summer, Tourism Ireland in China teamed up with HBO Asia for season 7 of Game …

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