northern ireland

  • Northern Ireland saw a huge growth in visitor number & revenue

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency or NISRA released the recent figures that show tourist revenue growth by seven percent to more than £98 million.   To quote Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, “I am particularly pleased to …

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  • Chinese Game of Thrones fan wins trip to Northern Ireland

    Published on : Friday, August 18, 2017

    A lucky Game of Thrones® fan in China, Mr Jia Bing, has won a trip to Northern Ireland. He is pictured at a Game of Thrones® display in the Ganghui Shopping Mall in Shanghai, with Tourism Ireland’s James Kenny (aka ‘Jon Snow’).   Earlier this month, …

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  • Pushing Northern Ireland golf to the ‘fore’ around the world

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Millions of golfers around the world will see stunning images of Northern Ireland, when they tune in later this month to watch highlights of the recent Northern Ireland Open golf tournament at Galgorm Castle.   Tourism Ireland arranged for one …

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  • Promoting Northern Ireland to Game of Thrones fans in Britain

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s latest Game of Thrones promotion is showcasing Northern Ireland across Britain.   Timed to coincide with series 7 of the hugely popular TV series, the promotion in Britain is under way right now, complementing Tourism Ireland’s global Game …

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  • 14 m Chinese now witnesses the promotion of Northern Ireland

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    Recently, Tourism Ireland in China has collaborated with HBO Asia to host a Game of Thrones themed promotional campaign. This will last till August end.   One can see the promotional campaign on five different online platforms like Tencent (social …

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  • 14 million Chinese to see new promotion for Northern Ireland

    Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017

    Tourism Ireland in China has teamed up with HBO Asia for season 7 of Game of Thrones. The promotion will run until the end of August – reminding Chinese fans of the TV show that Northern Ireland is one of the main filming …

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  • Game of Thrones tapestry now part of new tourism drive in Ireland

    Published on : Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The story of TV series Game of Thrones has seen the zenith of popularity. As part of a new tourism campaign, a 66m tapestry telling the story has been unveiled at a Belfast museum. The tourism officials used the HBO …

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  • Tourists pool in £850 million into Northern Ireland economy

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    Northern Ireland has been luring a record number of tourists with an additional £86 million being pooled into the local economy last year thanks to the large number of overnight stays.   The new government statistics indicate that Belfast is …

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  • Irish Open in Portstewart expected to boost Northern Ireland as a golf destination

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    Millions of households around the world will tune into spectacular images of Portstewart this week as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open kicks off. With extended and enhanced TV coverage compared to the previous years, the tournament is providing a …

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  • Icelanders chill out in Northern Ireland!

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    A group of travel agents and travel writers from Iceland is visiting Northern Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland, Tourism NI and Icelandair. They flew in to Belfast City Airport on the new Icelandair flight from Reykjavik.   Aileen Hickey, Tourism Ireland’s Manager …

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  • 1.2 million to read all about Northern Ireland and our Game of Thrones connection

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    Popular travel and lifestyle bloggers from GB have been visiting Northern Ireland this week, checking out various filming locations used in Game of Thrones. The bloggers, whose combined followers and readers number about 1.2 million people, were invited here by Tourism …

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  • International travel writers ‘catch the action’ in Northern Ireland

    Published on : Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Travel writers from the US, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Belgium and the Middle East spent several action-packed days in Northern Ireland, experiencing what’s on offer here for people looking for an activity holiday. Representing a range of print and …

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  • UK applications for Irish passports seeing major rise post Brexit

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Applications for Irish passports among Britons has increased by more than 70 per cent post the Brexit vote.   Dan Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the UK, said the “dramatic” rise was partly driven by people exploiting their familial links to …

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  • American travel professionals check out Northern Ireland

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    A group of American travel professionals has been visiting Northern Ireland with Goway Travel, a leading tour operator. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland, and Tourism NI. The visiting group undertook an action-packed fact-finding visit which included a …

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  • NI’s biggest hotel to welcome £53m investment from Hastings Group

    Published on : Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    The Hastings Hotel group that is known to operate six hotels in Northern Ireland is about to invest £53 million for this region’s biggest hotel.   Earlier this month, this firm had been granted the permission to redevelop the Windsor …

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  • 44,000+ read about Northern Ireland and its “epic-worthy landscapes” in popular GB travel magazine

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    A major, 12-page article showcasing Northern Ireland and its superb food and innovative producers appears in the latest edition of a popular travel magazine in Great Britain, profiling the destination to more than 44,000 readers – or potential GB holidaymakers …

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  • Dundee-London air route funding secured until 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The UK government has announced more than £1.8 million to secure a vital air link between Dundee City Airport and London Stansted for another 2 years.   The public service obligation (PSO), agreed between the UK government, Transport Scotland and …

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  • Showcasing Northern Ireland to Scottish travel professionals

    Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017

    A delegation of tourism businesses from Northern Ireland was in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2017 in Scotland – a B2B workshop and networking event with key travel professionals.   In all, 25 tourism …

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  • Northern Ireland experiences a swell in tourist numbers

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Number of tourists visiting Northern Ireland jumped by a quarter last year, which was boosted by increasingly euro-friendly exchange rate and success of tourist attractions. Tourists spent £2.4 million (€2.7 million) per day in the North during the first nine …

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  • 500,000 GB and French holidaymakers to read all about Northern Ireland

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    A top French travel writer and food bloggers from GB have been visiting Northern Ireland this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. They were here to attend a special Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 …

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