Category Archives: Issues

Policing the normal

Twenty years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, policing in Northern Ireland has yet to fully normalise. Against a backdrop of PSNI officers relaying death threats, effigy burning on bonfires...

Ambassador for growth

Conference tourism is big business in Belfast. In the last five years, Visit Belfast, with Belfast Waterfront and city partners, has attracted conferences bringing 135,000 delegates and generating £186 million to the...

Screen tourism

Following the announcement of the final series of Game of Thrones, a major part of screen tourism revenue in Northern Ireland, David Whelan talks with Film Studies lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast,...

2016 tourism in numbers

With greater recognition and focus on the potential for tourism to help grow the Northern Ireland economy, agendaNi analyses the recently published figures for 2016. Statistically, the overall tourism figures for 2016...

Local economic growth

agendaNi gives a snapshot of some of the latest tourism strategies to be published by local authorities. Mid Ulster: grow visitor economy to £50 million by 2021 Previously the region of Mid...

Stairway to heaven

A piece of infrastructure built to preserve a bog in County Fermanagh has led to a massive swell of visitor interest in the area but at a potential environmental cost. The number...

Testing times for tourism

Identifying Brexit as the greatest challenge facing Irish tourism since the global recession in 2008, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has published a Call for Action document. Ciarán Galway meets with...