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Building bridges to boost event tourism

Adrian Devine from the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Ulster University outlines that while Northern Ireland has been successful in drawing major international events in recent years, the potential of...

Harnessing geotourism

Geotourism has the capacity to become a key sector in the transformation of Northern Ireland and to contribute significantly to economic growth. This will only happen if collectively we develop and market...

2017 tourism in numbers

Last year, there was an estimated total of 4.9 million overnight trips taken and an estimated 16.9 million nights were spent in Northern Ireland, with a projected expenditure of £926 million –...

One voice for tourism

Tourism, which will shortly be a £1 billion industry in Northern Ireland, has found a new and united voice following the launch of the Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance. After a decade of...

Unlocking the potential of heritage tourism

Iain Greenway, Director of the Historic Environment Division, outlines the actions and plans of the Department for Communities in unlocking the further economic potential of heritage tourism in Northern Ireland. Heritage is...

Portrush station on the right track

Work is now underway on a new, modern train station for Portrush, which is designed to attract and enable future growth in rail passengers travelling to and from the seaside resort. The...