Category Archives: Economy

Overseas tourist numbers up

Tourism in Northern Ireland recorded an overall rise in visitors and expenditure last year. Record numbers visited from outside of Ireland but visitors from the Republic and domestic overnight stays continued to...

Developing a Tourism Strategy 2025

Northern Ireland is aiming to capitalise on a predicted 20 years of sustained growth across global tourism. Recent tourism statistics have proved promising but action is now being taken to develop a...

Tourism in Antrim and Newtownabbey

The formation of the new Council has given focus to a growing and economically important tourism sector in the area. The Borough boasts an extensive portfolio of tourism attractions, including the majestic...

Bangor back on the map

For many the name Bangor stirs up fond childhood memories but the small seaside town bore the full brunt of the economic slump as visitor numbers fell. Redevelopment in recent years hasn’t...

The year of food and drink

Already a £5 billion contributor to the local economy, a year celebrating food and drink in Northern Ireland has whet the appetite for sustained growth within the industry beyond 2016. A current...

Conference tourism

The multi-million pound transformation of Belfast’s Waterfront is projected to inject £100 million into Northern Ireland’s economy over the next five years and aims to build the attraction for an already growing...

Developing a vibrant and growing economy

Last year Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council set a vision to proactively build the economic prosperity of the area by supporting business development, growth and entrepreneurship. One year in and...

Steady recovery of industry

Employment and economic activity in Northern Ireland is rising at a steady pace alongside the overall recovery. agendaNi summarised the impact across our broad industries and local authority areas.  Northern Ireland is...