Board the Bus for the ‘NW200 Feast & Fun Tour’

April 23, 2018

To celebrate the beginning of the NW200 Race Week tourism businesses have joined forces to bring you on the NW200 Feast & Fun Tour 2018. Board the bus, let your hair down and get in for a tasty tour which you’ll never forget. (more…)


Skunkworks set waste free targets as surfboard makers launch Crowdcube campaign

April 11, 2018

Skunkworks Surfboard Co are aiming to become waste free by 2020. The surfing brothers are inviting people to join their journey, which will take their business to the next stage, through a Crowdcube campaign. Here’s the full story. (more…)


PART TWO: ‘Your Place and Mine’ – a story from the Glens of Antrim

April 9, 2018

BBC Radio Ulster’s Anne Marie McAleese interviewed our member Kevin Mc Gowan of Nine Glens Walking Tours to talk about landscapes of the Glens of Antrim and heritage sites which provide beautiful walkways and stories for visitors. John Caddoo has a listen to Kevin’s story.

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PART ONE: ‘Your Place and Mine’ – a story from the Kingdom of Dalriada

April 7, 2018

STANDFIRST: In an interview on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Your Place and Mine’ we heard Anne Marie McAleese describe Mark Rodgers as “a fabulous ambassador for the whole of the North Coast, the Giant’s Causeway and that area”. Well, that he is and so much more.

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Members shine at the Irish Restaurant Awards #FoodOscars

April 5, 2018

Over 400 people gathered to be wined and dined last night at La Mon Hotel and Country Club for the 10th annual Irish Restaurant Awards’ Ulster Regional Final. From its humble beginnings back in 2009 these awards are fantastic in showcasing what’s being served up in Ulster

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Miniature Pinxtos, World Butcher’s Challenge, IFEX and Irish Restaurant Awards – what’s next?

March 30, 2018

From representing Ireland at the Miniature Pinxtos World Congress in the Basque Region, facilitating at The World Butcher’s Challenge, mentoring at IFEX and now the Irish Restaurant Awards – it’s been a busy old time for our members working in the catering sector in Northern Ireland.
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Exploring the coast? Stay in Carnlough at Largy Coastal Apartments

March 29, 2018

Lonely Planet has voted Belfast and the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland the Best in Travel 2018. John Caddoo speaks to Gladys Smyth about Largy Coastal Apartments in Carnlough (more…)


Golf? Game of Thrones? NW200? Tour the coast with Glenara!

March 28, 2018

Glenara Elite Travel provides tours showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the North Coast of Northern Ireland.  John Caddoo speaks to Frances Galbraith who has designed her tours around bringing you the best experience of every location visited

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The Open Championship to bring huge opportunities for NI tourism

March 22, 2018

Summer 2019 will see the world’s elite golfers arrive in Northern Ireland for 148th Open Championship. John Caddoo looks ahead to the event which will place Northern Ireland at the centre of the global sporting spotlight

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Lough Neagh Eel on the menu as Slemish chef cooks at world famous congress

March 8, 2018

A CHEF who has made his mark in the culinary scene through his unique Slemish Market Supper Club, is representing Northern Ireland by cooking Lough Neagh Eel at the world famous congress – Minature Pinxtos – which is taking place in Northern Spain over the next week.

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