Seal of approval for Exploris

Tourism NI has awarded Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal sanctuary a five star visitor attraction rating. Congratulating the staff on their achievement, John McGrillen, Chief Executive Tourism Northern Ireland said; “Following the recent £2million investment, Exploris is a shining example of the benefits of a public and private sector tourism business partnership. The redevelopment […]

Significant increase in visitors and spend from the Republic in first 6 months

Significant increase in visitors and spend from the Republic in first 6 months According to latest statistics released by the Central Statistics Office in the Republic total trips to Northern Ireland rose by 23% while spend by Republic of Ireland visitors reached almost £40 million between January and June 2017. Growth in trips was largely […]

Jet2holidays now the UK’s second largest tour operator

Jet2holidays now the UK’s second largest tour operator Latest ATOL data published by the Civil Aviation Authority has revealed that Jet2holidays is now officially the second biggest tour operator in the UK. The data shows that, for the second consecutive year, Jet2holidays is the stellar performer in the list. In the 12 months to September […]

Canadian travel writers visit NI

A group of top travel writers from Canada is enjoy a fact-finding visit in Northern Ireland, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. The writers – representing a number of Canadian media outlets, including the Toronto Sun newspaper – checked out some of the many things to see and do here for Canadian holidaymakers. […]

Independence of the Seas even more extraordinary

Royal Caribbean International has announced new features that will make Independence of the Seas even more extraordinary when she sets sail in summer 2018 following her multi-million pound makeover. Independence will boast lots of new and exciting activities like the interactive aqua park Splashaway Bay, which will be bigger and better than ever before and […]