Northern Ireland Tourism News
Meldrum to lead Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
The directors of Hastings Hotels have announced that Stephen Meldrum has been appointed general manager of the new Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
Virgin Atlantic launches summer season at Belfast International
Virgin Atlantic has commenced its biggest ever season from Belfast International Airport, which is expected to see 20,000 holiday-makers take advantage of the extra flights.
George Best Belfast Airport unveils £15 million investment plan
George Best Belfast City Airport has announced a £15 million infrastructure investment that will include a major upgrade of its departure lounge, incorporating its retail, food and beverage offering.
NATS launches hub and spoke system at Belfast airports
NATS has successfully transitioned Belfast International and Belfast City airports from paper to electronic flight strips following a ten-month programme using new hub and spoke system architecture.
NATS signs air traffic control deal with Belfast International
NATS has signed a nine-year contract with Belfast International Airport for the provision of air traffic control and engineering services. NATS and Belfast International have worked together for many years but this contract signals the start of a strategic partnership, which will ensure the continued future success of air traffic control and engineering services at the airport.
Ryanair launches new route from Belfast to Malta
Ryanair has launched a new route from Belfast to Malta, with a twice weekly service beginning in October, as part of its winter 2017 schedule.
Titanic Belfast crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction by World Travel Awards
Titanic Belfast has been crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives. Having already beaten the Colosseum, the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower to become Europe’s official Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast sailed its way to victory to become the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, bringing the award back to UK after ten years.
World Travel Market 2016: Ballygally Castle welcomes Game of Thrones fans to Northern Ireland
Fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones can follow in the footsteps of the show’s characters and actors at Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland. Part of the Hastings Hotels group, the hotel features a Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea, Valyrian Steel Style Carving Knives, and a special door which was part of Tourism Ireland’s recent Game of Thrones campaign.
Belfast International Airport hit by delays
Passengers are experiencing delays at Belfast International Airport after a freight plane got stuck on the runway. Officials closed the runway for a short time before reopening it at for arrivals at 09:00 BST. However, knock-on delays are expected.
Hastings Hotels launches autumnal day spa experiences in Northern Ireland
Hastings Hotels has introduce a new Autumn Warmth & Wellness Day Spa Experience at two of its properties in Northern Ireland. Both the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa and the five-star Culloden Estate & Spa will offer the treatment until November 30th.
Virgin Atlantic launches summer flights from Belfast to Orlando
Virgin Atlantic is celebrating the first of its new summer flights between Belfast and Orlando and has also confirmed the return of the route for next year. The weekly service from Northern Ireland to the Sunshine State will continue for four weeks this summer.
KLM launches new route into George Best Belfast City Airport
KLM began its new daily flight service from George Best Belfast City Airport earlier, marking the airline’s 17 departure point in the UK and Ireland. The route offers Belfast passengers convenient access to KLM’s worldwide network of over 200 destinations, in more than 100 countries, via the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.