Welcome from Tourism NI

John McGrillen

John McGrillen, CEO, Tourism NI

Year in, year out, businesses of all types across the tourism industry strive to ensure that our visitors have a great experience, and so it is vital that the people, places and organisations that create these experiences are recognised and rewarded.

Our annual awards ceremony is about celebrating the very best practice within our industry, and Tourism NI is keen to encourage businesses of all sizes and shapes to enter. Attempting to win recognition for your tourism product or service typically involves a review of performance and the identification of your business’ core strengths. While this is never a wasted exercise, it also carries the potential for gaining an independent and prestigious accolade for your tourism offering, professionalism and hard work.

A word from our Sponsor

Jorge Lopes for website

Jorge Lopes, Country Director, DIAGEO Northern Ireland

“At Diageo we are committed to playing our part in helping to support and expand Northern Ireland’s tourism and hospitality offering. We know our iconic brands, such as Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s, are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike and play a key role in the tourism experience.

As such, we are delighted to sponsor the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. The Awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements and successes of our tourism industry here. This is a chance to show our support for all the tourism and hospitality businesses, organisations and initiatives that have shown the ambition and drive to put Northern Ireland firmly on the tourist map.”

NITA 2017 Key Dates

Launch of NITA 2017 & Call for Applications Open –  w/c Monday 9th January 2017

Closing Date for Entries – Monday 6th February 2017 at 5pm

Shortlist Announced on Website  – Mid – Late April

Final Gala Awards Presentation – Thursday 18th May 2017, Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh

View 2017 Categories for Entry