A word from our Host

John McGrillen, Chief Executive, Tourism NI

John McGrillen, Chief Executive, Tourism NI

“2018 marks 40 years of the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards, a very special milestone in terms of celebrating innovation, excellence, best practice and success across our tourism industry. The last twelve months have delivered record numbers of visitors and at Tourism NI we believe it is vital that the people, places and organisations that contributed to this success continue to be rewarded.

Our annual awards ceremony is about recognising the very best 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 to gain an independent and prestigious accolade for your tourism offering, professionalism and hard work. Achieving an award has been proven to bring business benefits, so if you’ve got a tourism product, service, team or individuals worthy of recognition then enter today.”

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 2018 Key Dates


Shortlist Announcement

2018 Shortlist has now been announced – please click button below

Gala Awards Presentation
Thursday 24th May 2018
Europa Hotel, Belfast

NITA 2017 Event Highlights

For more details or to purchase tickets for the NI Tourism Awards 2018 Gala evening, please email tourismni@morrowcommunications.com or Contact Us

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