Guide

Grow a tourism business

Introduction

As the tourism industry in Northern Ireland continues to develop, there are opportunities for businesses to consider a growth strategy. 

In recent years the industry has benefited from significant major events such as the Giro d'Italia and The 148th Open.

There is also a growing demand in screen tourism following the worldwide success of programmes like Game of Thrones. 

In 2018 Northern Ireland was named the world’s Best Food Destination

Tourism will likely play a major part in the economic growth of Northern Ireland with the aim of hosting one major global event each year. Planning to grow a tourism business will help you prepare for growth and identify the steps you should take. 

This guide outlines training for the tourism sector, and funding support for growing a tourism business. It also explains digital marketing for tourism businesses