Start a tourist accommodation business
Support available for accommodation businesses
There are a range of organisations who can provide support for tourist accommodation businesses.
Invest Northern Ireland Tourism Team
The Invest Northern Ireland (NI) Tourism Team can advise you on the commercial aspects of your tourism accommodation development.
Financial assistance may be available to established businesses or to help develop new accommodation businesses.
Invest NI may also offer a wide range of advice and guidance to tourism accommodation businesses including:-
- IT and e-business issues
- design and marketing
- market research information
- energy and water efficiencies
You can contact the Invest NI Tourism Team on Tel 0800 181 4422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other support organisations
You can also seek support from other organisations such as Tourism NI, your local council and local planning authorities. See considerations for new tourist accommodation businesses.
Business support networks
Business networks are of paramount importance, they will assist you in growing your business. You can keep up to date with the latest industry developments and learn best practice from your peers.
The following organisations are networks of accommodation, hospitality and tourism businesses:
- Northern Ireland Hotel's Federation
- Visit Belfast
- Visit Derry
- Visit Causeway Coast & Glens
- Fermanagh Lakelands
Tourism NI offers a range of support for tourist accommodation businesses including: