How to start a tourist business in Northern Ireland, including the tourism economy, key considerations, challenges and certification.
Details of the Tourism NI certification process and statutory inspections for accommodation start-ups.
An outline of the laws tourist accommodation providers must follow.
An overview of the licences needed to run a tourism accommodation businesses legally, such as alcohol, music and TV licences, and how to apply for them.
Tourism NI’s five star quality grading scheme for tourism businesses, and details and benefits of other tourism quality accreditations.
What is a 'package' holiday, and what are your legal obligations if you provide one to your guests surrounding the marketing, booking and delivery of the package
Best practice regarding booking contracts, cancellations and handling disputes with guests.
Why you must keep a guest register if you run a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel or any other accommodation business, and what you need to record in it.
How to plan to grow your tourism business in Northern Ireland and take advantage of the growing tourism market including major events, screen and food tourism.
Business opportunities in Northern Ireland’s growing food tourism market for producers, hospitality providers and tourism experience providers.
Guidance on the screen tourism opportunities for businesses as Northern Ireland grows in popularity as a filming location
A look at the niche tourist markets in Northern Ireland such as screen, sustainable cultural and activity based tourism, and their potential for local providers.
How to organise an event in Northern Ireland, including types of event, legal issues, planning, promotion and advice for success
What to consider when using online accommodation booking websites to sell your accommodation services for hotels, hostels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts.
How hotels can cut costs and reduce their environmental impact by minimising waste and using water and energy more efficiently
How to set up and run a caravan site in Northern Ireland and the legal requirements you must meet.