NI Tourism '˜Oscars' for Derry in May

Tourism and hospitality businesses from across the North are being urged to enter this year's Northern Ireland Tourism Awards '“ the '˜Oscars' of the industry '“ which take place in Derry in May.

The most hotly anticipated awards event in the tourism calendar will be held at St Columb’s Hall on Thursday, May 26.

More than 300 tourism providers and industry stakeholders are expected to attend the glittering Tourism NI event.

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The evening will celebrate Northern Ireland’s greatest tourism successes over the past year, as well as looking forward to the opportunities in the 2016 Year of Food and Drink.

A total of 12 tourism awards are up for grabs, including Hotel of the Year, Best Food Tourism Experience of the Year and Best Marketing Initiative.

Odhran Dunne, General Manager of Visit Derry, says: “We are delighted to host the prestigious NI Tourism Awards for the first time this year during Tourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink. This presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase our unique historic and cultural tourism product offering to the industry’s leading professionals.”

Tourism NI has set up a website, to provide full details on categories and how to enter. The deadline for submitting entries is 5pm on Monday, February 22, 2016.