Hamilton invites Republic of Ireland visitors to say hello to Northern Ireland

Date published: 27 September 2016

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has invited visitors from the Republic of Ireland to ‘Say Hello to More in Northern Ireland’ as he launched Tourism Northern Ireland’s Autumn advertising campaign.

Hamilton invites Republic of Ireland visitors to say hello to Northern Ireland
Hamilton invites Republic of Ireland visitors to say hello to Northern Ireland

The Autumn campaign, which will run until November highlights Northern Ireland’s most unique experiences which can all be packaged into a short break.

Speaking at the launch event in Dublin , Simon Hamilton said: “From Titanic Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, the Walled City of Derry~Londonderry, the Mournes and the Fermanagh Lakelands, to top class hotels, a remarkable food and drink offering, excellent golf, mountain biking, screen tourism and many other outstanding visitor experiences, Northern Ireland now has a sophisticated and vibrant tourism product.

“Consumers in the Republic are relatively unaware of the quality and the huge variety of things to see and do in Northern Ireland, and so the focus of the new autumn campaign is to demonstrate just how much more there actually is.

“Last year Republic of Ireland residents took 336,000 trips to Northern Ireland which represents 850,000 overnights and which generated £61.5million for the Northern Ireland economy.     It is a priority for Tourism Northern Ireland to continue to grow visitor numbers from the Republic.   This therefore is a very important and timely campaign which is intended to generate a good return on our investment by delivering increased visitors and increased spend.”


Notes to editors: 

  1. The fully integrated advertising campaign is being delivered through TV, outdoor media, press, social media, PR and digital advertising. The reach of the TV ad is 2.689m adults in the Republic of Ireland.
  2. To assist with implementing the campaign, Tourism Northern Ireland has also developed a strategic partnership with the Northern Ireland Hotel Federation.
  3. The partnership offers significant opportunities for local tourism businesses to create special offers to engage with consumers in the Republic of Ireland market.
  4. For media enquiries contact DFE Press Office on 028 9052 9604. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.
  5. Follow us on Twitter @Economy_NI









Share this page

Back to top