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NITA Welcomes Visitor Economy Reopening Guidance

Posted 23 Jun, 2020

NITA warmly welcomes the Visitor Economy Reopening Guidance by Economy Minster Diane Dodds as the Tourism Industry prepares to open their doors to visitors.

The tourism body, which is recognised as the voice of tourism in Northern Ireland, has been working as both part of the Tourism Recovery Steering and Working Group to ensure consistent and reflective guidance for all elements of the tourism industry believes this will enable the industry to make necessary plans to reopen.

Dr Joanne Stuart OBE, Chief Executive of NITA, “Tourism is a key economic driver for Northern Ireland, and although at the forefront of the catastrophic economic impact of COVID-19, the industry is keen to play its role in the region’s economic recovery and these guidelines, combined with the opening dates, will enable businesses to move forward and make plans for reopening. Although there are still challenges ahead, for some business, this is a welcome light at the end of the tunnel. The guidelines will enable them to make decisions, regain some trade during the high season, provide a basis for recovery and protect jobs but importantly it will also provide confidence for locals to explore all Northern Ireland has to offer and holiday at home this summer.”

The guidance covers

  • hotels and other tourist accommodation
  • indoor and outdoor attractions and experiences
  • business events and consumer shows
  • hospitality businesses including restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars

Full guidance is available here.