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ROI Claim Form

08 February 2017

For those that have been approved for the marketing fund. Read More...

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Receptionist of the Year 2017

22 June 2017

The winners have been announced! Read More...

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Receptionist Finalists 2017

19 April 2017

The finalists of this year's competition have been announced. Read More...

Easter Hours 2017

30 March 2017

Details of alcohol sales hours for hotels at Easter. Read More...

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Housekeeping Winners 2017

23 March 2017

Winners, photos and video from this year's event. Read More...

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Professional Receptionist Training

09 March 2017

Extra date and venue available. Read More...

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Receptionist of the Year 2017

24 February 2017

Entry closes at 5 pm on 29th March. Read More...

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Housekeeping Finalists

24 February 2017

The finalists in the Housekeeping Awards 2017. Read More...

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Short Break Brochure

17 February 2017

Entries are now invited for our free accommodation guide. Read More...

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Housekeeping Awards

13 January 2017

Entry is now closed. Read More...

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16 December 2016

Spring Marketing Campaign Read More...

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Hotel Restaurant Winners

24 October 2016

The winners of the competition have now been announced. Read More...

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Managing Digital Risk

22 August 2016

An article from Willis Towers Watson Read More...

Member Survey

25 May 2016

We need your feedback on what we do. Read More...

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Receptionist Finalists 2016

15 April 2016

The finalist in this year's competition have been announced. Read More...

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Digital Seminar

15 April 2016

Have you booked for this booking workshop? Read More...

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Waterfront Hall

14 March 2016

An open house session is taking place on 7th April. Read More...

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ASM Member Survey

28 February 2016

Fourth quarter 2015 survey now open for submissions. Read More...

Breakfast Competition

Top 10 Healthy Breakfasts

09 February 2016

The results are in - see the top breakfasts in NI. Read More...

Cornell

Executive Management Programme

06 January 2016

A study trip to Cornell University and benchmarking of New York hotels. Read More...

Healthy Breakfast

Healthy Breakfast Competition

04 January 2016

The search is on to find the best breakfast. Read More...

Invest NI

Resource Efficiency Grants

27 October 2015

Operate more efficiently with an Invest NI grant. Read More...

Rate Parity Problem

07 August 2015

Hotel FIT rates undercutting OTAs. Read More...

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

29 May 2015

Should you contribute to information gathering? Read More...

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NI Caters for Over 65s

23 April 2015

Hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland are leading the UK but could they do more? Read More...

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Receptionist Finalists 2015

17 April 2015

The finalist for the three categories have been announced. Read More...

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Member Discount at Apple secured

08 April 2015

Special discounts off Apple products are now available for all members. Read More...

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Housekeeping Winners 2015

01 April 2015

Winners, photos and video from the 2015 awards. Read More...

Tourism Summit

Tourism Summit secured

17 February 2015

Special Member website and booking page for the Tourism Summit. Read More...

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Tourism Ireland Opportunities

09 December 2014

Some updated flyers on the industry opportunities available for members. Read More...

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NITB Chairperson search begins

27 November 2014

Application process now open for new chair of Tourist Board. Read More...

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Rates Revaluation

24 November 2014

The LPS 2015 Revaluation of Commercial Rates (REVAL 2015 NI) has been completed. Read More...

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Member & Trade Parties secured

24 November 2014

Special rates for hotels and trade suppliers. Read More...

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Brendan and his books

30 September 2014

The winner of our recent Facebook competition called in to collect his prize. Read More...

Tourism 2020

Tourism 2020 Update

05 September 2014

Federation updates report on economic potential of tourism. Read More...

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Golf Tourism Strategy

05 September 2014

Workshops on a new strategy for golf tourism. Read More...

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New Allergen Legislation

11 August 2014

If you serve food, you need to make changes by December. Read More...

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Cut Tourism VAT - UPDATED

23 July 2014

We need your help in convincing MPs to back this campaign. Read More...

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Minister backs Federation Licensing Call

23 July 2014

Proposed changes to alcohol licensing. Read More...

Conference Bid secured

11 July 2014

Belfast is bidding for a major technology conference. Read More...

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Independent Review of NITB

02 July 2014

The findings and recommendations have been published. Read More...

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Airbnb is in your area

02 July 2014

Illegal accommodation providers are competing with you. Read More...

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Paying Too Much for Water?

17 June 2014

The Consumer Council and NIHF have come up with a simple check list. Read More...

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Latest Legal Update

17 June 2014

Federation solicitor, O'Reilly Stewart, has provided a few updates for the industry. Read More...

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Top 5 Tips

17 June 2014

Top tips from Avvio when reviewing OTA contracts. Read More...

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Reception Winners 2014

02 May 2014

Receptionists revel in the City of Music! Read More...

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Windows XP Threat

08 April 2014

30% of hotels still using 10 year old systems. Read More...

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Receptionist of the Year Finalists 2014

28 March 2014

Here are the finalists for this year's competition with interview times. Read More...

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Housekeeping Winners 2014

19 March 2014

The winners have been announced and the video is online. Read More...

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Menu Planning Workshop

19 March 2014

A free workshop run by WRAP on menu costing and waste reduction. Read More...

People 1st

Shared Apprenticeship Programme

04 March 2014

A new pilot programme for hospitality training. Read More...

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Flavours of Fermanagh Gourmet Dinner

04 March 2014

A very special dinner with Noel McMeel in the Lough Erne Resort. Read More...

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Debate on VAT

07 February 2014

A debate on a VAT reduction for tourism will take place on 11th February. Read More...

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Search for new NITB Chair

16 January 2014

A recruitment process has begun to find new board members and chair of NITB. Read More...

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Sexual Orientation Awareness

20 December 2013

Department for Employment and Learning training available, Read More...

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Hotel Scam

10 December 2013

Hotel receptionists should be aware of a scam going around at the moment. Read More...

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Hospitality Exchange photos and video

26 November 2013

The photos and a short video from Hospitality Exchange 2013 are now online. Read More...

People 1st

New resource for hospitality

18 November 2013

People 1st has developed a new website resource for small businesses in hospitality. Read More...

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Tourism 2020: Investing in our Future

03 October 2013

Federation launches major new report into the economic impact of tourism. Read More...

Employer Training

16 September 2013

A range of courses from the Equality Commission. Read More...

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Golf Photos

22 May 2013

Photos and winners from the recent NIHF golf day supported by Coca-Cola. Read More...

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New BT plans for sport in hotels

09 May 2013

BT is taking on Sky with Premiership Football packages for hotels. Read More...

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Valuing Tourism

23 April 2013

NITB has launched a campaign to ensure tourism is recognised as an economic generator. Read More...

Minimum Wage

16 April 2013

The new rates for the National Minimum Wage have been revealed. Read More...

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Winners of Receptionist of the Year

12 April 2013

Winners now online along with the links to video and photos of assessments and dinner. Read More...

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Benchmarking in Glasgow

20 March 2013

A chance to compare hotels and restaurants in a neighbouring city. Read More...

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Receptionist of the Year Finalists

13 March 2013

The finalists of all three categories have been announced. Read More...

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Derry-Londonderry Culture Champion

01 March 2013

A special award for NIHF Members in the Derry City Council area. Read More...

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Housekeeping Winners

28 February 2013

The winners of the Housekeeping Awards have been announced. Read More...

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Housekeeping Finalists

30 January 2013

The finalists for the 2013 competition have been announced! Read More...

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New PPL Licence for Hotel Bedrooms

09 January 2013

New licence now in force for most hotels. Read More...

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Grading Workshops for Members

21 December 2012

Three special workshops looking at the new grading scheme. Read More...

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Calling all clean freaks!

04 October 2012

Are you a larger-than-life housekeeper who is passionate about cleanliness with very high standards? Read More...

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Diploma in Digital Marketing

14 September 2012

Special Member rate of only £600. Course starts end of September! More details now online. Read More...

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Irelandhotels.com Guide 2013

14 August 2012

New lower pricing for the 2013 guide has been released. Read More...

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Consultation on Alcohol Legislation

24 July 2012

Department of Social Development is proposing changes to law. Read More...

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Minimum Wage

23 July 2012

This is set to rise again in October. Consultation on 2013 is now open. Read More...

Waterwise Awards

03 July 2012

Deadline extended for awards. Read More...

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Executive Management Development

02 July 2012

A specially designed programme for senior hotel managers and owners. Read More...

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Digital Marketing

08 June 2012

Effective digital marketing can be powerful, inexpensive and effective, or a complete waste of time! Read More...

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Britvic Pub Hub App

31 May 2012

Britvic has launched a new smartphone app to help promote pubs and hotels. Read More...

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NI Tourism Awards

24 May 2012

Congratulations to all the winners at the recent NITB awards. Read More...

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International Tourism Conference

09 May 2012

University of Ulster announces major conference for late June 2012. Read More...

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Receptionist Winners

28 April 2012

Winners, photos and video from the 2012 Receptionist of the Year competition. Read More...

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Cigarette Vending Ends

19 February 2012

It is illegal to sell cigarettes through vending machines from 1st March. Read More...

Christmas Licensing Hours 2011

14 December 2011

Make sure you know your licensing hours this holiday season! Read More...

Coca-Cola's Designated Driver Campaign 2011

28 November 2011

The campaign goes live on Monday 28th November until Sunday 1st January 2012. Read More...

Withdrawal of Eat Safe Scheme

27 October 2011

All businesses who have received this award are now asked to remove it from display. Read More...

Calorie Labelling

10 October 2011

An event discussing calorie labelling in food outlets. Read More...

Air Passenger Duty to drop

26 September 2011

Lobbying pays off at last Read More...

Campaign for VAT Continues

21 August 2011

Ufi Ibrahim's letter to the Prime Minister and e-Petition to lower VAT to 5%. Read More...

Classification Changes

15 August 2011

Star ratings due to change from 1st September. Read More...

Customised Training

14 August 2011

New programme from Department for Employment & Learning. Read More...

Mobile Websites

03 August 2011

A third of UK adults now using a smartphone. Read More...

Google Into Hotels

01 August 2011

Search giant experimenting with hotel search. Read More...

Bribery

18 July 2011

New bribery laws came into force on 1st July 2011. Read More...

Golfing Success

17 July 2011

Northern Ireland well and truly on the golf map. Read More...

Minimum Wage Consultation

04 July 2011

Low Pay Commission seeking views of hoteliers. Read More...

Food Hygiene Ratings

06 June 2011

New scheme is confusing for customers and unfair to restaurants. Read More...

Air Passenger Duty (APD)

06 June 2011

Consultation on future changes is nearing completion. Read More...

Corporation Tax Consultation

25 May 2011

Deadline for submissions extended to 1st July. Read More...

ASM Hotel Survey for Q1

23 May 2011

Hotel performance continues to weaken. Read More...

Gluten Intolerance

23 May 2011

New rules for caterers due next year. Read More...

Tourism Apps - Updated

17 May 2011

A review of 4 new mobile Apps promoting tourism in Northern Ireland. Read More...

VAT Reduction Call

10 May 2011

A reduction in VAT in the Republic of Ireland raises demand for similar steps here. Read More...

A Great Reception

14 April 2011

Winners have been announced! Photos and video now online. Read More...

Health, Safety & Fire Regulations

28 March 2011

Practical help from students available to Members. Read More...

ASM Pilot Takes Off

21 March 2011

Survey highlights drops in hotel performance. Read More...

Success through Succession

14 March 2011

New free programme available. Read More...

Through the Door

10 March 2011

People 1st have two free workshops in March. Read More...

Housekeepers Clean Up

09 March 2011

The winners have been announced. Photos and video online. Read More...

Special Olympics Seeks Help

28 February 2011

Can you help on Friday 15th April? Read More...

The Carbon Trust - Making Sense of Climate Change

28 February 2011

Best Practice Seminar on Tuesday 22nd March, Dunadry Hotel. Read More...

Bank of England

22 February 2011

February's monthly summary of business conditions in the UK, as reported by the Bank's Agents. Read More...

Glasgow Promotion

14 February 2011

Hoteliers return from Glasgow holiday show. Read More...

Tourism Ireland

13 February 2011

Push for Growth From North America is on. Read More...

Tourism Ireland Support for Business Tourism

09 February 2011

Assistance with flights to bring business tourism buyers to NI. Read More...

Housekeeping Shortlist

08 February 2011

The finalists have now been announced! Read More...

NITB's Event Funding Programme 2011-12

07 February 2011

Calling all event organisers! Read More...

IHF Annual Conference 2011

06 February 2011

Slieve Russell Hotel and Country Club, Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th March 2011 Read More...

Photos & Presentations

03 February 2011

Race day photos and STR presentation now online. Read More...

NI Tourism Awards 2011

27 January 2011

Entries are now open for the latest industry awards. Read More...

Planning Consultation

27 January 2011

Planning Policy for Tourism Development. Read More...

Restaurant Video & Photos

17 January 2011

We've posted a short video of the assessment day and photos of the dinner. Read More...

Housekeeping Awards

10 January 2011

The search to find the Hotel & Guesthouse Housekeeping Team of 2011 has begun. Read More...

NITB announce Tourism Conference

08 December 2010

Thursday 3rd March 2011 Read More...

Glasgow Holiday & Travel Show

05 December 2010

We are attending the Holiday & Travel Show in Glasgow from 11-13 February 2011. Read More...

White Horse Wins Award

30 November 2010

The White Horse Hotel has won the NIHF Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Award. Read More...

Hospitality Exchange

02 November 2010

Photos, presentations and feedback form now online. Read More...

How to Run a Great Hotel

14 September 2010

50 hotel managers attended the two workshops. Read More...

New Classification Scheme

14 September 2010

A pilot scheme has been completed for the new classification system. Read More...

Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant Awards

14 September 2010

A brand new award for hotel and guesthouse restaurants. Read More...

Rates revaluation postponed

26 May 2010

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has cancelled the revaluation of non-domestic properties, planned for April 2011. Read More...

Receptionist of the Year 2010

18 April 2010

The best of Northern Ireland Hotel and Guesthouse reception staff where recognised in a Gala Awards Dinner in the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel. Read More...

Housekeeping Photos Online

14 March 2010

Photos and video from the Housekeeping Awards are now online. Read More...

Housekeeping Award Lunch

25 February 2010

Book your places now for the inaugral Hotel & Guesthouse Housekeeping Award Lunch. Read More...

Receptionist of the Year 2010

24 January 2010

The NIHF are pleased to announce the finalists for Hotel & Guesthouse Receptionist of the Year 2010 as follows: Read More...

Tourism Ireland GB Promotion

20 January 2010

Tourism Ireland is running a three week promotion in the UK at train stations as part of the promotion of the island of Ireland. Read More...

Housekeeping Awards

14 January 2010

The Hotel & Guesthouse Housekeeping Awards have been launched. Read More...

New NIHF President

10 November 2009

Eugene McKeever has been elected as the new President of the Hotels Federation. Read More...

Exchange Photos Online

04 November 2009

Photos from Hospitality Exchange 2009 are now online. Read More...

Best Bar in the World

06 August 2009

Its official - The spectacular Merchant Hotel is the ‘World’s Best Hotel Bar’. Read More...

Swine Flu Guidance

30 July 2009

The Federation has put together some basic swine flu advice for hotels and guesthouses. Read More...

Innovation Fund

19 June 2009

NITB Launch fund to assist Tourism Projects Read More...

Hospitality Exchange 2009

18 June 2009

Organisation for this year's Exchange is well underway. Potential exhibitors should contact the office as soon as possible. Read More...

Tourism Ireland Trade Shows

11 June 2009

This is a series of events that take place on the US West Coast which members can attend. The closing date is for entry is 22nd June 2009. Read More...

Tourism Ireland Outlook

01 April 2009

Tourism Ireland have updated their forecasts for the 2009 tourism year. Read More...

Hotel Receptionist of the Year

26 March 2009

Nicola Porter from City Hotel Derry wins Hotel Receptionist of the Year 2009. Read More...

Latest Events

09 March 2009

Thursday 26th March - Receptionist of the Year Gala Ball, Tullylass Hotel Ballymena. Please contact the office to book Tickets for this event. Read More...

Howard Hastings new NITB Chair

26 February 2009

Howard Hastings, MD of Hastings Hotels, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Read More...

Hospitality Skills Cookery Competition

19 February 2009

People 1st in partnership with the Department for Employment and Learning has announced that their Cookery Competition for 2009 is now open for entry! Read More...

ITOA Business Development

10 December 2008

Tourism Ireland-ITOA Market Trade Support Initiative. Details of Spring & Autumn promotions 2009/10 Read More...

Water Charges

08 December 2008

Federation lobbies for reduction in water charges Read More...

Receptionist of the Year 2008

20 May 2008

Photos of the 2008 Receptionist of the Year final. Read More...

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