People Urged To Holiday At Home

People are being urged to holiday at home to provide a much-needed boost to Northern Ireland's tourism industry.

Tourism NI's new 'A small step to a giant adventure' campaign is encouraging people across Northern Ireland to plan staycations ahead of the indicative reopening date for the hospitality sector of 24 May.

Economy Minister Diane Dodds said: "There is so much beautiful nature, scenic surroundings and epic adventures right on our doorsteps in Northern Ireland.
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"People can sleep under the stars in County Fermanagh, trek in the relatively untouched Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone, walk beside the waves in Causeway Coast and Glens or take in the tastes and sounds of Belfast city centre.

"There are plenty of experiences for the entire family to enjoy which will also provide vital support to our much valued local tourism industry."

John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism NI, said: "We are all excited at the prospect of enjoying all that Northern Ireland has to offer this summer.

"We are so proud of our tourism industry and the people who help make Northern Ireland such a special place. They have been central to our journey to becoming a global destination and we cannot wait to support them as their doors begin to reopen.

"Our tourism industry will be ready and very keen to welcome the public back when it is safe to do so."

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