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Gwendoline Christie stars in Game Of Thrones – the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has jumped at the chance to exploit the appeal to promote the North as a holiday destination

Record viewing figures for the hit television show Game of Thrones, partly filmed on location in Northern Ireland, suggest the North is the perfect ba(...)

US sportswear firm Columbia brought some of the world’s leading  adventure journalists to  sample a stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way

The State bodies charged with promoting and developing Irish tourism have been busy raising their game of late. So much so that it seems you can barel(...)

The ‘Derry-Londonderry-Doire’ yesterday won the 2,800-mile New York to Derry leg of the Clipper Round the World race.

Even before the Derry City Council-sponsored yacht won the home leg of the Clipper Round the World race, the council said their £1.8 million (€2.25(...)

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones: Visitor attractions for fans of the show promoted by Tourism Ireland  include tours of key locations such as for Winterfell or Pyke.  HBO publicity shot.

The marketing coup which saw Tourism Ireland do a deal with US cable channel HBO whereby the filming of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland could be l(...)

The cheapest of the new WestJet transatlantic flights are available from St John’s in Newfoundland to Dublin. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Canadian airline WestJet will complete its maiden transatlantic flight when the first of its newly chartered Dublin services touches down tomorrow mor(...)

Portrush’s Graeme McDowell. The last time the British Open Championship was held in Portrush in 1951 was also the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside Britain. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Max Faulkner pocketed £300 when he won the Open Championship in Portrush in 1951, the last time the oldest of the four golf majors was hosted outside(...)

UnionPay: there are almost as many UnionPay cards globally in circulation as the two leading payment cards combined

It’s an increasingly common sight shopping malls and at ATMs and in hotels from Okinawa to Bangkok to Manila – the logo of the Chinese payment system (...)

Chinese tourists are sought-after clients,  with their impressive spending power. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images

A 7,000-strong Chinese tour group stopped off at venues in southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego, before ending their visit with a(...)

TV personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West in Paris last week. The newly-weds spent a few days on honeymoon in Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

The Irish honeymoon of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian may prove priceless to the tourism industry with further details of their sojourn expected to eme(...)

 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at their wedding in Florence, Italy. Photograph: E! News/PA Wire

Marian Finucane, marvellously, had before last Sunday never heard of Kim Kardashian. “Never, ever,” she qualified on her RTÉ Radio 1 show. It’s(...)

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