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Funding Opportunities for International Tourism Events

Tourism NI Events Fund

Posted by Tourism NI

Published December 9, 2019

Tourism NI’s International Tourism Events Fund for 2020/21 is now open for applications. The programme aims to increase visitor numbers and spend in the local economy, as well as raise the international profile of Northern Ireland.

Funding Opportunities for International Tourism Events

Aine Kearney and Áine Robinson from Tourism NI.

The International Tourism Events Fund will support events which attract significantly high levels of visitors to Northern Ireland and generate international media coverage which helps to showcase Northern Ireland’s authentic people and place as well as highlight our iconic landscapes and visitor attractions.

In 2018 a total of 5 million visitors spent £968 million, or £2.7 million per day, making tourism a key driver of growth,

Aine Kearney, Tourism NI’s Director of Business Support and Events commented;

“International tourism events have played a vital role in attracting out of state visitors to Northern Ireland. Events attract tourists, spectators and event participants increasing spend and length of time visitors stay. Hosting major events, such as the Open Championship, put Northern Ireland on a global stage as a unique tourism destination and is critical in promoting our cultural heritage and bringing economic benefits to all regions across Northern Ireland. We look forward to welcoming this year’s applicants who will highlight the friendliness of our people, the vibrancy of our cities and the beauty of our landscapes.”

The international funding scheme now requires applicants to request a meeting with a member of the Tourism NI events team before proceeding with an application. To do this you can contact the events team at or 028 9044 1656. The international funding scheme is currently open and the deadline for submission is Monday 13th January.

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