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Tourism NI and OpenTable collaborate to promote Taste the Island

Posted by Tourism NI

Published October 25, 2019

Tourism NI has joined forces with OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, to encourage more local and global diners, and restaurants onto the platform in support of the all island food and drink initiative, Taste the Island.

Tourism NI and OpenTable collaborate to promote Taste the Island

This is OpenTable’s first collaboration in Northern Ireland and they will be highlighting a selection of restaurants taking part in the Taste the Island initiative through their blog and social channels during the campaign.

Aine Kearney, Tourism NI’s Business Support and Events Director, commented: “This exciting collaboration with OpenTable provides local and international visitors with an opportunity to dine out in style, try new venues and support our local food scene. OpenTable is an excellent addition to the tourism offering here as it allows visitors to explore the best restaurants Northern Ireland has to offer, especially during the Taste the Island celebration. Diners can quickly and simply reserve their restaurant table online in advance to avoid disappointment on arrival.

Aine added: “It is admirable to see the industry fully embrace the Taste the Island initiative and we look forward to working with OpenTable as we continue to encourage the industry to get involved in this new opportunity for them to increase their bookings and grow business.”

David Hamilton, Director, Restaurant Sales and Services UK and Ireland, OpenTable, comments; “OpenTable is incredibly excited to be supporting the Taste the Island campaign. It is great for us to be able to showcase the fantastic Northern Irish restaurants we work with, and the best in Irish cuisine and ingredients to our local diners and those visiting Northern Ireland from further afield.”

To book your favourite restaurant in Northern Ireland during Taste the Island visit:


Contact: Kate Ferguson / Megan McCluskey, Tourism NI
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