Northern Ireland Tourist Board

How can we help?

Or browse

Game of Thrones - Get Your Head in the Game

Sorry this event has now finished.

Game of Thrones Industry Insight Day - Thursday 10th May 2018

As we head towards the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones® we need to ensure that Northern Ireland lives up to its reputation as home of Thrones and continues to be the destination of choice for the millions of Game of Thrones® fans long after the final scene is filmed.

As the show’s principal filming location for almost 10 years we now welcome tens of thousands of visitors from around the world who are exploring the spectacular filming locations where so many of the pivotal scenes were shot as well as immersing themselves in engaging and fun experiences. We have seen the visit extend from a day trip to a visit of 2-3 days or more making Game of Thrones® a valuable contributor to our objective of increasing the number of overnight stays in Northern Ireland.

In order to build on this success, Tourism NI is staging a special Game of Thrones® insight event to bring together the tourism industry. Let's work together to ensure we are all following the same script and are in a position to maximise this unique opportunity for Northern Ireland tourism. 

Event Details:

  • Date - Thursday 10th May 2018
  • Time - 9am registration, concluding with a networking lunch at 1pm
  • Venue - Odeon Cinema, Victoria Square, Belfast

Who should attend?
This insight event is designed for tourism businesses and organisations who are currently offering Game of Thrones® experiences or have an interest in being part of this opportunity.

Meet our speakers

Andrew Te Whaiti

Andrew Te WhaitiAfter playing professional rugby in New Zealand and 3 seasons in Italy, then graduating with an MBA from Massey University, Andrew embarked on his career in tourism, prior to founding Amanti Tourism Limited. 
As the former CEO of Te Puia, Rotorua, New Zealand’s pre-eminent Cultural Tourism Experience, he led a $20 million redevelopment programme which resulted in the creation of one of New Zealand’s leading tourist destinations.
Andrew has developed and operated tourism experiences around the world, including many experiences for indigenous groups, developing stories of the land and people into world class visitor experiences. Andrew lived and worked in Hawaii for two years developing tourism experiences from the lands of Hawaii.

Fangirl Quest - Tiia Öhman & Satu Walden

Fangirl Quest — a blog about film tourism and other amazing journeys. A Fangirl Questphotographer & a travel expert from Finland on the road to city adventures, natural wonders and other beautiful destinations.
Fangirl Quest started out as a popular photo blog featuring so called “scene framing” photos from famous filming locations. Since then, they’ve expanded into travel stories about city stays, nature wonders and other adventure travels. They take pride in their high-quality content and professional photos.

How to register

If you would like to attend what promises to be an insightful event, please simply click on 'register here' at the top of this page and complete the registration form. Due to anticipated high demand for this event, we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. Registration will be limited to a maximum of two representatives per organisation.