Hospitality Ulster Launches Search for Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality Businesses Awards

Kirsty Winter Consumer

The search to find Northern Ireland’s top hospitality hot spots is under way as Hospitality Ulster launches its second annual Top 100 Hospitality Businesses awards for 2019. Building on the success of the inaugural Top 100 Hospitality Businesses in February, the awards will shine the spotlight on Northern Ireland hospitality at its best. From Michelin starred restaurants and five-star hotels …

Hospitality Ulster Backs Introduction Of Minimum Unit Pricing In Scotland

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster Chief Executive Colin Neill comments on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on alcohol in Scotland. ”Hospitality Ulster welcomes the decision by the Scottish Executive to introduce MUP on alcohol, effective today. It is a move which we have been calling for here in Northern Ireland and it is long overdue that it should be introduced here. …

Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality Hotspots Revealed

Niamh Parker Consumer

The search to find Northern Ireland’s top hospitality hot spots came to a dramatic conclusion last night (Wednesday 21st February 2018), as the Top 100 Hospitality Businesses were revealed. The coveted list, compiled by industry body, Hospitality Ulster in conjunction with a panel of top industry experts was unveiled at a prestigious ceremony at Titanic Belfast, hosted by comedian Tim …

Tourism VAT Rate Cut Would Create Thousands of Jobs In NI

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

An independent report launched today shows that more than 2,000 jobs would be created in Northern Ireland’s hospitality sector if the VAT rate was cut from 20 percent to 5 percent on accommodation and visitor attractions. The report shows how a VAT cut rate would boost NI’s hospitality and tourism industry, which operates in a competitive global market and faces …

Hospitality Ulster Calls for Inquiry Into Sky TV Pricing Practices For NI Pubs

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster is calling for a full investigation by Westminsters’ Northern Ireland Affairs Committee into Sky TV’s pricing practices for pubs in Northern Ireland, saying the company is operating an unfair regime which puts pubs in NI at a disadvantage from their counterparts in the rest of the UK. Hospitality Ulster Chief Executive, Colin Neill, made the call as he …

Hospitality Ulster Launches Brexit Policy Paper

Matthew Morrison Public Affairs

Hospitality Ulster has today launched a policy paper calling on the UK Government and NI Executive to recognise the unique circumstances faced by the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland by Brexit and introduce measures to support and protect the sector. The hospitality sector is worth more than £1.1 billion to the NI economy annually and is a key area for long-term …