Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to domestic tourists, from within Northern Ireland, and to visitors from the Republic of Ireland. We are a non-departmental public body of the Department for the Economy and we work closely with other tourism bodies to help develop the visitor economy here and to market Northern Ireland to incoming visitors. 

Tourism NI’s mission is to provide strategic leadership and work collaboratively to accelerate growth in Tourism. We will do this by investing in tourism enterprise, the development of world-class products, experiences and events; and the promotion of Northern Ireland as a must-see destination to markets which offer the greatest potential for growth.  Our vision is that Northern Ireland is an internationally competitive destination renowned for world class 3-5 day breaks.

Tourism NI aspires to be enterprising, with an entrepreneurial culture. Our Core Values are that we: Act with Integrity, Passion and Excellence and We deliver through Leadership, Innovation and Collaboration.  Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is the trading name of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Terence Brannigan Chair

John McGrillen Chief Executive 

Why Tourism NI is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

“The Board has expressed its wish to see a wider pool of suitably qualified and experienced candidates for future Board membership coming forward and is keen to support that aim.”

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

At the moment meetings are being held remotely by video conferencing

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board Meetings are held at least eight times a year, generally on a Thursday from 10.00am – 2.00 pm.  There are a number of Committees.  The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee meets on a quarterly business.  Meetings of the Finance and Casework Committee are held on a quarterly basis (for Financial reporting) and on an ad hoc basis as and when casework demands.  The Marketing Committee meets at least three times per year.

Date of Board Meetings (September 2021 – August 2022)

2022 Board Meeting dates will not be agreed until autumn

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2021 – August 2022)

Dates will be agreed to align with the Board Meeting dates once these are known.