Hospitality Ulster CEO Slams Proposed Pub Tax Increases in Autumn Budget

18 September 2017

Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster, has said the UK government should not use inflation as a basis to increase alcohol duty in the upcoming budget, as currently planned.

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Government Plans To Curb Migrant Workers Would Be A Disaster For Hospitality Sector Says CEO

07 September 2017

Commenting on today’s news reports that the British Government is considering placing a cap on low-skilled workers entering the UK, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster, said it would be 'a disaster’ for the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.

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Galgorm Resort And Spa Owners Purchase Restaurant At Cleaver House

04 September 2017

The owners behind Northern Ireland’s award-winning Galgorm Resort and Spa have unveiled details of a major new investment in the city’s growing hospitality sector bringing a French-style restaurant to one of the city’s most iconic sites.  

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Sterling Down Drives Visitors Up

25 August 2017

Statement from Colin Neill, CEO of Hospitality Ulster:

"Recent statistics show that there has been a significant increase in visitors coming to Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland as the euro gained strength against sterling. In the first quarter of 2017 there was a double-digit increase in overnight visitors from the south"

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Free Movement of People Across Border Critical for Sector Says CEO

18 August 2017

Key Facts:

  • 13% Increase in Overnight Visits from ROI in Q1 2017
  • 35% Increase in Overnight Visits from ROI in 12 months to March ‘17
  • Visitor spend up 7% in Q1 to £170 million
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ROI Craft Brewery Law Change Hurts NI Brewers and Hospitality Sector

11 August 2017

Commenting on the Irish government’s decision to allow craft breweries to sell their products to their visitors, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster, said it is a further blow to the sector in Northern Ireland.

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