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MEA Council – Storify My Business Marketing Programme

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council want to support tourism businesses in their area with their brand story and marketing potential.  Have you an experience that needs put into words or a unique product that you’re not sure how to advertise?  Apply for this two phase programme and if successful, you will be given a marketing expert who will help with content creation, creative writing and brand development.  You will also have the opportunity to apply to take part int eh Digital Boost programme run by MEA’S Economin Development departmetnt hel punderstand how to maximise your presence online.

If this sounds like a programme that would benefit your business and you want to get involved, email tourism@midandeastantrim.gov.uk for an application form and programme criteria.

Deadline is Friday 24 January 2020 at 12 noon.

Further information is available here.

Shaped for Success, MEA’S Inaugural Hospitality and Tourism Seminar, 29 Jan 2020

Shaped for Success is Mid and East Antrim’s inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Seminar.

About this Event

Shaped for Success is Mid and East Antrim’s inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Seminar, bringing industry specialists and tourism and hospitality businesses together to shape individual and borough potential for tourism success in 2020 and beyond.

Book your place now to hear from our exciting line-up of speakers and to have one-to-one meetings with our industry partners, to help you shape your business, shape your sales and be shaped for success.

In the morning, we will welcome inspirational keynote speakers including:

• Jason Powell, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Be part of Shaped by Sea and Stone

• Carolyn Boyd, Tourism NI

Maximise opportunities to grow your Tourism business in 2020 and beyond

• Geoff Wilson, Geoff Wilson Consultancy

Move your business in the right direction

• Brendan Murphy, Ghost Consultancy

Growth Strategy – growing your personal business

• Debbie Rymer, SAND Marketing & The SAND Marketing Academy

The content maximiser – connecting with your consumer in a complex, technology-enabled, and mobile-oriented world

• Tony Haren, Admor Business Solutions

Improve Your Profit (and Cash)

• Paul Mellon, Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

How MEA support programmes can help you shape your business

After lunch, there will be a Tourism Advisory Clinic with an opportunity to have one to one meetings with various industry partners.

Open to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council businesses or tourism enterprises bringing visitors into the Mid and East Antrim Borough area.

You can book your place here:

Causeway Coast & Glens – What’s On week commencing 23 Dec 2019

Here’s the latest news for What’s On in The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

CCAG What’s On Week Commencing 23 Dec

Causeway Coast and Glens – What’s On Week Commencing 02 Dec 2019

The latest news from Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

CCAG What’s On Week Commencing 2 Dec

AGT Christmas Dinner – Thursday 12 Dec 2019

The Antrim Glens Tourism Cluster’s Christmas Dinner is at 7.00pm on Thursday 12 December 2019 at The Laragh Lodge, Glenariffe.

Please see the attached menu  – if you are attending, we will need your menu choices in by 6pm Monday 9 December.

Partners and spouses all welcome. The cost is: 2 courses £17.95 and 3 courses £22.95 both including tea or coffee (to be paid on the night).

Please reply to Michael at secretary@antrimglenstourism.com with your menu choices.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Laragh Lodge Xmas Menu 2019


Causeway Coast & Glens – What’s On Week Commencing 25 Nov 2019

CCAG What’s On Week Commencing 25 Nov

Causeway Coast and Glens – What’s On Week Commencing 18 Nov 2019

CCAG What’s On Week Commencing 18 Nov

CCR Tourism Cluster: Speed Networking Event – Monday 18 November 2019 at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Our next CCR Tourism Cluster meeting is a speed networking event, kindly hosted by the Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort. At the start of the meeting, there will also be a presentation by TNI on the new brand for NI launched this week at the World Travel Market in London.  This will be our first Cluster event involving all four cluster groups across the region. Speed Networking is an excellent opportunity to find out more about what the region has to offer visitors and to help identify other tourism business partners you could potentially work with to develop exciting new experiences and offers.


12.30pm:  Lunch £12.00pp (optional extra networking opportunity)

1.45pm:  Registration & Tea/Coffee

2.00pm:  The New Brand for Northern Ireland, Tourism Northern Ireland

2.30pm:  Speed Networking

4.15pm:  Meeting Close

To Book:

As we need to confirm numbers to the hotel, please email Michael Bird at secretary@antrimglenstoruism.com by 5.00pm Thursday 14 November if you plan:

  • to attend the meeting
  • to attend for lunch

CCAG Council – Christmas Light Switch Ons: Sponsorship Opportunity

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will stage Nine Christmas Light Switch On events in Ballymoney, Limavady, Ballycastle, Coleraine, Portstewart, Dungiven, Garvagh, Portrush and Kilrea on various dates between 21st Nov and 7th December. These FREE, family friendly events typically attract around 15,000 to 20,000 spectators and will offer a superb platform for your company to reach a family audience. Each event will include some of the elements listed below.

  • Appearance by Santa Claus to switch on the Christmas lights in each town
  • Live entertainment
  • Local choirs carol singing
  • Primary school children will get the opportunity to meet Santa in his grotto and receive a small gift
  • Spectacular Festive Parade (Coleraine Only)
  • Walkabout characters
  • Quiet Time Sessions with Santa Claus in Ballymoney, Limavady, Ballycastle and Coleraine
  • Fabulous Festive Lighting will be Switched On in each town

As the sole sponsor, your company would benefit from the following;

  • Mention as sole sponsor in 60 x 30-second advertisements airing on radio
  • Mention as sole sponsor during interviews with local radio stations
  • Mention as sponsor and invite to photo-call for local press prior to event
  • Mention as sponsor on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council website and Causeway Coast & Glens Events social media sites: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
  •  Your logo to feature in 3000 Christmas flyers as sole sponsor of Nine Christmas Light Switch On events
  • Your banners and promotional material to dress the venue(s)
  • Photo-call at the events with local press
  • Opportunity to assist Santa Claus with the Switch On ceremonies

This cost effective package is available for £3,000 + VAT.
(A one page in just one of the local papers can be £1,200 + VAT).
Expressions of interest in relation to this Sponsorship Opportunity should be sent to the Events Development Officer by 12 noon on Friday 1st November 2019 for Council consideration.

If you require any more information please contact me at the email or number below.
Yours faithfully
Gareth Fall

Events Development Officer
(028) 7034 7237 or 077 1223 5744


Meet the Buyer 2020 – 24 March 2020

Location: ICC Belfast

Date: 24 March 2020

Time: 9-5pm

Save the date

Following the unprecedented success of the 2019 event, which was the largest to date, we are delighted to announce dates for Meet the Buyer 2020.

Meet the Buyer is the largest international tourism networking platform held in Northern Ireland each year.

This event provides an ideal opportunity for you to showcase your tourism business to a pre-qualified group of international buyers and, in so doing, increase your share of the lucrative tourism market in Northern Ireland

Registration information and full event details will be announced in late November

Places at the event are likely to be in high demand and are limited. Please ensure you register early to secure your place.