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  1. Who's Who in the Mid & East Antrim Tourism Team and Beyond
    Not sure who you need to speak to? Here you'll find all of your key support contacts within Mid & East Antrim's tourism team, Economic Development, Tourism NI and beyond - all in one place.
  2. Industry Guidance & Communications
    Stay in the know with the latest guidance for the tourism and hospitality industry with links to Tourism NI and other government body resources. Sign up to the Mid & East Antrim industry Ezine as well as other useful mailing lists.
  3. Networking Opportunities
    Find information on where you can engage in various networking groups within the local tourism industry and business community. Keep informed of the latest trends, and develop new contacts and partnership opportunities.
  4. Digital Marketing Opportunities
    From the Shaped By Sea & Stone tourism website, Facebook and Instagram channels, to Discover Northern Ireland and Tourism Ireland websites, we can help you ensure your tourism business has a place in the digital marketing activities which visitors are actively engaging with.
  5. Other Marketing Opportunities
    There is a wealth of choice when it comes to marketing opportunities for your tourism business. We can point you in the right direction for information on developing an experiential tourism product, inclusion within relevant publications, and how to take advantage of other National tourism bodies promotions and campaigns. We also provide details on upcoming industry shows and exhibitions.
  6. Key Brands & Marketing Assets
    Mid and East Antrim Borough Council works in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland to promote the Causeway Coastal Route internationally. The Shaped by Sea and Stone brand is used to promote the Mid and East Antrim area domestically and internationally. Avail of all branding and other marketing assets to align and promote your tourism business.
  7. Skills, Training & Business Support
    Discover a variety of ways in which you can gain business support or further skills and training in the tourism and hospitality industry, from Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Tourism NI and more!
  8. Sustainable Tourism
    Did you know that one in three visitors to Northern Ireland would prefer to stay in accommodation with green credentials? Stay up to date with the latest advice and information on ways in which your business can play a part in providing a green and sustainable tourism product for Northern Ireland.
  9. Funding Opportunities
    Here you'll find information and advice on potential funding opportunities which may be available to your business, across a variety of sectors.
  10. Events Support
    If you are an event organiser, find out how to avail of promotional support, funding and guidance here. Likewise if you are a business who regular attends local events you can also discover some great opportunities to get involved.
  11. Brown Tourism Signage
    If you are wondering whether you would be eligible for a brown sign or are interested in submitting an application check out all the ins and outs here.
  12. Inclusive Tourism
    Are you open for business .... for everyone? Businesses have a moral obligation but also a legal duty to anticipate – and give due consideration to - the needs of all people. Check out guidance from various tourism bodies, free publicity opportunities and local Council initiatives.
  13. Visitor Servicing Support
    Our Visitor Information Centres are here to help so you can share your business leaflets, obtain literature or send tourists to them for expert advice, help and guidance during their travels or to even purchase local arts and crafts.
  14. Business Planning
    Information on trade assistance in areas such as new accommodation registration, planning requirements, industry statistics and more - you'll find it here.
  15. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
    Answers to many of your questions can be found here, and if not, we're just a call away.
  16. Be In The Know
    Sign up to our Industry E-zine today!
    Keep up to date with industry news, events, training and other opportunities you can avail of. We'll deliver it straight to your inbox!
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