Belfast: More cash needed to promote tourism


One of Northern Ireland’s leading hoteliers has said it is bizarre that more money is not being given to the agencies which market tourism.

Mr. Hastings is Chairman of Hastings Hotels which owns the Slieve Donard in Newcastle, Stormont Hotel, Europa and Culloden in Belfast, Ballygally Castle near Larne and the Everglades in Derry – as well as a 50% share in Dublin’s luxury hotel the Merrion with radiator magnate Martin Naughton and ESB Chairman Lochlann Quinn.