North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism

North wary of Brexit threat to cross-border tourism
Brexit uncertainty affecting service firms' outlook

Tourism NI is striving to ensure that the recent surge in visitor numbers from the South won’t be reversed when Britain leaves the EU, writes Dominic McGrath

Extra cash and an emboldened marketing campaign are being used to bolster Northern Irish tourism in 2019, as the industry tries to ensure that the surge in the numbers of tourists from across the border isn’t reversed by Brexit.

After investing £2 million a year between 2016 and 2018 in marketing the North to tourists from the South, Tourism NI is now braced for Brexit amid concerns that visitors might once again be discouraged from crossing the border.

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