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Tourism is a key economic activity and a major prosperity driver for the area. Visitors not only contribute to the social and cultural life of the Borough but also bring money into the local economy, an estimated expenditure on overnight trips of £192 million in 2019. The number of estimated overnight trips to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough in 2019 was 1,095,000.

People come here to enjoy our range of events, resorts, the great outdoors, the scenic beauty, restaurants and nightlife.

Council works with other organisations to make the Causeway Coast and Glens area a rich and enjoyable experience for the visitor.           

We have partnerships with:

  • Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
  • Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Tourism Ireland
  • National Trust
  • Central Government
  • the private, voluntary and community sector

Supporting the Borough’s Tourism Industry

Council have a major role to play in the development of the tourism industry in the borough and in promoting Causeway Coast and Glens to our key target markets.

Our focus is on:

  • Generating more visitors, motivating them to spend longer and visit throughout the year
  • To develop initiatives that will encourage growth in specific sectors and enhance the area’s tourism provision
  • Support our tourism operators and encourage new businesses to be more competitive and innovative
  • To establish a Destination Management Organisation within the Council area
  • Carrying out research
  • Monitoring tourism activity

View our Tourism and Destination Management Strategy

Tourism Trade Support

We have created a Tourism Trade Support section within the site which will signpost you to information and advice relevant to the day to day operation of your tourism business. 

Are you planning a visit?

Our destination website provides all the information you need on accommodation, activities, attractions and suggested itineraries to help make your visit to Causeway Coast and Glens a memorable one.

Tourism Statistics Causeway Coast and Glens