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Starting up your own tourist accommodation business is an exciting time as you prepare your home or other accommodation to receive guests. Often decoration will reflect personal taste and quality furnishings. It is also a very personal experience as you are inviting paying guests to stay in your home.

Guidelines are available every step of the way (see link to Tourism NI Accommodation start-up below) and advice is available from the Quality Assurance team at Tourism NI. The team will guide you to other statutory bodies which will be involved in certifying your accommodation. 

Tourism NI has announced that due to COVID-19 Quality Grading Assessments and Statutory Inspections will be postponed until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact 028 9044 1682 or

All tourist accommodation by law must be certified by Tourism Northern Ireland. 

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Food Hygiene, Standards and Allergens

Tourism NI Accommodation start-up advice

Tourist Accommodation Grading Scheme

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