Tourism - what do we do?

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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, £172.3 million (2018). The number of trips to the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough in 2018 was 1,011,485.

People come here to enjoy our range of events, resorts, attractions, activities, experiences, food, 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 work collaboratively with:

  • Tourism Northern Ireland
  • Tourism Ireland
  • National Trust
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust
  • Central Government
  • Other local authorities
  • Private, voluntary and community sector
  • Tourism clusters
  • Taste Causeway


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, innovative and experiential
  • To establish a Destination Management Organisation within the Council area
  • Carrying out research
  • Monitoring tourism activity

Tourism and Destination Management Strategy 2015-2020