HC Deb 15 March 2000 vol 346 c226W
11. Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent steps he has taken to encourage tourism to Northern Ireland. [113227]

Mr. Ingram

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board in conjunction with the tourism industry has recently launched a spring marketing campaign in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland offering good value short break holidays. This will help to build on the excellent results for 1999 when 1.64 million visitors came to Northern Ireland, contributing £255 million to the economy.