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Delighted NITB makes it a hat-trick of awards

The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has received three awards in one week.

NITB has been recognised by the industry for the role it has played in the high profile ni2012 Our Time Our Place campaign while NITB chief executive Alan Clarke has been awarded the accolade of Hospitality Hero 2012 for his contribution to Northern Ireland's industry over the past 10 years.

Alan Clarke was recognised at the 2012 Northern Ireland Hotels Federation President's Annual Gala Dinner for his vision, leadership and commitment to the development of the sector in Northern Ireland, culminating in the success to date of the ni2012 Our Time Our Place campaign.

Meanwhile on Friday night NITB was honoured at the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards dinner in Newcastle Co Down for its role in securing and running the Irish Open with a lead in time of six months.