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Tourism NI boss John McGrillen: ‘Anywhere north of Navan seemed to be out of bounds’

After a surge in trips from the Republic in 2021, John McGrillen of Tourism NI tells Margaret Canning that the market has more to give

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Holiday hotspots: John McGrillen, Tourism NI chief executive

Holiday hotspots: John McGrillen, Tourism NI chief executive

Holiday hotspots: John McGrillen, Tourism NI chief executive

For many people living in Northern Ireland, taking a trip across the border for a short holiday or day out is second nature.

But John McGrillen, chief executive of the organisation responsible for enticing residents of the Republic to take a trip here, says the feeling often isn’t mutual.


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