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Huge demand for vouchers in Northern Ireland’s growing sector


Northern Ireland's burgeoning food and drink sector has experienced a surge in demand for gift vouchers during the festive season.

To cater for this huge appetite for experience-centric presents, Tourism Northern Ireland, led by NI food and drink expert Gary Quate, have spent their time curating a range of locally available foodie Christmas gifts.

There are food experiences across the province to suit every price range, starting from just £20 for a gin-tasting tour at the new Copeland Distillery to a gourmet weekend stay on the Causeway Coast, costing between £150 and £500.

Mr Quate, who is Tourism NI experience development officer for food and drink, says: "The burgeoning food and drink sector has responded to the trend and research showing that people are really interested in unique, authentic experiences, and there are now wonderful culinary gifts available right across Northern Ireland. With our 'Taste the Island' initiative, food and drink providers have pulled out all the stops, from hands-on tours to cookery classes for people to learn new skills. There is a huge array of local gourmet gifts and experiences to delight your nearest and dearest this Christmas, and we are encouraging people to support our fantastic local food and drink businesses here."

Find out more at, where there is a dedicated section on experiences.

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