Local holidaymakers have rushed to book hotel stays after Stormont gave the green light for their reopening later in the summer.
Hotels and some other tourist accommodation can get back to business from July 20.
Among those who wasted no time in booking a getaway on home soil were Co Down couple Noel and Barbara Brady.
The pair, both in their 60s, are looking forward to a stay at the Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh in late July.
They said booking the trip was a "calculated risk" worth taking.
"Like everybody else, we've been wondering what we will do about holidays," Noel said.
"You do worry about the risk. We have been in lockdown for 12 weeks now and only go out to get some groceries, but we thought if there is a safe way of going somewhere local we would do it to get a break from the monotony.
"We feel the staff at Lough Erne are really trying their best to make sure everyone is kept safe, so we would like a break if we could."
The hotel has put in place a range of measures to ensure guest safety including temperature checks for new arrivals, one-way systems, and restrictions on the use of lifts.
"With these precautions, we thought it is something we can work with," Noel told the Belfast Telegraph.
"We think it's a controlled risk as they are doing their best to keep everybody safe."
He says while the prospect has lifted his spirits, he is in no doubt that he will cancel the trip if the R number here (rate of infection) rises dramatically.
"Both my wife and I are at an age where we cannot take risks. I don't expect it, but if we did go down and the rules weren't being obeyed then we just wouldn't stay," he added.
"It's a nice target to look forward to. We hope that as things get relaxed and the R-rate continues to fall, then we can get back to some form of normality and have a bit of a break."
Simon O'Connor is planning to celebrate his 20th wedding anniversary with wife Gillian at The Brown Trout Golf & Country Inn in August.
The Bangor man says he was relieved to hear his annual trip can go ahead.
"I think that the measures taken by the Executive and the improvements we have seen since the lockdown began have made this possible," he said.
"If I still thought there was a danger I wouldn't do it, but I'm perfectly happy now."
Simon says care worker Gillian deserves a few days of relaxation after working throughout the crisis.
"All the social distancing measures have been very effective," he added.
"It's funny how quickly you get used to these things, but I hope the trip will get me some brownie points."
Belfast woman Eden Lamb (20) is looking forward to treating her mum Jenny after their Mother's Day staycation was cancelled.
The pair, who love touring local holiday resorts, have chosen the Killeavy Castle Estate in Newry for their inaugural post-lockdown getaway.
"We're excited to still have some kind of summer holiday, even if we can't get away from Northern Ireland," Eden explained.
"We are definitely confident about revisiting a hotel at this stage.
"When I rang to book, they totally comforted us with all of their social distancing measures.
"It's all about just using your common sense and being careful."