Food for thought from the heroes of local hospitality
They are the often forgotten frontline ambassadors of Northern Ireland's tourism industry.
The owners of the province's B&Bs play a vital role in upholding our welcoming reputation as well as providing quality accommodation and high-class food.
B&Bs provide a value for money alternative to hotels but often with greater personal interaction with the guests, who are treated more like friends than customers.
As our feature today reveals, those running the B&Bs make substantial investments in their property and work very hard during the holiday peaks to ensure guests have the best possible experience.