NI Has "Image Problem"

Has to be in the running for the "No Excrement, Sherlock?" award for this year. Although I'm not convinced it's changed that much, they've been forced to include the "overnight visitor" proviso after getting snared counting the Dandalkers who came up to Newry to shop as tourists.

An "image problem" may explain a fall in visitor numbers to Northern Ireland from across the border, according to a review of the tourism industry.

Overnight visitors from the Republic of Ireland declined by 7% in 2013.

A report for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) said "social unrest over parades and flags" had potentially had an impact.

It also said the local tourism industry was worried about "continuing sectarianism and racial prejudice".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28136326?SThisFB
 
Changed days. There was a time when, "social unrest over parades and flags" brought tens of thousands to the Province.

They stayed from 6 months to two and a half years so they must have liked it.
 
If being a country full of tracksuit wearing subhumans who throw bricks at kids and blow up pubs constitutes an 'image problem' then I agree.
 

alib

LE
Belfast has been described as European Capitol Of Racism and that's up against some pretty stiff competition from Budapest. We should play to our strengths. I'd re-imagine it as a sort of pasty white safari park for nostalgic swiveled eyed folk from all over Europe. A sort of sweat lodge where you can shrug off PC and let your inner bigot run about in the nip. Watch our solidly Catholic and female Equality Commission fail its diversity audit yet again. Come enjoy our parades celebrating of PIRA attacks and UVF drug lord "fleg" festivals, set fire to an Orange Lodge, throw some excrement at a Lithuanian or burn out a Pole, you know you want to. And we have lovely golf courses for the real bastards. Halal Ulster fries available on request.

Slightly less humiliating than pretending to be lovable, river dancing leprechauns for the Septics.
 
Or, as one of my Southern Irish friends said,`We want the land back but you can keep the people,they´re all fcuking nuts!´
Nuff said really but when you think about how few were actually causing the trouble then a bit unfair on the great majority?Time to stop the annual War Dance though IMHO.
 

alib

LE
Course it would have nothing at all to do with a stronger Pound affect the Euro price of a slab of Tenants Extra in Newry.
 
With a tourist industry that promotes an exhibition on a locally built ship that sank on it's first outing or a visit to a prison what do you expect?
Southerners have much of the same thing in their own bit the only reason to go to the black north was for cheap booze. Now the pound/euro exchange isn't as favourable what's the point.
 
Nuff said really but when you think about how few were actually causing the trouble then a bit unfair on the great majority?.
Ahh "the vast silent majority" eh?

Silent only because they exist solely in placatory speeches by politicians and NITB reps.
 
With a tourist industry that promotes an exhibition on a locally built ship that sank on it's first outing or a visit to a prison what do you expect?
Southerners have much of the same thing in their own bit the only reason to go to the black north was for cheap booze. Now the pound/euro exchange isn't as favourable what's the point.


And let us not forget those first class scientific and educational resources which will teach your children how an invisible bloke who lives in the sky made everything in the universe about three thousand years ago.
 
With a tourist industry that promotes an exhibition on a locally built ship that sank on it's first outing or a visit to a prison what do you expect?
Southerners have much of the same thing in their own bit the only reason to go to the black north was for cheap booze. Now the pound/euro exchange isn't as favourable what's the point.

Hang on a mo´!
The Pound started a 1.60 Euros and is now between 1.20 and 1.12,so the cost of buying beer there should be cheaper over the years and not more expensive.Beer though is far too expensive wherever you buy it so maybe the S Irish are cutting down,because of the Euro the S Irish are tending to go on holiday to other Euro Countries like Austria for skiing etc.`Boggies on S`Boards´;) !
 
The pound has been on a high recently though.

Since the South got both Lidl & Aldi (the latter of which we don't have north of the border) the massive differences in the price of carry-out/take-away (for the linguaphiles) booze cross border has reduced drastically.

Don't get me wrong, it's still cheaper in NI, but unless you're in jogging distance of the border and/or buying six months supply/having a big party it's not worth the trip.
 

Latest Threads

Top