148th Open Could Give NI A £100m Economic Boost
According to Tourism NI, Northern Ireland could experience an economic boost of approximately £100 million as a result of hosting the 148th Open, which took place at Royal Portrush in Co. Antrim last week.
Additionally, Tourism NI is hopeful that the event will help it achieve its goal of increasing the value of golf tourism in Northern Ireland to £50 million by 2020.
"A Very Exciting Future"
In a statement on Tourism NI's website, the organisation's chief executive, John McGrillen, said, "Along with everyone else in the tourism industry here, I am very confident that The Open will be back soon and that tourism has a very exciting future ahead thanks to how Portrush, the Causeway Coast and Glens, and the whole of Northern Ireland has delivered."
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