Welcoming the news that The Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2025, Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “As we begin to rebuild our overseas tourism business, today’s announcement that The Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2025 is excellent news. The outstanding success of the 148th Open in 2019 proved that Northern Ireland can deliver truly world-class events. Tourism Ireland will be pulling out all the stops once again to leverage the tourism potential of this prestigious sporting event – in Great Britain, the United States and in our other important golf markets. We look forward to highlighting Northern Ireland and our superb golf courses, as well as our spectacular scenery, visitor attractions and warm welcome to prospective golf visitors around the world.”
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- In 2019, we welcomed 2.24 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of £589 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.