Authentic Northern Ireland

NISCHA : Northern Ireland Self Catering Holiday Association

A very big welcome to the new industry website for self catering, www.nischa.co.uk , specifically for self caterers (US !) and through which, for the 1st time, we can communicate together as one body, share experiences (good and bad!) and benefit from the greatly enhanced power of many acting as one.

This industry website will run alongside our new consumer website which, after much debate we have renamed www.authenticnorthernireland.com to make it much more attractive to our consumers.

Membership levels

www.nischa.co.uk will also serve as the administration function for www.authenticnorthernireland.com and will have access at two levels:

Basic Access - no charge

This will allow all registered self catering proprietors with a web page on www.authenticnorthernireland.com to manage and administer the availability and prices of their properties

Membership Access - £20.00 plus £5.00 per unit for 2 units and over

In addition to the basic access level, NISCHA members will enjoy Membership Access which will include:

  • Communication to and within all NISCHA members to share experiences, tips, best practice, Black Lists etc

  • Opportunity to access group deals and discounts on insurance, Ferry costs, purchase of items etc

  • Participation in marketing activities eg Travel shows, ezines and other digital channels as agreed on by members

  • Lobbying NITB and Government departments for refurbishment funding subsequent to the new Star rating inspections

Project credits

We are very grateful to NITB who have supported us in our vision of self catering for the future and funding this project which will give all registered self caterers the opportunity to have not only presence on a fully optimised and industry specific website but also the ability to have online booking and payment facilities which we truly believe is crucial if we are to compete in the Global Internet Market. This funding means that all registered self caterers who take advantage of this will have all these facilities FREE for at least 1 year.

We are also greatly indebted to the team at SuperControl online booking system for their expertise and patience in bringing this project to the point where we hope to launch www.authenticnorthernireland.com on 1 April.

This is a very exciting opportunity for self catering in Northern Ireland to establish itself firmly on the front page of the Global Holiday Market so please take this opportunity, join NICSHA and take advantage of the vast pool of expertise available for the benefit of us all.

Many Thanks - why not join us on this journey?

Tom Houston. (Chairperson NISCHA)