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4.—(1) The functions of the Board shall be—
(a)to encourage tourism;
(b)to encourage the provision and improvement of tourist accommodation and tourist amenities;
(c)to advise the Department generally on the formulation and implementation of its policy in relation to the development of tourism;
(d)such other functions as are conferred on the Board by or under this Order or any other statutory provision.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), in the exercise of its functions the Board may—
(a)provide advice and information about travelling to and holidays in Northern Ireland and publicise or advertise holidays in Northern Ireland;
(b)provide or assist any event which appears to the Board likely to encourage tourism;
(c)co-operate with persons or bodies training persons to do work wholly or mainly connected with tourism;
(d)establish or assist in establishing any body in connection with tourism;
(e)trade in any business associated with tourism;
(f)accept gifts and donations and undertake and execute any trusts which may lawfully be undertaken by the Board and may be conducive to its functions;
(g)make known the financial assistance which may be provided under this Order;
(h)make charges for services provided by it and for any certificate or approval granted by it for the purposes of any statutory provision other than this Order;
(i)carry out surveys and collect statistics and information relating to the tourist industry;
(j)generally assist in making Northern Ireland attractive to tourists;
(k)co-operate with or assist any other body or association carrying out activities falling within the functions of the Board.
(3) It shall be the duty of the Board to establish machinery for consulting, and to consult regularly with, bodies appearing to the Board to have an interest in matters falling within the functions of the Board.
(4) The power of the Board under section 19(1)(a)(iv) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) to acquire, hold, dispose of or charge real property shall not be exercised without the approval of the Department and the Board shall not have power to carry out any building or other physical works on land except with the approval of the Department.
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