International Tourism Buyers Preview The Titanic Experience

12 Apr 2011

Top tour operators from Germany, the USA, Italy and New Zealand had the opportunity to preview the new Titanic Signature Building in Belfast, on a recent fact-finding trip themed around Northern Ireland’s maritime heritage. 

Flown in by Tourism Ireland to participate in the Meet the Buyer workshop, which took place in Fermanagh, the tour operators had a chance to experience at first-hand the Titanic Drawing Rooms, Titanic’s Dock and Pump House and Belfast City Hall, and also enjoyed a visit to MV Confiance – Northern Ireland’s first floating visitor attraction!

The visit was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

                                                                                                                                International tour operators explored Belfast’s maritime heritage, enjoying a hard-hat tour of the Titanic Signature Building which is due to open in 2012; pictured are (l-r) Fiona Dunne, Tourism Ireland; Daisy Melwani, e-Travel Blackboard (Australia); and Robert Cusack, Go Global Travel Group (USA).


For further information: 
Elaine Moore/Clair Balmer Tourism Ireland
Tel: 028 7035 9260 Mob:  07766 527719

Notes to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is responsible for in excess of 4.9% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 40,000 jobs.
• Approximately 1.4 million overseas visitors came to Northern Ireland in 2010.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is; there are 45 different websites, providing information in 19 different languages covering every continent.  In 2010 attracted almost 12 million unique visitors.





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