Top tour operators from Great Britain, the USA, Spain and Denmark visited Titanic Belfast on a fact-finding trip to Belfast.
Flown in by Tourism Ireland to participate in the annual Meet the Buyer workshop, which took place in The Venue, on the Ebrington site in Londonderry last week, the tour operators then travelled to Belfast where they visited Titanic Belfast, the SS Nomadic, Titanic Dock and Pump House and Belfast City Hall. The following day, the group completed their visit with stops at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and the Crumlin Road Gaol.
The visit of the international tour operators was organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.
International tour operators at Titanic Belfast, with Diane Butler (back, third left), Pura Gimenez (front, third right) and Danielle Neyts (back, third right), all Tourism Ireland.
Further media information:
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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.
• In 2011, 1.5 million overseas visitors came to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of £368 million.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is ireland.com, which is rolling out in 11 different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.