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30 Apr 2012

Republic of Ireland’s Tourism Minister checks out Titanic Belfast

The Republic of Ireland’s Tourism Minister, Leo Varadkar TD, has praised the newly-opened Titanic Belfast, following a recent visit to the city.

Accompanied by Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, the minister had the opportunity to take a tour of the new attraction and explore its various galleries to find out about the story of Titanic and its connection with Belfast.

Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar said: “Titanic Belfast is a very impressive attraction which has generated worldwide publicity since it opened. I was very happy to be able to visit this new tourism attraction in person, and I’m sure that it will become a must-see destination for any visit to the city.”

Niall Gibbons said: “Minister Varadkar was very impressed with Titanic Belfast and it was wonderful to see the attraction so busy, with visitors from all around the world enjoying this new experience.

“2012 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for tourism to Northern Ireland. We are looking forward to the opening of the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre, the Irish Open at Royal Portrush, the Peace One Day Concert at Ebrington and the Happy Days International Beckett Festival in Enniskillen. To capitalise on these events, Tourism Ireland is rolling out the most extensive programme of promotional activity ever undertaken for Northern Ireland around the globe. Our ni2012 promotions will reach over 100 million people – or potential holidaymakers- this year. We are telling people everywhere that there has never been a better time to come and visit Northern Ireland – and I am delighted Minister Varadkar has taken the opportunity to see this world-class attraction at first-hand.”

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