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Titanic Belfast Named Best Attraction in Europe!

Titanic Belfast Named Best Attraction in Europe!

6th September, 2016

Titanic Belfast Named Best Attraction in Europe

Titanic Belfast awarded Europe

Titanic Belfast, located in Titanic Quarter, has been named as Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards held in Sardinia, Italy, last night.  www.worldtravelawards.com

It is the first time an attraction in Northern Ireland has won the award at the ceremony, which has been nicknamed the ‘Tourism Oscars’, in its 23 year history.

Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition for the top spot from the Acropolis, Athens, Buckingham Palace, England, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, La Sagrada Familia, Spain, Ribeira do Porto, Portugal, The Eiffel Tower, France and The Roman Colosseum, Italy.

Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast Vice-Chairman, Conal Harvey, commented, “This is excellent news for Titanic Belfast and Titanic Quarter. After only four years in operation, for Titanic Belfast to be recognised as Europe’s Best Tourist Attraction, beating off stiff competition from Europe’s most iconic landmarks is a true honour. The award is testament to the staff and crew’s hard work and passion. There is no doubt that Titanic Belfast is not only an iconic building but delivers an authentic experience to local, national and international guests, and we look forward to welcoming more over the coming weeks, months and years.”

Tim Husbands MBE, Titanic Belfast Chief Executive commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to be Europe’s Best Tourist Attraction. We know what we offer at Titanic Belfast is something our city and country can be proud of and are so please that this is has been recognised on an international level. We would like to thank everyone who has supported and voted for us.”
Titanic Belfast is just one of the major developments located in the 185-acre Titanic Quarter which includes Titanic Belfast, the Titanic Studios (where Game of Thrones is filmed), the Northern Ireland Science Park and most recently, the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

Since opening in 2012, it has established itself as a world-class attraction on the local, national and international stage, and continues to go from strength to strength.  Last month, it welcomed its three-millionth visitor, having once again exceeded visitor number expectations. This milestone came during a record-breaking August, as the visitor attraction experienced its busiest day to date. The visitor experience has also experienced significant growth from France, Germany, USA and China year to date.

The award adds to Titanic Belfast accolades as it was recently included in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist of 500 of the world's most striking locations, featuring everything from imposing temples to hidden gems, after only a few years in operation. For more information, visit www.titanicbelfast.com