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Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017
On August alone, Titanic Belfast, world’s foremost tourist attraction has cited its one of the most demanding summers ever with over 5,000 visitors. Ever since its inauguration in 2012, Titanic has become increasingly successful with the recent visitor number disclosing that the attraction is witnessing one of its most successful years till date with an overall 22 percent growth in footfall.
From 145 countries all over the world, the centre lured more than four million visitors in the last five years. The development in visitor number has increased every year in all the important markets. As of now, this year has witnessed a 31 percent rise in visitor number from England and 16 percent from the Republic of Ireland.
Besides, the statistics show that August alone created a record and was the best month so far with more than 5,000 people visiting the Queen’s Quay site on 6th Aug, a new high point for the centre.
Titanic Belfast chief executive Tim Husbands explained that the weak pound has contributed to attract record number of visitors.
Husbands said, ‘The sharp drop in the value of the pound since last summer’s Brexit vote has made Northern Ireland a more attractive destination. As well as a significant rise in visitors from the Republic of Ireland, we’ve also benefited from increases in visitors from the UK and local visitors who are holidaying more at home and are looking for a unique experience in a reassuring environment.”
“The increase in Republic of Ireland visitors is reflective of the strong growth in Republic of Ireland trips and spend in Northern Ireland generally. Being named the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the World Travel Awards has drawn additional visitors to Titanic Belfast this year, many of whom combined their stay with a visit to the Game of Thrones filming locations and also a trip to natural attractions like the Giant’s Causeway.
We’ve also seen a huge increase in cruise ships into Belfast, with a record breaking number of ships docking in Northern Ireland this year. “
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