Titanic Belfast crowned the 'World's Leading Tourist Attraction'
Congratulations to Titanic Belfast who have been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2016 in the Maldives!
Having already beaten the Colosseum, the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower to become Europe's official Leading Tourist Attraction, they sailed their way to victory, becoming the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction!!
With over 1 million votes cast from over 216 countries in the awards, known as the ‘Tourism Oscars’, Titanic Belfast was awarded the title after beating off stiff competition from eight global finalists - including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip, USA, Machu Picchu, Peru and Guinness Storehouse, Ireland. It is the first time an attraction from Ireland, North or South, has won the prestigious accolade.
Tim Husbands MBE, Chief Executive of Titanic Belfast, said; “Over the past few years, we have continued to go from strength to strength but to be voted the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction by both the industry and the public for excellence and for our original product, is really the jewel in our crown. We are delighted that this award firmly shines a spotlight not only on Titanic Belfast but Belfast and Northern Ireland, and celebrates our authentic insight and connection to RMS Titanic.
“The Titanic story captures hearts and minds throughout the world and at Titanic Belfast, this is no exception. Our interpretation of the story and ability to engage with visitors on many different levels has been fundamental in winning this award. With the award, we hope to attract more tourists to Northern Ireland to discover it. A huge thank you to our staff and all our supporters that voted, locally and across the world, to help us reach this iconic goal of being the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction.”
2016 has been a very special year for Titanic Belfast. They welcomed their three-millionth visitor; won a major European award and were crowned the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’
You should put it on your ‘must see’ or ‘must programme’ list for 2017!