Journalists from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Australia visited Belfast last weekend on a fact-finding visit as guests of Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI, according to a statement published on Tourism Ireland's website.
Their itinerary included the Van Morrison concert at Custom House Square and a walking tour of the city that highlighted how its musical heritage led to its designation as a UNESCO City of Music, according to the statement published on TourismIreland.com, which also said that the journalists viewed some of the Belfast's street art, visited the Oh Yeah Music Centre, followed the Belfast Traditional Music Trail and took a Van Morrison themed tour inspired by the locations featured in his song "Coney Island"
Statement By Tourism Ireland's Acting Chief Executive
The statement published on TourismIreland.com included a statement from Tourism Ireland's acting chief executive, Siobhan McManamy, that said, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential overseas journalists to Belfast, to come and explore the city's rich musical heritage. Through their articles and broadcasts, which will reach over 4.3 million people, they will encourage their readers and listeners to come and experience our vibrant music scene and wonderful venues for themselves."
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