Three journalists from Germany have been taking part in a Titanic-themed tour of Belfast, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Titanic Belfast, after being invited by Tourism Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism NI, according to the statement published on Tourism Ireland's website.
In addition to Titanic Belfast, the journalists visited other attractions including the SS Nomadic, Titanic's Dock and Pump House, the Maritime Mile and Mew Light and the Ulster Transport Museum; spent time in the Heritage Room in the Belfast Harbour Office, where they viewed the new stained-glass window by local artist Ann Smith and the "Titanic" table and artefacts; and took a walking tour of Cave Hill with Eimear Flanagan, of Away a Wee Walk, and a Black Taxi tour of the city, according to the statement published on Tourism Ireland's website.
Statement By Tourism Ireland's Manager Germany
The statement published on Tourism Ireland's website included a statement from Tourism Ireland's manager Germany, Nadine Lehmann, in which she said, "Titanic Belfast has been an iconic Belfast visitor attraction for 10 years now, telling the story of the city’s rich shipbuilding and industrial heritage. Tourism Ireland is taking every opportunity to highlight the 10th anniversary and to remind potential German visitors about the famous ship’s connection with Belfast and Northern Ireland. Regional newspapers in Germany are widely read and the articles by these journalists will be seen by over 400,000 people - encouraging them to come and explore Belfast and Northern Ireland for themselves.
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"Tourism Ireland undertakes a busy publicity programme in Germany each year to raise the profile of Northern Ireland - and visits like this are a key element of that programme."
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