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Northern Ireland Showcased In Paris

By Dave Simpson
Northern Ireland Showcased In Paris

Tourism Ireland attended an event to celebrate the queen's platinum jubilee at the British Embassy in Paris last week, which provided an opportunity to showcase Northern Ireland, according to a statement published on Tourism Ireland's website.

French travel and lifestyle journalists were invited to attend and heard about how Belfast's musical heritage led to its recent designation as a UNESCO City of Music, as well as about some of the things to see and do on a holiday in Northern Ireland, according to the statement published on, which also noted that guests had the opportunity to sample produce from around Northern Ireland at the Tourism Ireland stand, which was organised in conjunction with Tourism NI.

Statement By Tourism Ireland's Manager Southern Europe

The statement published on included a statement from Tourism Ireland's manager Southern Europe, Monica MacLaverty, that said, "The jubilee celebration in Paris provides another wonderful platform to shine a spotlight on all the exciting events and opportunities happening in Northern Ireland this year. The opening of the Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Banbridge, the 10th anniversary of Titanic Belfast and the designation of Belfast as a UNESCO City of Music are just some of the many great reasons for French travellers to put Northern Ireland on their holiday wish-list for 2022. We're also highlighting our superb culinary offering and vibrant music scene. Our message is that Northern Ireland is open for business again and we cannot wait to welcome back our French visitors."

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