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06th Sep 2016

A Northern Irish tourist attraction has been named best in Europe

Well deserved.

Laura Holland

Well deserved.

The popular Northern Irish tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast, has won the prestigious title of Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction at the World Travel Awards.


These awards, which were held in Sardinia, Italy, are said be like the Oscars of travel. Now in their 23rd year, they reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism and hospitality industry.

Titanic Belfast beat a host of major tourist attractions across Europe, including, Acropolis, Athens, Buckingham Palace, London, The Eiffel Tower, France and The Roman Colosseum, Italy.

Another Irish attraction to make the final list was the Guinness Storehouse, which scooped the award last year.

After winning the award, Chief Executive of the Titanic Belfast, Tim Husbands, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to be Europe’s Best Tourist Attraction. After only four years in operation, to be recognised and beat off stiff competition from Europe’s most iconic landmarks is a true honour.

We know what we offer at Titanic Belfast is something our city and country can be proud of and are so please that this is has been recognised on an international level. We are looking forward to welcoming the national and international visitors that this award will attract to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

We would like to thank everyone who has supported and voted for us.”