Two Irish attractions named as finalists in the World Travel Awards

Two Irish tourist attractions have been named as finalists in the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction category at the World Travel Awards.

Titanic Belfast and the Guinness Storehouse will go up against Ferrari World (Abu Dhabi), Intramuros (Philippines), Las Vegas Strip (USA), Machu Pichu (Peru), Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) and Sugarloaf Mountain (Brazil) for the title at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony in the Maldives on 2 December.

Titanic Belfast was named as Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction by World Travel Awards at their European event earlier this year. This award was won by Guinness Storehouse the year before. Titanic Belfast has enjoyed remarkable success since opening four years ago.

“It’s a very big story for Belfast and for Northern Ireland,” CEO of Titanic Belfast Time Husbands told World Travel Awards at the European ceremony.

“We spent a lot of our resources and our time promoting Belfast in a very positive way and Titanic Belfast has done that.

“We’ve achieved three million visitors over the first four years and we continue to get a lot of new international visitors. It has helped change tourism in the whole island of Ireland.”

The World Travel Awards have become recognised as one of the most prestigious awards in the travel and tourism industry since their establishment in 1993. The Grand Final is the culmination of worldwide regional gala ceremonies, which are regarded as milestone events in the tourism industry calendar.

The nomination alone is something that both Irish attractions should be very proud of as they have beaten off competition from attractions all over the world. In fact, Ireland is the only country with two attractions in the final eight this year.

The winners are decided by public vote on the World Travel Awards website. You can cast your vote here so get voting for these fantastic Irish attractions and we wish them the very best of luck at the final in December.

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