DUBLIN, IRELAND – Planet Earth’s first interstellar tourism campaign has taken off – featuring Ireland’s Skellig Michael, an island off Ireland’s southwest coast – otherwise known as Luke Skywalker’s hide-out in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Wild Atlantic Way tourism campaign coincides with a recent increased interest in Belfast as a destination of choice for international conferences. The city is reaping the rewards of a £1billion investment program which has successfully revitalized, regenerated and renewed its tourism offering. The Belfast Waterfront, the city’s 75,000-sq.-ft. convention center, will welcome nine major international conferences over the next 12 months, generating around 29,000 delegate nights and over £10m for the city.
Belfast Waterfront Convention Centre has welcomed a long line of high-profile international conferences this year, including: Routes Europe 2017, the 15th International Pragmatics Conference and the 44th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics. The venue’s conference events program will continue to host many conventions from a variety of industries including the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit, the European Alliance for Personalized Medicine Congress and the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress.
Dr Frank Amoneit, Managing Director of Euro Fed Lipid, explains why Belfast is the destination of choice for their conference: “Belfast Waterfront’s new expansion put Belfast on the table as a potential host city for the 16th Euro Fed Lipid Congress in 2018. The city’s overall package of facilities, a good spread of hotels nearby the venue and an extensive network of flights made Belfast an attractive destination for our annual conference. In addition, we have received great support from both Belfast City Council and Visit Belfast and are looking forward to hosting our conference in Belfast.”
Due to its partnership with Visit Belfast, the Belfast Waterfront Convention Centre continues to be a force in the international business tourism industry.