Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 4 October 2015

Purple flag awards go to best places for a night out

Published 12/10/2011

Four cities and towns across Northern Ireland have been awarded Purple Flag status.

The successful centres – Belfast, Enniskillen, Bangor and Londonderry – have all been recognised for showing visitors an entertaining, diverse, and safe night out.

It’s the first time Purple Flag accreditation has been awarded to Northern Ireland.

Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – backed by Government, police and business.

To achieve Purple Flag status towns and cities must be welcoming to everyone, offer safe ways for visitors to travel home, provide a good mix of venues and be appealing after dark.

Purple Flag towns benefit from more visitors, lower crime and anti-social behaviour and improved perceptions of centres.

Locally, the project has been partly funded by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB).

Robert Cully, director of Business Development at NITB, said: “We are thrilled to have Purple Flag in Northern Ireland and offer our congratulations to all involved.”

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