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Titanic Belfast out to conquer World after winning Europe tourist crown - but it needs your help

By Jonny Bell

Published 11/10/2016

Titanic Belfast - which recently was named Europe's top tourist attraction - is aiming to take on the Las Vegas strip, Machu Picchu and Dublin's Guinness Storehouse to be named the world's leading tourist attraction.

The Belfast dockland attraction is among eight shortlisted in the World Travel Awards leading tourist attraction.

It is the only entry from the UK to be considered and faces stiff competition from the likes of Brazil's Sugarloaf Mountain, Intramuros in the Philippines and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

And Titanic Belfast is asking the public to help make it number one.

Judith Owens, deputy chief executive and director of operations of Titanic Belfast, said: "Voting has officially opened but closes in less than two weeks, leaving little time to put Northern Ireland at the top of the world.

"In less than a minute, you can help ensure that we are the envy of the world with a global title few countries much bigger than ours can only dream of.

"Thanks to huge public support, we are up there with the world's best, but just one more push will make us officially number one. With direct online action, together we can realise a dream few would have ever thought possible.

"To make it a reality, please log on now and make your voice heard by voting for Titanic Belfast. You can also help further by encouraging your family, friends or colleagues to get behind Northern Ireland and cast their vote for Titanic Belfast and by following and spreading the word using #VoteTitanicBelfast on Twitter and Facebook."

Titanic Belfast tells the story of the ill-fated liner and the history of shipbuilding in the city in its nine galleries.

Voted Europe’s leading visitor attraction at the World Travel Awards in 2016 - beating the Eiffel Tower, Acropolis and the Colosseum - the Guardian has described Titanic Belfast as "an inspiring testament to the Titanic and the city that built it".

Since opening in 2012 it has welcomed over 3million people through its doors and won a number of awards.

Voting is open until Monday, October 24, to have your say click here.

Titanic Belfast is one of just eight global finalists in the shortlist to win the title of the World's Leading Tourist Attraction. Backing the campaign are (l-r) Lesley Johnston, Flybe, restauranteur and chef Niall McKenna from James Street South, Michael McQuillan, Tourism Northern Ireland, Hugh Philips, Hastings Hotels, Gerry Lennon, Visit Belfast, Janice Gault, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation and Lyndsey Minford, Aer Lingus.
Titanic Belfast is one of just eight global finalists in the shortlist to win the title of the World's Leading Tourist Attraction. Backing the campaign are (l-r) Lesley Johnston, Flybe, restauranteur and chef Niall McKenna from James Street South, Michael McQuillan, Tourism Northern Ireland, Hugh Philips, Hastings Hotels, Gerry Lennon, Visit Belfast, Janice Gault, Northern Ireland Hotels Federation and Lyndsey Minford, Aer Lingus.

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