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Titanic Belfast chief Judith Owens: I've never worked harder in my life than I have during lockdown... but I'm glad to be back'

Judith Owens, head of Titanic Belfast, on the pressures she has faced and the steps being taken to try to pull in more staycation visitors

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Judith Owens says lockdown has been the biggest challenge she has faced in business

Judith Owens says lockdown has been the biggest challenge she has faced in business

Judith hopes to attract more people from Northerm Ireland, the Republic and Great Britain

Judith hopes to attract more people from Northerm Ireland, the Republic and Great Britain

Judith Owens says lockdown has been the biggest challenge she has faced in business

Judith Owens says lockdown has been the biggest challenge she has faced in business

Titanic Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Judith Owens says lockdown has been the biggest challenge she has faced in business

It's one of Northern Ireland's most famous tourist attractions, pulling in millions of visitors mesmerised by the Titanic story over a century on from its tragic sinking.

But even the eternal lure of the luxury liner built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast couldn't protect Titanic Belfast from the impact of coronavirus on tourism and the economy. The venue, named World's Leading Tourist Attraction in the World Travel Awards 2016, took the same hit as the smallest bed and breakfast.

The visitor attraction was closed down in March, ahead of the start of the official UK Government lockdown.