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Belfast and Cork hotels reapTitanic tourism benefits

Accommodation search engine Hotel.com has revealed that recent events commemorating 100 years since the sinking of Titanic saw interest in local hotels grow significantly.

Searches for hotels in Belfast saw an increase of 312% during April while accommodation venues in Cobh in Co. Cork experienced a hike in interest of 449%.

Both Belfast and Cork are believed to have been the focus of tourists’ attention recently because of their direct links with the ill-fated vessel and their busy event schedules that marked the milestone anniversary.

Speaking to The Sun, Kate Hopcraft of Hotels.com said: “The opening of the Titanic Experience and the events in Cobh have meant both these places seen a significant increase in April.”

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