Belfast Briefing in Barcelona

Tourism Ireland in Spain has unveiled details of the Belfast 2024 programme of culture at an event in Barcelona attended by 35 leading Spanish travel professionals and journalists.

 Susan Bolger, Tourism Ireland, is pictured with Lorraine Mills, Belfast Millie Tours; Conor Carberry, Tourism NI; singer-songwriter Winnie Ama; Ruth Flynn, Visit Belfast; Diane Poole, Titanic Distillers; and Helen McGorman, Tourism Ireland.

Three tourism companies - Belfast Millie Tours, Titanic Distillers and Visit Belfast - joined Tourism Ireland at the event. Guests were entertained by Belfast-born singer-songwriter Winnie Ama and were updated on some of the great new tourism experiences in Belfast.

Belfast 2024 is a year-long programme of culture and creativity, which will build upon the city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music, as well as its literary reputation. It provides Tourism Ireland with another hook to promote Northern Ireland this year. The organisation is shining a spotlight on Belfast as a great choice for Spanish holidaymakers who want to discover more about our culture. The event was also a good opportunity for Tourism Ireland to highlight ease of access from this part of Spain to Northern Ireland, with direct flights with easyJet from Barcelona to Belfast.