Belfast Lands Travel Conference
UKinbound, a leading travel trade association, has announced it will host its annual convention in Belfast in September 2023.
Almost 300 businesses from the UK’s global inbound tourism sector will travel to Northern Ireland to attend the convention. The event brings together leading tour operators and buyers who deliver business from all over the world, including the United States, the Middle East and Asia.
Tourism Ireland worked closely with Tourism NI and Visit Belfast to secure the winning bid to host the conference, which will involve B2B workshops, industry discussions and networking sessions during the two-day event. There will also be familiarisation trips for delegates to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do – allowing the tourism industry here to build relationships and secure new business.
Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said:
"It is a tremendous honour that Belfast has been selected as the venue for the 2023 UKinbound Annual Convention. Tourism Ireland was pleased to have worked closely with Tourism NI and Visit Belfast to secure this event which confirms Belfast, and Northern Ireland, as a world-class destination.
"This annual convention, as well as the pre and post familiarisation visits here, presents a superb opportunity to showcase Belfast and Northern Ireland to nearly 300 top global inbound tour operators and buyers who deliver business from all over the world, including the United States and the Middle East – helping to secure a greater share of their business for Northern Ireland in 2023 and beyond."