Scots set sail to Belfast in ‘Titanic’ numbers

Press Office Northern Ireland on November 2nd, 2012

Stena Line doubles capacity to meet demand for new visitor attraction

TITANIC Belfast’s popularity is proving strong across the Irish Sea as leading ferry company Stena Line has transported 6,000 Scottish visitors on day trips by coach and car to see Belfast’s newest visitor attraction.

In recent months Stena Line has added extra dates for the coach trips from Cairnryan to Belfast and doubled the capacity to accommodate the demand for people travelling from Scotland to visit the popular Titanic exhibition.

Ian Baillie, Route Marketing Manager of Stena Line, is delighted with the popularity of the packaged day trips to the new centre.

He said: “Our day trips from Scotland to Titanic Belfast are doing exceptionally well, so much so that during the summer months we had to add extra departure dates to our dedicated coach trips from Cairnryan. By the end of October, Stena Line will have transported almost 6,000 Scottish visitors alone to the centre since its opening.

“Titanic is proving an extremely popular tourist attraction and is another excellent reason for passengers to travel with Stena Line to explore the sights of Northern Ireland,” Ian added.

Northern Ireland’s largest ever tourism project, which explores the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way, opened in March 2012 and has attracted 600,000 visitors to date.

Tim Husbands, CEO of Titanic Belfast, believes that the Stena Line day trips are a fantastic package.

“Visitors from Scotland via Stena Line’s packaged day trips make up a significant proportion of our target annual footfall to date,” said Tim. “We are thrilled with our partnership with Stena Line and look forward to welcoming many more of its customers to Titanic during the Autumn and Winter season.”

For further information on a range of day trips with Stena Line to various locations across the UK, visit www.stenaline.co.uk/daytrips, call 08447 70 70 70 or visit your local travel agent.

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