Tourism in BelfastTourism is becoming an ever more important part of life in Belfast. The number of visitors welcomed to the city has grown to over nine million each year. People come here to enjoy the great restaurants, nightlife, the shopping and the city's strong cultural and artistic life.
We work with other organisations to make Belfast a rich and enjoyable experience for the visitor. We have partnerships with:
- Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau
- Northern Ireland Tourist Board
- central government
- the city's trade organisations and the private sector.
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Are you planning a visit?If you are a planning a visit to Belfast we would recommend that you visit the Belfast Welcome Centre where you will find information on everything you need to plan a trip to Belfast. They have recommendations for places to stay, things to do and see and the best way to travel to the city.
Supporting the city's tourism industryWe have a major role to play in the development of the tourism industry in the city and in promoting Belfast to the outside world. Our focus is on:
- building cultural tourism
- developing tourism 'products'
- supporting our evening economy
- carrying out research
- monitoring tourism activity.
Tourism is important in making Belfast a successful city. Visitors not only contribute to the social and cultural life of the city but bring substantial money into the local economy.