Visit Britain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event of Explore Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland’ is to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland in May 2020.
The event, VisitBritain’s largest annual travel trade event, is next year being held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Belfast from 18 to 20 May. It will see hundreds of international buyers meeting travel industry suppliers from across the UK to do business.
Buyers and journalists from the UK’s largest inbound visitor markets including Australia, France, Germany and the US are expected to attend as well as from Brazil, Canada, China, India and the GCC markets.
UK Tourism Minister Helen Whately said:
“The tourism industry is one of our nation’s greatest strengths and its benefits are felt economically and socially in every corner of the UK.
“Belfast is a fantastic city and offers visitors from around the world a huge array of things to do and see. I’m delighted that VisitBritain’s flagship event will be hosted at the ICC Belfast to showcase the city and the UK on a global scale.”
Tourism is worth more than £127 billion to the UK economy, creating jobs and boosting economic growth across the nations and regions.