ABOUT BELFAST

Belfast may be a small city but don’t let the size fool you – because the city is big on excitement.

Once the home of the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope making and the world famous Harland and Wolff shipbuilders,

Belfast lays claim to a unique history. And there’s something for everyone to love.

Shopping, tours, world-class dining, block rockin’ beats, you name it – we’ve got it. So dig a little deeper and start planning your Belfast adventure!

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NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland makes for a memorable visit and its reputation as a quality tourism destination continues to make waves around the globe, driven in no small part by the Giant’s Causeway, Titanic and the world’s most popular TV show, Game of Thrones®.  Recently, Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route were named the Number One Region in the World to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet.

Its compact size makes it easy to travel from cityscapes to spectacular coastal views in a blink.  

You can spend a morning delving into its intriguing history, an afternoon set-jetting around film locations and an evening enjoying the fruits of its restaurant boom.

Major visitor attractions across Northern Ireland include the  Giant’s Causeway, the ancient city of Derry~Londonderry – Ireland’s only remaining walled city, HMS Caroline – the last remaining ship from the Battle of Jutland, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and the World’s Leading Visitor Attraction, The Titanic. 

Famous for its hospitality and genuine warm welcome, Northern Ireland has piqued the attention of some of the leading publishers and travel writers in recent times.

“Northern Ireland blends centuries of history with an engaging modern vibe that shows time definitely hasn’t stood still.

Mix in welcoming smiles and jaw-dropping vistas, and it all adds up to … travel experiences that simply can’t be had anywhere else” – National Geographic

Renowned for its ‘craic’, atmosphere, bustling bars and contemporary restaurants – all the ingredients for a great visitor experience – welcome to Northern Ireland.

HOT TO GET TO BELFAST

With two airports – Belfast City Airport and Belfast International – and only 90 minutes by road to Dublin International Airport, over 158 European and International destinations service both Belfast and Dublin and 33 direct UK Flights into Belfast, the city is easily accessible for delegates. There are direct flights to Belfast City Airport from major UK airports as well as from Amsterdam (KLM). Belfast International is connected with many European cities. In addition, there are hourly bus services between Dublin International Airport and the centre of Belfast (duration: approximately 2 hours).

The Social Travel Summit 2018 will be held at The Merchant Hotel Belfast, one of the city’s finest hotels.

Read more about the STS venue.