A big THANK YOU to our STS Belfast Partners

The Social Travel Summit will not be possible without the support of its destination host(s) and other partners. This year, STS Belfast is brought to you in collaboration with our most-valued partners: VisitBritain and Tourism Northern Ireland.


As the strategic body for inbound tourism and the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain has a unique role in raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the value of tourism exports and developing Britain’s visitor economy.

Our mission is to grow the value of inbound tourism to Britain, working with a wide range of partners in both the UK and overseas.


Through our jointly-funded tactical marketing activity, and by working as a key partner on the GREAT Britain campaign, our work attracts global attention – boosting Britain’s appeal as a tourism destination, improving its ranking in the eyes of international travellers, and increasing visitor spending in all parts of Britain.

We act as a route to market for small tourism businesses through our travel trade, digital and retail activities. Through engagement with the industry we work to improve regional distribution and ensure that British destinations and travel products are available for sale around the world.

By offering world-class market insights, trends and performance analysis across sectors, we provide the industry with the research they need to encourage international marketing that’s inspirational and relevant, alongside better targeted product development.

As a trusted advisor to Government and industry on tourism issues, particularly those that affect the UK’s international competitiveness, we provide policy solutions, market intelligence and customer insights.

Tourism Northern Ireland

Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination to domestic tourists, from within Northern Ireland, and to visitors from the Republic of Ireland. We are a non-departmental public body of the Department for the Economy and we work closely with other tourism bodies to help develop the visitor economy here and to market Northern Ireland to incoming visitors.
Tourism NI’s mission is to build the value of tourism to the local economy in partnership with government and industry.

Our vision is to confidently and passionately champion the development and promotion of the Northern Ireland experience.


Travel broadens horizons, creates connections and builds economies. Travel powers progress. And Amadeus powers travel.

We build the critical solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world.

We’ve been doing it for more than 30 years, and we’re just getting started. Innovating. Moving fast. Working with customers and partners to power better, more rewarding journeys. Leading the industry forward to shape a better future of travel.

Amadeus Video Solutions is a cutting edge product of Amadeus Innovations. Through its interactive video player, Amadeus Video Solutions brings destinations to life by providing a wealth of useful travel information to consumers and driving engagement with viewers.


As the national tourism agency – a non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain’s visitor economy. 

Marketing Manchester

Marketing Manchester is the agency charged with promoting Greater Manchester on the national and international stage and the region’s destination marketing organisation.

We are a not-for-profit business unit  incorporated within the Growth Company; an economic and social development agency that includes employment services, skills, business support and organisational development.

Visit Wales

Visit Wales is the Welsh Government’s tourism team, within the Department for Economy, Science and Transport . We are responsible for formulating tourism policy, encouraging investment in, and improving the quality of the visitor experience in Wales. We are also responsible for marketing Wales within the UK and internationally.

Titanic Belfast

Recently voted as the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, exploring the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way.

Make your way through the 9 interactive galleries of the Titanic Experience, explore the symbolism of our iconic building with The Discovery Tour, dine in Bistro 401 or browse for an exclusive gift in our Titanic Store. Walk the decks of the last remaining White Star vessel – SS Nomadic or immerse yourself in the historic Slipways as you uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.

It was established as one of the “six areas of co-operation” under the framework of the Belfast Agreement of Good Friday 1998. Our remit is to increase tourism to the island of Ireland and to support Northern Ireland to realise its tourism potential.

We operate under the auspices of the North/South Ministerial Council through the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in Ireland. We work closely with the two tourist boards on the island, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI, and with our partners in the tourism industry at home and abroad in delivering on our remit.  Tourism Ireland’s up to 150 staff create world-class marketing programmes in 23 markets across the world as well as centrally in Dublin and Coleraine.

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