Titanic Belfast ‘world’s leading tourist attraction’

Titanic Belfast has been crowned the best tourist attraction in the world.

The museum, which opened in 2012, staved off competition from Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, the Las Vegas Strip and Peru's Machu Picchu to clinch the accolade at a ceremony for the World Travel Awards in the Maldives.

It is the first time any attraction from Ireland, north or south, has won in the 23-year history of the awards, dubbed the Tourism Oscars.

Earlier this year, the multimillion-pound visitors' centre beat the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Rome's Colosseum, the Acropolis of Athens and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to scoop the best in Europe accolade.

More than three million people from around the world have already visited Titanic Belfast since opening in 2012.

This year, more than 84 per cent of the visitors came from outside Northern Ireland and the attraction has been described by travel writers as 'an inspiring testament to the Titanic and the city that built it'.

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