European tourism has long been synonymous with such iconic landmarks as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Acropolis in Athens or the Prado in Madrid. But a new attraction in the unlikely tourist destination of Northern Ireland has overtaken them all, according to a recent survey.
The Titanic attraction in Belfast became Europe’s top travel destination for 2016, according to the World Travel Awards, an honor voted on and bestowed by several hundred thousand industry professionals and members of the public.
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The ill-fated ship was first built in Belfast, and the attraction honors the memory of what was then the largest ship afloat, as well as a feat of human engineering. The attraction features replica cabins and art installations, as well as a walking tour of the slipways where the ship was built.