BVCB chief executive Gerry Lennon added: "Our aim is to ensure Belfast performs well in the competition for local and international visitors and that tourism continues to deliver local growth while sustaining and creating new jobs.
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Add your name, address and daytime telephone number and send (to be received no later than Thursday, September 26), to: The Birmingham Post Promotions Dept, BVCB Competition, PO Box 39, Birmingham B4 6AH.
The winners' names can be obtained by sending a SAE to promoter's address: Promoter: BVCB, Belfast Welcome Centre, 47 Donegall Place, Belfast, BT1 5AD
The Cruise Belfast Partnership, a partnership between BVCB
and the Port of Belfast, works hard to promote Belfast as a destination for European and US cruise liners.
Since we launched the Cruise Belfast Initiative with BVCB in 1999, we have brought 56 ships to the city and this year we expect to welcome our 100,000th cruise visitor.
BVCB is a partnership organisation funded by Belfast City Council and the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and sponsored by Diageo NI.
Gerry Lennon, chief executive of BVCB
, said: "Last year the number of visitors staying overnight in Belfast rose by 25 per cent to almost one million and this campaign is part of a continued marketing strategy designed to encourage that trend.
He said: "At BVCB
we are delighted that people visited Belfast last year in such high numbers, surpassing all projected targets for the year.