YOUNG Ballymoney woman Sarah Morrison was the lucky recipient of one of the first tickets to Titanic Belfast along with an exclusive ticket to the MTV concert being held on the Slipways in April 2012.
Titanic Belfast tickets went on sale to the public for the first time on Monday 12 December as part of the visitor attraction’s ‘Twelve Titanic Days of Christmas’ campaign.
For ‘Twelve Titanic Days’ until Christmas Eve, anyone buying Titanic Belfast tickets online will not only receive a 5% discount, but will also be entered into a daily prize draw.
Prizes include highly sought after tickets to the MTV Concert taking place next spring at Titanic’s slipway, as well as a unique opportunity to meet Titanic explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard, when he speaks in Titanic Belfast on April 14th, the centenary of the night Titanic struck that infamous iceberg.
Winners will also be to hoping to lay their hands on VIP tickets to special previews before Titanic Belfast’s official opening on March 31st as well as a number of major gala banquets planned for the building’s 1,000-seater Titanic Suite.
Claire Bradshaw, Titanic Belfast’s Marketing Manager, said:
“With just 12 days to go before Christmas we think that tickets to Titanic Belfast will be an ideal present for young and old alike. This is the world’s largest Titanic attraction and will be one of the most exciting and engaging visitor experiences to open anywhere in the world in 2012.
“If that wasn’t incentive enough, we’re offering those buying tickets online the chance to win never-to-be-repeated prizes tied into Titanic’s centenary year and the official opening of Titanic Belfast.”
In addition to the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’, Titanic Belfast has also revealed the new iconic image for its national and international advertising campaigns devised by Belfast-based Ardmore Advertising.
The striking image which combines both Titanic Belfast and RMS Titanic is expected to start appearing on billboards, magazines and newspapers in January.
Claire Bradshaw added:
“We are currently receiving on average of 150-200 enquiries per week through Facebook and the Titanic Belfast website. People, both locally and from across the world, have been eager to ensure that they are among the first to visit Titanic Belfast in 2012 while others have been keen to buy tickets as a Christmas gift for family and friends.”
Tickets for Titanic Belfast can now be bought online at www.titanicbelfast.com where visitors can avail of a 5% discount.
Tickets are also available via telephone on +44 (0)28 90 766399 or in person at the Belfast Welcome Centre on Donegall Place, Belfast, ranging from £5 for school groups through to £13.50 for adults. Discounts are available for groups, families, students and OAPs.
Titanic Belfast expects to attract in excess of 450,000 visitors next year of whom 150,000 are expected to come from outside Northern Ireland.
Titanic Belfast is an iconic six-floor building featuring nine interpretive and interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her. It is the world’s largest Titanic exhibition.
The building will also house temporary exhibits, a 1,000 seat banqueting suite, education and community facilities, catering and retail space and a basement car park. Visitors will learn about the construction of RMS Titanic and the wide and rich story of Northern Ireland’s industrial and maritime heritage.
Supported by the Northern Ireland Executive, Titanic Belfast is a unique public / private partnership funded by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter Ltd. It is operated by Titanic Belfast Ltd and will be owned by the Titanic Foundation Ltd.
Titanic Belfast is opening in spring 2012 for the centenary of Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Additional space will be devoted to:
Community arts and education facilities
A large gallery for temporary exhibitions, performances and meetings
Cafes, restaurants and shops
Titanic Suite (1,000-seat capacity suite banqueting / conference centre)