Why Belfast…?

In Latest News by Navin Motwani

Belfast - Lonely Planet

In 2018 the RCOT Annual Conference & Exhibition takes place in Belfast – yes that’s right, the land of Game of Thrones, birthplace of the Titanic and most recently voted best region in the world to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet.

Getting the approval to take time out of your busy schedule to attend conference can be hard enough as it is. Well, we’re here to tackle the two biggest objections you may have to going to conference in Belfast

Belfast is too far and it’ll take too long to get there

It doesn’t take as long as you think to get to Belfast:

  • London to Birmingham – 1 hr 25 mins;
  • Belfast to Birmingham – 1 hr 15 mins

There are 22 airports across mainland England, Scotland and Wales that fly direct to Belfast…

  • 1. Inverness
  • 2. Aberdeen
  • 3. Glasgow
  • 4. Edinburgh
  • 5. Newcastle
  • 6. Isle of Man
  • 7. Leeds Bradford
  • 8. Manchester
  • 9. East Midlands
  • 10. Liverpool
  • 11. Birmingham
  • 12. London Luton
  • 13. London Stansted
  • 14. London Gatwick
  • 15. London Heathrow
  • 16. London City
  • 17. Cardiff
  • 18. Bristol
  • 19. Southampton
  • 20. Exeter
  • 21. Newquay
  • 22. Jersey

… you can use any of these 6 airlines:

George Best City Airport and Belfast International Airport are 10 mins and 25 mins respectively from the Annual Conference venue – Belfast Waterfront

It’ll be too expensive to get there

It’s cheaper than you think – the cost of rail and air travel is very comparable at the moment with flights on low cost airlines often cheaper than rail.

  • Return train from London to Birmingham including booking fee is £73.50
  • Return flight from Belfast to Birmingham with hand luggage including booking fee is £64.48*

*N.B. These prices are just examples.Prices for rail and airfares are priced booking three months prior to travel, are booked for peak time travel and are correct at time of publishing. Hotel accommodation costs are comparable to those in an around a city

Titanic Belfast - VisitBelfastCom

Why else should I visit Belfast?

If you really need any more reasons to make the trip to Belfast, you can find out more at the Visit Belfast site.

Register for the RCOT 2018 Conference & Exhibition today.