Meetings are Belfast’s big earners

Conferences, and various other forms of high powered talking shops are Belfast’s biggest earners. There’s little doubt it’s kept a vibrant taxi industry affloat.

Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau (BVCB) said the 67 conferences hosted by the city in 2005 – a 30% increase on 2004 – had resulted in visitors paying for over 41,000 nights accommodation. Events have now been booked for as far ahead as 2010.