Art enthusiasts, food lovers, shopaholics and culture vultures in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to take an Autumn break to Glasgow as the City Marketing Bureau (GCMB) joins forces with Stena Line to create a range of great value short breaks to discover the hidden gems of our Celtic cousins.
GCMB is also working with Glasgow Restaurants Association, Glasgow’s Leading Attractions and the Mackintosh Heritage Group to promote the great food, amazing architecture, fantastic shopping and fun attractions that are just a short ferry crossing away. 2012 is the year of Creative Scotland and the work of innovative Glasgow Art Nouveau architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh is being celebrated in a two week festival from October 15–28.
GCMB’s Senior Marketing Communications Manager Elaine Dickie says autumn is the perfect time to visit Glasgow. “We’ve teamed up with Stena Line and a number of partners to offer great value breaks to Glasgow with plenty of choice and things to do for everyone. Discounts are on offer for attractions with many museums and galleries free to visit. From November people can come over for Christmas shopping as Glasgow has the best retail offering in the UK outside of London, including the unmissable style mile.”
Stena Line’s Marketing Manager Ian Baillie said: “If you’re looking for a vibrant city break to brighten up your Autumn, Glasgow really has so much to offer, families, friends and couples, just a short ferry crossing from Belfast.
“Working alongside Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Stena Line has created a great range of packages for people travelling from Northern Ireland whether they are going by car, coach or rail. We’ve also teamed up with the Glasgow restaurants to offer Stena Line passengers a free glass of wine per person and a soft drink for kids with orders from the a la carte menu,” he added.
The picture above right shows Glasgow singer/songwriter Graeme Clark, from international pop band Wet Wet Wet, Elaine Dickie of GCMB, and Ian Baillie from Stena Line at the launch of the Autumn Breaks campaign.