Flagship status for 2013 Twelfth in City - Local - Londonderry Sentinel“Flagship status is granted through the NITB and it will help attract tourists into the City that day and in the days beforehand, which will give traders a financial boost,” he said.
Mr Wray said the City Grand Lodge was expecting around five thousand people to take part in the parade in the old city of Londonderry.
“We are very upbeat about all the events this year and we hope that every section of the community can buy into this event, especially now that it is a Flagship Twelfth,” he said.
Excellent that the first day of the cultural parading season is marked by the NITB decision to grant flagship status to the London-derry 12th July, (another big day out for my mate IID.)Welcome news given that last years season inculding covenant 100th celebrations helped to boost NI's hotel occupancy by 13% (rest of the UK averaged a 1.5% decrease) and that the season boosted NI's economy by an estimated 65 million.
We can also add in 80 quid for my new boots!!