I took this photograph not long after the Titanic Visitor Centre had opened to the public. While I was there it was attracting many visitors but at the time I got the impression that most came from the UK or Ireland and there were very few from the US or Canada. To be honest, while I did like the area, the setting and the building, I found the whole thing somewhat uninteresting despite the fact that I have an interest in ship building and related topics. Note: I am not saying that you should not visit if you get the opportunity to do so.
I felt that, for obvious reasons, the attraction would be very popular during 2012 but that it could begin to fail from 2013 onwards. Anyway, I intend to visit again at the end on this month [June 2014] to see how things are progressing.
The building, now known as Titanic Belfast, was expected to attract 425,000 visitors annually, of whom between 130,000–165,000 would come from outside Northern Ireland. First year visitor numbers significantly exceeded projections, with 807,340 visitors passing through its doors, of which 471,702 were from outside Northern Ireland, according to Titanic Belfast. I cannot find any statistics relating to 2013-2014 but I am assuming that the success continues.