While it will attract those who are perhaps seeking their roots as opposed to touching them up, it does bring in much needed revenue and must appeal to some though this some are probably just as happy at car crashes where at least they can hamper the rescue services.
It is a shame that NI is effectively being turned into a theme park but it's now on the list of the places you 'have to go to' and it has to be a plus for the economy.
I'm sure the tourists will thoroughly enjoy themselves especially in the youth hostel in Belfast. Kicking out time at the Ranger's Supporters Club is a real treat and perhaps even comparable to Trooping of the Colour, especially for those who prefer blue to red.
been there before and after the ceasefire, always nice place, go on the Belfast minibus tour worth your Tenner, teh driver knows his stuff and points out all the points of Interest Green and Orange troubles locations, bomb incidents, shootings, wall murals as well as Shankill and Falls road tour as well as the usual history of Belfast oldest pub, Harland and Woolf, shipyard, Belfast Castle etc
I went to Belfast about 2 years ago for a weekend piss up, having been a Civvy for 8 years the taxi driver at the airport still clocked me for a squaddie. great weekend out if you were careful which pubs you went to, a lot of stag and hen parties around as well.