Game Of Thrones
A still image from Game Of Thrones season 7 HBO

Game of Thrones fans now have even more reasons to travel to Belfast this Christmas. The city's international airport has been named Westeros Airport and visitors will be welcomed with a Game of Thrones theme for the remainder of the festive season.

Tourists can expect the Unsullied, some Wildlings and men from the Night's Watch to greet them as soon as they step off the plane.

Northern Ireland has served as the primary filming location for the hit HBO fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's books. This has provided a massive boost to the region's economy in the past few years.

Apart from the capital city Belfast, the show is also filmed in various other location across the country including Causeway Coast, Glens, Quoile and the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

These locations have become popular with tourists and it was recently revealed that 2018 could see Northern Ireland welcoming 2.3 million visitors.

Moyra Lock, Head of Marketing at Northern Ireland Screen, said: "The show has spearheaded a growing screen tourism phenomenon and we're delighted to welcome all fans and travellers officially to Westeros this December.

"The series has catapulted Northern Ireland into the premier league of global production locations and a huge legacy for the screen industry will be the local and highly skilled crew-base with vast experience on a show of size and scale that has the highest production values on television today."

Graham Keddie, managing director of Belfast International Airport added: "As the principal airport for Northern Ireland, we look forward to welcoming the hundreds of thousands of passengers, as well as meeters and greeters that will be travelling through the terminal over the festive period and will be able to visit Westeros, right here, at Belfast International Airport."

The renaming of Belfast International Airport to Westeros Airport has been done to celebrate the official launch of Game of Thrones Season 7 on Blu-ray and DVD.

Here are some of the excited Tweets from visitors at the airport: