Tourism Ireland has warmly welcomed the announcement of the abolition of air passenger duty (APD) on long-haul flights from January 2013.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The removal of air passenger duty on long-haul flights is really good news for tourism to Northern Ireland. As an island destination, direct and convenient access services, as well as competitive airfares, are vital to our future tourism success. And, given the continuing economic uncertainty in many of our key overseas markets, value for money remains a major factor for people everywhere when choosing a holiday. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with airports, airlines, ferry operators and other tourism interests to drive demand for services from key overseas markets to Northern Ireland and to help maintain our vital network of routes.”