New flight from Verona is good news for tourism from Italy
Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by Jet2 of a new flight from Verona to Belfast International Airport for summer 2015, which is another boost for tourism to Northern Ireland from Italy.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement by Jet2 of a new service from Verona is more good news for tourism to Northern Ireland. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in visitor numbers. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Jet2 and other tourism interests, through co-operative marketing, to drive demand for this new service – as we work with other carriers and partners to promote and help maintain vital routes and services to Northern Ireland."
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is responsible for in excess of 5.2% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 43,000 jobs.
- In 2014, we welcomed an estimated 1.8 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £508 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is ireland.com, which is rolling out in 11 different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year