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14 Jan 2015

Tourism Ireland welcomes new Jet2 flight from Verona to Belfast International Airport

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