New Flybe flights are good news for Irish tourism
Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Flybe of new flights from Cardiff to Dublin and Cork. Working closely with airlines to build demand for routes is a key priority for Tourism Ireland and these new flights will provide a welcome boost for tourism from Wales to Ireland.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s announcement is more good news for tourism and we look forward to working with Flybe to maximise the promotion of these new flights from Cardiff. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism. Tourism Ireland is committed to working with Flybe, Cork and Dublin Airports, as well as other tourism interests, to promote and help maintain vital routes and services to the island.”
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
- In 2014, we welcomed an estimated 8.6 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.26 billion. Overseas tourism business accounts for 59% of all tourism revenue.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.Ireland.com, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world. In 2014, Ireland.com attracted about 14.25 million visitors.