Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes the announcement by Jet2
of its new flight from Naples to Belfast International Airport. The new, weekly service will commence in May 2018 and will provide a welcome boost for tourism from Italy to Northern Ireland.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The announcement of the new Jet2 flight from Naples to Belfast is excellent news for tourism to Northern Ireland in 2018 and will certainly expand travel options for holidaymakers from Italy wishing to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland looks forward to co-operating with Jet2, Belfast International Airport and other tourism partners, to maximise the promotion of inbound travel on this new weekly service. As an island destination, the importance of convenient, competitive air services cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving further growth in inbound tourism.”
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 2016, we welcomed approximately 2.1 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £527 million.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted about 19.37 million visitors in 2016.