Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Norwegian of a new flight from Hamilton (Ontario) to Dublin. The new service will operate daily, commencing in March 2019, providing another welcome boost for travel from Canada to the island of Ireland.
Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said: “We are delighted to hear that Norwegian will launch a new flight from Hamilton (Ontario) to Dublin next spring. It’s more good news for Irish tourism as we begin to plan for 2019. We look forward to working closely with Norwegian to maximise the promotion of this new flight from Hamilton and continue to grow Canadian visitor numbers. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
2017 was the best year ever for Irish tourism from Canada – with visitor numbers increasing by around 12% over 2016. Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of promotions again in 2018, to build on this success and continue to grow Canadian visitor numbers.
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 281,000 people across the island.
- In 2017, we welcomed approximately 10.65 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.78 billion.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.