Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Austrian airline Lauda of a new service from Vienna to Shannon, for summer 2020. It will be a twice-weekly service, commencing in March, and will provide a welcome boost for tourism from Austria next year.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s announcement is good news for tourism to the west coast of Ireland – expanding the options for Austrian holidaymakers to come and experience the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to co-operating with Lauda, Shannon Airport and other tourism partners, to maximise the promotion of inbound travel on this new service. As an island, the importance of convenient flights cannot be overstated – they are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
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 around 325,000 people across the island.
- In 2018, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+5% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €5.86 billion (+5%).
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.