Aer Lingus Regional has launched flights from Southampton Airport to Cork Airport in the south of Ireland. The new route, operated by Stobart Air, will operate up to five times weekly. Located on the south-west coast of Ireland, Cork is the second largest city and is a cosmopolitan city full of culture, colour and variety with plenty to do for a weekend break or an extended summer holiday.
The Guinness Storehouse is celebrating a record number of visitors for 2015 as 1,498,124 guests passed through its doors over the last 12 months, breaking the previously held record of 1,267,807 in 2014. This represents an 18 per cent increase on the 2014 visitor numbers and sees the Home of Guinness retaining its position as Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction.
Finnair has announced that, due to passenger demand, it is adding an additional 1,800 seats between Dublin and Helsinki, in Finland, in summer 2016. The route, which launched in April 2015 with a flight time of just three hours, connects Dublin with Helsinki, which is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Northern Europe.
The Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness and Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction, has celebrated its 15th anniversary. Since opening its doors in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse, a seven-storey treasure trove of all things Guinness, has welcomed almost 14 million visitors.
Figures from the Ireland’s Central Statistics Office indicate this was the best ever January to June period for overseas visitors to the country, with almost 3.9 million arrivals recorded. Overseas visitor numbers have increased by 11.7 per cent over the first half in 2014 – an additional 407,100 visitors.
One of Europe’s largest airline groups, Air France KLM, is to commence operations from Northern Ireland. George Best Belfast City Airport is the only airport in the UK or Ireland included in expansion plans announced today by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines who will commence a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from May 2015.
Tourism Ireland has welcomed news that overseas visitor numbers have increased by 11 per cent for the December 2013 to February 2014 period. Contributing to the largest share of growth, an additional 79,500 people from Great Britain visited the Island of Ireland giving a 14 per cent increase.
Officials in the Republic of Ireland have confirmed they will scrap air travel tax from April next year. The move has been welcomed by business leaders who hope it will boost tourism in the country.
Tourism Ireland has launched a new and improved website for its GCC audience with an exclusive competition for one lucky winner to experience a ‘road-trip-of-a-lifetime’ along Northern Ireland’s most famous coastal route. Enhancing Tourism Ireland’s online presence in the region, the new website has been developed in response to growing interest in travel to the island of Ireland from the Middle East market.
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