The Convention Centre Dublin has announced that it will host the live televised UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying draw, which will take place on December 2nd, 2018. The 2020 championships mark the 60th anniversary of UEFA’s prestigious competition.
Icelandair has announced a new year-round service to Dublin, Ireland, beginning May 8th, from their hub in Keflavik, Iceland. The non-stop flights will operate six days a week with connections onwards to 20 gateways in North America.
Adare Manor has appointed Paul Heery to the role of general manager. The announcement comes as the five-star castle hotel enters its final refurbishment phase.
Residents of Qatar can now apply for visas to Ireland at a centrally-located Visa Application Centre launched in Doha by the embassy of Ireland in partnership with VFS Global. Applicants can visit the centre to enrol their biometrics and submit visa applications in a modern and comfortable environment.
bmi regional has commenced its new service between London Stansted and City of Derry Airport, with dignitaries from both destinations there to celebrate the launch. Passengers arriving on the first in-bound flight and the connecting outbound flight were treated to cake and coffee to celebrate the launch.
Marriott International has revealed plans to launch its ever-popular Aloft Hotels brand in Ireland through a franchise agreement with Blackpitts Hospitality. Slated to open in the spring of 2018, Aloft Dublin City will mark the tech-forward brand’s debut in the Irish capital, and will introduce an exciting accommodation option in Dublin’s historic ‘Liberties’ quarter.
In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has announced that it will be adding capacity between and Ireland and Finland across the 2017 winter and summer seasons. Due to high demand, Finnair will add an additional weekly frequency between Dublin and Helsinki for the winter 2017 season.
Adare Manor, one of Ireland’s most renowned resort hotels with a list of prestigious accolades nearly as long as its history, announces a multi-phase transformation to restore the property to its century splendour. To maintain its commitment to providing guests with unrivalled facilities and services, Adare Manor closed its doors in January 2016 for an 18-month intermission and will debut its new look in September 2017.
Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced another development within its route network just one week into 2017, confirming that Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, will launch a new connection to Cork. Set to commence on May 6th, the twice-weekly seasonal service will utilise the carrier’s 72-seat ATR-72, adding 35 flights to CAN’s summer schedule.
The Guinness Storehouse saw a new record for visitor numbers in 2016, with a ten per cent increase in arrivals. Some 1,647,408 guests passed through its doors in the last 12 months. The increase mirrors current trends in Irish tourism, which has seen a bumper 2016.