Organized by representatives of HTZ in London and the Tourist Board of Dubrovnik, the Irish national air carrier Aer Lingus and Cork Airport promoted Dubrovnik in Ireland’s second-largest city, which was attended by more than 80 travel agents, reports HRTurizam on March 15, 2019.
Introducing the new direct Aer Lingus service between Cork and Dubrovnik, which will run twice a week starting May 4, representatives of Aer Lingus and Cork Airport, Jenny Rafter and Brian Gallagher, highlighted the above-average expectations regarding the availability of the new service.
“This event has proven to be an excellent example of exchanging experiences and ideas of the tourism and aviation industry of Croatia and Ireland. We have extremely high expectations regarding the availability of direct flights and with great impatience we await their launch in May. The enormous response of the agents added confirmation that Dubrovnik is an exciting destination in Ireland and we expect that interest will be reflected throughout Croatia,” said Brian Gallagher.
“We were expecting about forty agents and media, and it was twice as big, which is proof of the incredible appetite of the Irish tourist market for Dubrovnik. Ireland is ready for something new and different, and Dubrovnik meets all the requirements to become the main favorite among Irish tourists,” added Jenny Rafter.
“This interactive and educational event has confirmed that Dubrovnik as a destination keeps pace with the trends dominated by cultural and entertainment content and authentic eno-gastronomic experiences. If we add to the fact that the Irish economy is on the upward path, and the Irish tourists are still large consumers looking for new and inspiring destinations, Dubrovnik has the potential to establish itself as this year’s hit destination on the Irish market,” concluded Ivana Shiell, representative of the Croatian National Tourist Board in London.
A presentation was held for the agents which revealed the comprehensive potential of the destination, from the vibrant historical and cultural heritage to tourist capacities and numerous events throughout the year. According to the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, this successful evening was aimed at convincing the agents of the quality and authenticity of Dubrovnik’s wine and gastronomy offer alongside Dubrovnik’s specialties, Croatian wines and the sounds of klapa music.
Aer Lingus now connects Ireland and Croatia with direct flights from Split, Pula, and Dubrovnik.
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