Irish Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe announced there will likely be two new destinations from Ireland to US next year.
Two flight destinations that are being considered are Los Angeles and the east coast, as well as Texas and the American southwest.
As Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Niall Gibbons said, “Ireland has never been easier to get to, with more than 40,000 seats leaving 11 gateways across the U.S. each week. This growth in direct air capacity has allowed us to increase Ireland’s market share of the U.S. outbound travel market to Europe to 10 percent, and deliver what we expect will be a third record year for Irish tourism from the U.S.; year-to-date visitor figures through end of July are trending well at plus-15 percent.”
A new program of campaigns will be unrolling around ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’, a new concept that looks to challenge the wild Atlantic Way as a key tourist pull.