On the occasion of the introduction of the new Aer Lingus direct route on the Cork-Dubrovnik route twice a week starting on May 4, representatives of Aer Lingus and Cork Airport, Jenny Rafter and Brian Gallagher, pointed out above-average expectations regarding the occupancy of the new airline. Organized by the CNTB Representation in London, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, the Irish national airline Aer Lingus and Cork Airport, a promotion of Dubrovnik was held in Ireland’s second largest city and the prestigious River Lee, attended by more than 80 travel agents. “The interactive-educational event confirmed that Dubrovnik as a destination keeps pace with trends dominated by cultural and entertainment facilities and authentic eno-gastronomic experiences. If we add the factor that the Irish economy is on an upward trajectory, and Irish tourists are persistent and large consumers in search of new and inspiring destinations, Dubrovnik has the potential to establish itself as this year’s hit destination in the Irish market. “, concluded Ivana Shiell from the CNTB Representation in London. So now Aer Lingusa connects Ireland with Croatia with direct flights from Split, Pula and Dubrovnik. “Such an event proved 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 occupancy of direct flights and we are very much looking forward to their launch in May. The huge response of the agents is an additional confirmation of how exciting Dubrovnik is in Ireland and we expect that the interest will be reflected on the whole of Croatia, ” stressed Brian Gallagher. A presentation was held and revealed to the present agents the comprehensive potential of the destination from the rich historical and cultural heritage to the tourist facilities and numerous events throughout the year. As they point out from the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, in addition to introducing guests to Dubrovnik as a destination, the successful evening aimed to convince agents of the quality and authenticity of eno-gastronomic offer with Dubrovnik specialties of Croatian chefs and Croatian wines to the sounds of klapa songs. “We expected about forty agents and the media, and twice as many responded, 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 conditions to become the main favorite among Irish tourists. “, added Jenny Rafter.