The second leg of the Aer Lingus Taste of America Roadshow came to Dublin at The Alex. Hotel Aer Lingus brought 18 partners from the USA to update trade and media on latest product from all regions of the states.
The glamorous and smart new Aer Lingus cabin crew uniform, including for the first time trousers for the ladies, was worn by hostesses Nicky Dempsey and Megan Hickey, who looked stunning in their new regalia.
Representing Massachusetts OTT and Discover New England, Patricia Purdue told ITTN that the regions continue to be major attractions for Irish visitors.
Delighted to be back in Dublin was Julie Greenhills from the Greg Evans Consultancy, representing Philadelphia CVB, who told ITTN that the Aer Lingus flight to Chicago was helping to make the windy city and region even more attractive to the Irish tourist.
Karl Moen from the Walt Disney Company said that Disney continues to attract thousands of Irish visitors and the product is still one of the leading tourist attractions in the USA.
The USA is one of the main sources of revenue for Aer Lingus. Development of the 13 routes to the USA continues with plans for more routes in 2020 and beyond.
With prize draw prizes on offer to Seattle and Minneapolis St Paul, Gillian Purser from Marble City Travel and Dee Ritchie from Cassidy Travel were the lucky winners of flights, hotel accommodation and attraction passes.