Dublin welcomes Delta
Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, and Servisair have moved into their new homes at the T2 terminal at Dublin Airport. Pictured is Declan Collier, Dublin Airport Authority, Chief Executive, with a Delta representative. Air access from the US to Ireland is up 6% for summer 2011, or almost 1,550 additional seats per week when compared with summer 2010, according to Tourism Ireland. A total of 115 departures per week from eight US gateways will provide 27,241 seats each week.
Spain’s main course
President of Ireland Mary McAleese has launched a new Bord Bia initiative, designed to boost the image and reputation of Irish food in the Spanish market. The project involves reaching out to student chefs at catering schools across Spain to build stronger relationships with the future generation of chefs and to establish an awareness of, and loyalty to, Irish produce. In 2010, Irish food and drinks exports to Spain were valued at €210 million, an annual increase of 13%.
Pictured in Mount Wolseley Hotel, at a reception for the cast and crew of American cable television channel Syfy’s Destination Truth, are: Rachel Doyle, President of Carlow Chamber; Bernie O Brien, Deputy County Manager; Eileen O Rourke, Carlow Tourism CEO; Walter Lacey and Jim Townsend, Carlow Town and Carlow County Council; and Amanda Horan, Fáilte Ireland, with the syfy TV series star Josh Gates, his investigators and the producer and director team from Ping Pong Productions and NBC.