Corporate travel tourism photography by Roger Kenny Dublin Ireland

The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of  Economic and Community Development, celebrated the relaunch of Aer Lingus’ nonstop flight from Dublin Ireland to Hartford, Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 with an event at Dublin’s Epic The Irish Emigration Museum.

The event welcomed travel agents, tour operators, meeting planners, travel media and industry experts to celebrate the return of the direct flight.

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Ireland, Visit USA, Aer Lingus, Connecticut Airport Authority, Connecticut Tourism Council and Bradley International Airport were in attendance with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont kicking off the celebration with a video welcoming guests to visit the state;

This was followed by speeches from Connecticut Office of Tourism Director Noelle P. Stevenson, Board Chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority and Tourism Council member Tony Sheridan and Aer Lingus Head of Global Leisure Sales Jenny Rafter.

Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed music from DJ Marty Guilfoyle while being immersed in the diverse and inclusive experience Connecticut has to offer. Attendees received goods from Connecticut artisans including Litchfield Distillery and Mystic Knotwork, in addition to educational materials that helped guests plan their next trip to the vibrant New England state.

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