We will now be able to get direct flights to the home country of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, and Michelle Yeoh. Awesome.
Cathay Pacific is to start direct flights from Dublin to Hong Kong from June 2018. So, what’s to see in Hong Kong? Only just a billion levels of awesome. Go onto TripAdvisor and see just how much there is to do in Honkers. It’s an awesome part of the world. And actually for those who are going to and from Australia and Ireland, it’s a nice change from Abu Dhabi, which is the current stopover fave.
Dublin Chamber has been a driving force behind the establishment of a direct flight between the two countries over recent years.
Says Dublin Chamber CEO, Mary Rose Burke, “The opening of the direct route to Hong Kong is excellent news for Irish business. In a world of increasing uncertainty, it is vital that companies diversify markets and seek to minimise risks. As we await clarity on how Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will play out, it is important for companies to consider opportunities in new markets. Huge opportunities exist in Hong Kong for Irish firms and the country also provides a gateway into the increasingly lucrative Chinese market. There exist very strong synergies between Ireland and Hong Kong that would enable us to share the knowledge and skills necessary to drive two-way trade and investment links in the areas of fintech, education, technology, tourism and food and beverages.”
Dublin Chamber said it is seeing very strong interest currently from Asian firms seeking to explore business opportunities in and with Ireland. But who cares about business when you can sail through the harbour in an old Junk ship, while sipping sake and eating Cantonese food? Food first. Business second.
If you are going to Australia or just want to holiday somewhere new, sus it out people… before Kim Jong-un kills everyone in the region.