Conor Wynne

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    CAR Issues Autumn Licensing Timetable

    Last Friday, 24th June, the Commission for Aviation Regulation issued its timetable for the travel trade’s autumn licensing round, and advised applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible after the round opens on 18th July 2011. The latest date for submission of applications is the 15th August 2011. Applications submitted after this...

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    ITAA Board to Discuss Presidency

    The Board of the Irish Travel Agents Association met on 29th June todiscuss the position of ITAA President, following its decision to appoint the current President, Pat Dawson, as the ITAA’s new Interim Manager on a six-month contract as from 1st July 2011. The meeting accepted Pat Dawson’s resignation as President. ‘Beforehand,...

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    Gordon Pullen Opens GPS Travel

    The latest company to be awarded a travel agency licence (number 0709) is Apex Travel Consulting Ltd, which is owned by Gordon Pullen, previously with Apex Travel, Abbey Travel and (in the distant past!) Tedcastle Travel. Gordon is trading as GPS Travel from ground and first floor premises at 26 Eustace Street,...

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    Shannon O’Dowd Joins 1STS

    One Stop Touring Shop has appointed Shannon O’Dowd as Agency Sales Executive. Sharon Jordan, 1STS Business Manager, said: “Shannon is delighted to be joining the team, and although she joins us from outside the travel trade she has a real passion for travel and looks forward to meeting travel agents across the...

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    My Dream Destination…

    Where do you dream of travelling to? For Trish O’Leary of Amadeus it’s Antarctica, while for Naomi Byrne of Travelport it’s Fiji. You too can reveal your dream destination to Irish Travel Trade News on Facebook or to onlinemedia@belgravegroup.ie – go on, you know you want to! Sales Manager Trish O’Leary has...

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    Aer Lingus and Ryanair Increase Charges

    Aer Lingus has quietly, and without any prior notice, raised the administration fee charged at the end of an Internet booking from €10.00 per person to €12.00 per person – a 20% increase, while Ryanair is increasing baggage fees by 50%.   Aer Lingus has also increased the lounge access fee from...

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    Lee Osborne Joins BookaBed

    Lee Osborne has joined BookaBed as Business Development Manager. He was previously with Sunway Holidays for nine years, where he worked as Agency Sales Manager. Lee said: “I am delighted to be joining Karl and the BookaBed team. I spent a fantastic nine years with Sunway Holidays and want to thank all...

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    Slattery Travel Enters East Cork Travel Stable

    Brendan Barry’s Toureen Trading Ltd of Midleton, Co Cork, trading as East Cork Travel and Discover Travel, has taken over Slattery Travel in Fermoy. Joe Slattery plans to retire from the business after almost 50 years in the business – but the Slattery Travel name will remain above the door. Joe’s father...

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    Travel Centres Get the TravelBug

    The Travel Centres consortium’s website is currently undergoing “a major refit and function/identity change” and will re-emerge within a month or so as www.travelbug.ie. A message on the current website states: “TravelBug is the new online initiative from Travel Centres – Ireland’s largest grouping of independently owned, licensed and bonded travel agents...

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    34,500+ Irish Visitors to Dubai Gallery

    Dubai Tourism joined up with Virgin Atlantic, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Atlantis – The Palm in Dublin last week for an informative presentation followed by dinner.

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    UK Government Launches ATOL Consultation

    Up to six million extra holidays out of the UK could be covered by the Air Travel Operators’ License (ATOL) scheme under reform proposals put forward on 23rd June for consultation by UK Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers. The deadline for response is 15th September and the Government plans to introduce the necessary...

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    Three Airlines Open Sales Office, Host Lunch Gallery

    Air France / KLM / Delta Air Lines have officially opened their new sales offices in Dun Laoghaire and recently hosted a lunch in Chapter One in Dublin for key trade partners.

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    New Routes for Air France KLM

    Air France KLM will have introduced 15 new routes by the end of 2011, including a three times weekly Paris CDG – Cape Town service, from 3rd November, and a three times weekly Amsterdam Schiphol – Rio de Janeiro service, from 1st November. Air France will also commence three weekly flights to...

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    KLM Targets Ireland with Global Cyber Giggle

    KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched its interactive cyber greetings card campaign, Giggle Jiggle, in Ireland. Available to create now at www.theklmgigglejiggle.eu, Giggle Jiggle will run as a viral campaign for six weeks, ending on 8th August 2011. KLM’s Giggle Jiggle cards consist of three different animated dancing characters from around the...

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    New York, New York for Breakfast

    Irish visitors to the Big Apple last year totalled some 275,000, comprising 225,000 from the Republic of Ireland and 50,000 from Northern Ireland. This was announced at the annual breakfast for the Irish travel trade hosted in Dublin by NYC & Company and members from New York’s top attractions and hotels. John...

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    Ciaran Carraher Now Chairman of European Committee

    Ciaran Carraher, who is the current Chairman of the Irish Visit USA Committee, has been elected as the Chairman of the combined European Visit USA Committee. Congratulations Ciaran on securing this prestigious post for Ireland.