• Lionel Richie Completes the Emirates Wow Factor

    Emirates was ‘Talk of the Town’ in Dublin yesterday … and will continue to be today after a great launch party last night, when an Emirates-themed Convention Centre, Dublin welcomed guests from the Irish travel and cargo industries for a visually powerful presentation of Emirates World, a Gala Dinner and non-stop entertainment...

  • Emirates ‘Talk of the Town’

    A strong team from Emirates is in Dublin today to promote the start-up of the airline’s daily Dublin – Dubai service on 9th January 2012. Front-page advertisements in major daily newspapers are headed ‘Talk of the Town’, a media briefing breakfast was held this morning in the Shelbourne Hotel, and tonight travel...

  • CAR Issues Two Licences

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has now renewed the travel agency licence (TA 0688) for Manasik Tours, which had expired on 31st October 2011. The CAR has also issued a new tour operator licence (TO 259) to O’Connor Bus Hire Ltd of Castlelawn, Kilbrittain, Bandon, Co Cork.

  • Emirates Launches A380 Wi-Fi Connectivity

    Customers on 11 Emirates A380s – with more to come – can now surf, share, email, or tweet their way across the Emirates network as the airline launches wi-fi Internet connectivity with industry service provider OnAir. Customers can access the service onboard their flight using their wi-fi enabled devices including smartphones, tablets...

  • Dublin’s Leap Card Goes Live Today

    From today, the ‘Leap’ card goes for public sale with commuters in the greater Dublin area now being able to switch between Bus, Luas, Dart and Rail services with one ticket. Public transport users can purchase and top up their Leap Card at more than 350 authorised Leap Card agents (Payzone) across...

  • ‘Beautiful Thailand’ Campaign to Restore Tourists’ Confidence

    As the flooding situation in Thailand has stabilised and flood waters are receding, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is accelerating its efforts to ensure travellers and tour operators worldwide to understand that Thailand’s tourism sector is open for business and welcoming visitors through a recovery campaign called ‘Beautiful Thailand’. Ireland’s Department of...

  • Hertz Offers Supercars in UK

    Hertz Offers Supercars in UK Hertz UK has announced a partnership with luxury supercar hire company Première Velocity. Hertz customers can now drive some of the world’s most desirable super cars at a 5 per cent discount when they book via hertzsupercars.com, including the Lamborghini LP560-4 Bicolore, Porsche Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet,...

  • Travelport 3Q11 Net Revenue Up 4 Per Cent

    Travelport has announced its financial results for the third quarter ended 30th September 2011, with net revenue up 4% on 3Q10 and volume up 3%. Financial Summary for Third Quarter 2011: 
($ in millions) Net Revenue – Q3 2011: $509 (2010: $488) Operating Income – Q3 2011: $51 (2010: $75) Adjusted EBITDA...

  • United Announces Washington DC – Doha Service via Dubai

    United Airlines will launch a daily B777 service between its Washington DC/Dulles hub and Doha, Qatar, service via Dubai from 1st May 2012.

  • Glasgow – Toronto with Sunwing in Summer 2012

    Canadian low-cost airline Sunwing Airlines is to commence direct twice-weekly flights from Glasgow Airport to Toronto in April 2012 for the summer. Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Demand for any direct route between Scotland and Canada is always extremely high. Sunwing’s service is a welcome addition to our extensive...

  • Vietnam Airlines Commences Non-Stop London Gatwick – Vietnam Service

    Vietnam Airlines has commenced its London Gatwick (North Terminal) four times weekly non-stop service to Vietnam (to Hanoi on Tuesday, Friday and to Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, Saturday) using B777-200ER aircraft with 25 seats in Business Class, 54 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy. Flight VN144 departs Gatwick at...

  • Ryanair to Open Billund Base

    Ryanair will open its 48th base at Billund Airport in Denmark in March 2012 with two based aircraft and 19 routes, including five new ones to Carcassonne, Corfu, Krakow, Venice and Zadar.

  • Dubai Shark Reproduces Without a Male

    A zebra shark in the aquarium of Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is reported to have successfully reproduced in the absence of a male. The Aquarium team of Burj Al Arab has announced that the zebra shark inhabiting the hotel’s ‘underwater restaurant’ aquarium is the first shark of its species to...

  • Wizz Air Direct from Cork to Gdansk and Poznan

    With the group draws recently completed for Euro 2012, Irish soccer fans will be able to take advantage of direct flights from Cork to Gdansk and Poznan in Poland where their Group C matches will take place next June. Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland side will kick start their campaign against Croatia in Poznan...

  • Tokyo Still Most Expensive City for Expats

    Tokyo has retained its position as the most expensive city for expatriates in the latest Cost of Living Survey by ECA International. Oslo is the most expensive in Europe, Luanda in Africa, Tel Aviv in the Middle East, Caracas in Central/South America, and Vancouver in North America. Twice a year the survey...

  • Sense Of Flying

    This is a flight NOT to be recommended to your clients! Website rawstory.com has posted this film...