• €15 to Amend Ryanair Flight After Online Check-in

    Ryanair passengers can now amend their bookings even after they have checked in online. The service, available from Ryanair’s telephone reservation centres for €15 per passenger per flight, allows passengers to access ‘Manage My Booking’ where they can amend names or change flight dates. The service is available up to 5pm (CET) on...

  • TravelCube Launches Biggest Ever USA Sale

    TravelCube, sister company of GTA (Gullivers Travel Associates), has discounted every hotel in its portfolio located in Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami for the month of September, excluding properties available through TravelCube’s direct connection. Hotels start from a low £8.50 per person per night staying at the Continental Plaza Kissimmee, a 2-star...

  • Mary McGrath Wins 7-Night Thomson Holiday

    Mary McGrath from Falcon Travel Shop Kilkenny was the winner of the top prize of a seven-night all-inclusive holiday with Thomson at the trade evening in the Lafayette Café Bar in Dublin last night. The runner-up prize of luggage, filled with travel goodies, was won by Ciara Masterson of Skytours. Celebrating Thomson’s...

  • Stena Reduces HSS Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead to Seasonal Service

    As first reported on the Irish Travel Trade News website on 11th August, Stena Line has now publicly confirmed its plans to reduce the current HSS fast-ferry Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead operation to a seasonal service. Michael McGrath, Area Director for Stena Line’s business on the Irish Sea, said:

 “The fast craft...

  • Loganair to Replace Aer Arann on Donegal/Dublin

    The Board and Management of Donegal Airport have welcomed the decision by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, to award a three-year PSO contract to Loganair for the continuation of the Donegal/Dublin twice-daily flights. Aer Arann will continue providing the service until the start-up of the new contract...

  • Aer Lingus to Announce €25.9m 2Q11 Operating Profit

    Aer Lingus will be announcing its second quarter and first half 2011 results to market analysts this morning, including a 2Q11 operating profit of €25.9 million – but a 1H11 operating loss of €27.8 million. The highlights will be as follows: Q2 2011 Highlights •        Significant year-on-year improvement in operating profit to...

  • New Guide to Retiring to Bali

    Thinking of retiring? A guide to retiring to Bali is now available for purchase and immediate download from the BaliExpat website. Indonesia offers people over the age of 55 a special retirement visa and there are a growing number of people who are choosing to spend their retirement years living in Indonesia....

  • Ryanair Clubs Fly Free Golf Promotion

    Ryanair passengers who book a November or early December golf break to Faro, from Ireland or the UK, Belgium, France, Germany or the Netherlands before midnight Friday 30th September can bring their golf bag for free – saving €80 on a return flight. Ryanair has teamed up with Booking.com, Hertz and Ryanair...

  • Cork-Dublin Business Travel Survey

    Following the significant concerns expressed by Cork Chamber last week following Ryanair’s announcement that it is to withdraw its Cork-Dublin service from October, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber Chief Executive yesterday highlighted the Chamber’s call for an urgent meeting of regional stakeholders to discuss the issue and announced the launch of a business...

  • Emirates to Go Daily to Narita

    From 1st November Emirates will introduce two extra flights a week to provide a daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Narita International Airport. Emirates has been flying to Narita since launching the route on 28th March 2010 and will continue to use a Boeing 777-300ER on the route with eight private suites...

  • Irish Ferries Buy One Get One Free at Alton Towers

    Irish Ferries is offering two park tickets for the price of one to families seeking an adventure break at Alton Towers this autumn. Valid for travel from 1st September until 31st October, this offer equates to €99 per person for a family of two adults and two children inclusive of a two-nights...

  • United / Continental Resume Flights at New York Airports

    United Airlines and Continental Airlines will resume flight departures at noon today (local time) at its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, following the carriers’ suspension of operations Saturday and Sunday due to Hurricane Irene. United and Continental employees from other domestic locations will...

  • Nine New Routes from Flybe

    Flybe is now Finland’s newest airline following the completion of its joint acquisition with Finnair of Finnish Commuter Airlines (Finncomm). Its new route network features 24 regional routes offering 416 flights a week. This includes all existing routes previously operated by Finncomm plus nine brand new routes. There are four from Helsinki,...

  • 747 from Dublin to Heuston

    Your clients can now travel from Dublin Airport to Heuston – Station, that is – on Dublin Bus Airlink’s 747 route. The service costs €10 return / €6 single (children half price) and travels via the Port Tunnel to the O2, Dublin Convention Centre, IFSC, Busaras, Connolly Station, O’Connell Street, Trinity College...

  • NYC Airports Close as Hurricane Irene Heads North

    New York airports will be closed to incoming flights from noon today (US time) and airlines have cancelled up to 7,000 flights, as Hurricane Irene passes North Carolina and heads up the US east coast, threatening flooding and power outages, with emergencies declared from the Carolinas to the Canadian border. New York...

  • Travel Agency Licence for One Stop Touring Shop

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has granted a travel agency licence, No. 0713, to One Stop Touring Shop Ireland Ltd, with an expiry date of 31st October 2011.