• United Continental 2012 MileagePlus Loyalty Programme

    United Continental Holdings has announced the details of its MileagePlus loyalty programme for 2012, including new benefits and services for United’s and Continental’s most-frequent flyers, more options for members to redeem their miles and additional recognition for customers who purchase tickets in premium cabins or at premium economy fare classes. “With MileagePlus,...

  • 17 Job Vacancies with Emirates Airline

    Fancy a job with Dubai-based Emirates in Dublin? In preparation for the launch of its daily Dublin-Dubai service next January, the airline has 17 job vacancies in Dublin, including a Manager – Republic of Ireland, a Finance & Administration Manager, an Executive Secretary, six sales positions, five in airport services, and three...

  • Insight Video for e-Marketing by Agents

    Insight Vacations has introduced a new version of its personalised video for 2012. The video features beautiful, aspirational imagery that serves to ignite holiday inspiration in viewers, as well as explain the Insight difference, such as premium hotels in desirable locations, luxury coaches with business class legroom, and the services of an...

  • Onboard Spas for Stena Line Ships

    Stena Line’s two new Superfast vessels, which will be introduced on the new Cairnryan – Belfast route in November, will have a Nordic Spa on board. Stena Superfast VII and Superfast VIII will be the largest ferries ever to sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland and are currently undergoing extensive upgrades in...

  • Business Travel Launch at The Lost Society

    ‘Business Travel’, the website, monthly ezine and quarterly magazine for Irish business travellers and bookers, held a launch reception at The Lost Society night club in Powerscourt House, Dublin, last Thursday evening that was attended by an eclectic mix of business travellers, travel agents, TMCs, and representatives of airlines, hotels, media and...

  • EasyJet Launches Summer 2012 Schedule from Belfast

    EasyJet has today launched its summer 2012 schedule with a choice of more than 300 destinations. The airline will be operating 22 summer routes from Belfast International Airport, which are all available to book now for travel from 25th March through to 2nd September 2012. Seats go on sale later today to...

  • €6m Investment for Irish Rail

    The Government has announced a €6 million investment programme for Irish Rail. The funding will go to line speed improvements, further rollout of wi-fi on the train service and fuel saving technology to reduce costs. The funding is coming from reallocated capital within the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport and is...

  • Avis On Location Corporate Car Rental Programme

    Avis Rent A Car has introduced ‘Avis On Location’ to provide corporate clients with on-site vehicle rentals in the USA and Canada. Based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and pilot tests conducted with several major corporate customers, Avis On Location enables the company to rent vehicles and accept returns on corporate...

  • Virgin Atlantic Increases Flights to Caribbean

    In its winter schedule, Virgin Atlantic will be offering additional flights to Barbados, Cuba, Grenada and Tobago – and will also offer 14% more Premium Economy seats.  

  • Air France KLM Orders 110 A350 and B787 Aircraft

    The Air France KLM Board of Directors has approved the Group’s order of 110 long-haul aircraft (50 firm orders and 60 options), still subject to the finalisation of discussions with the manufacturers. Finalised contracts are expected before the end of the year. This first joint long-haul order by Air France and KLM...

  • Ryanair Online Guide to Avoiding Optional Fees

    Ryanair has published a free online guide entitled ‘How Do I Avoid Paying Optional Fees?’. The guide urges passengers to avoid bringing checked-in bags, ensure they check-in online to avoid boarding card reissue penalties, and complete their booking with MasterCard Prepaid to avoid administration fees. The guide, which is available with a click through...

  • New CityJet Pan-European Marketing Campaign

    On Monday 19th September 2011, CityJet will launch a new £1 million pan-European multi-platform brand-building above-the-line marketing campaign that includes outdoor, print, broadcast and online creative executions. The five-week campaign will focus primarily on the London region but will also run across Ireland (Dublin), Scotland (Edinburgh and Dundee) and the Benelux countries....

  • Lovely, Lively Amadeus Golf Day in Adare

    The 7th Amadeus Ireland Golf Day, held at Adare Manor in Co Limerick on Wednesday, was a great day for the 65 guests who attended – the occasion is best described as “very lively”. As always, the Amadeus sales team of Volker Lorenz, Trish O’Leary and Olwen McKinney were on hand to...

  • Travelsavers Lunch and Learn in Dublin

    At a Lunch and Learn function today in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin, Travelsavers Ireland launched its ‘Cruise into Savings’ promotion for October in conjunction with the consortium’s preferred cruise suppliers: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Carnival, Holland America, Silversea and Norwegian. Mary King, Marketing Manager, told the agents attending:...

  • Hertz and TomTom Partner to Ensure Drivers are NeverLost

    Hertz has partnered with TomTom to offer vehicle rental customers across Europe the latest edition of the Hertz NeverLost satnav system. NeverLost 4 is based on the TomTom Via 120 EU with its unique dynamic routing, providing customers the fastest route to their destination based on the latest traffic situation. The navigation devices...

  • EasyJet increases Belfast – Amsterdam Flights

    EasyJet has expanded its daily service from Belfast International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. There are now two flights on Monday and Friday, and a second flight will operate on Sunday from 6th November, bringing the weekly total on the route to 10.