• Stansted Express Tickets Direct to Mobile or Smartphone

    Stansted Express customers can now purchase tickets online and have them sent direct to their mobile telephone or smartphone via a text message. They can already request tickets through the Print at Home e-ticket service that was introduced last year. Customers can either use the web address in the text to retrieve the...

  • Travelport Rooms and More Signs Up Booking.com

    The Travelport Rooms and More hotel booking engine now includes accommodation offers from Booking.com, which joins content aggregators such as Agoda, Hotels.com and LateRooms. Rooms and More customers now have access to 675,000 hotels and holiday properties worldwide. A further 65,000 are to be included later this year.

  • Dublin Airport Pays €1.5m to Airlines that Grew in 2011

    Dublin Airport Authority is paying €1.5 million in airport charges rebates to 30 of its airline customers that grew their operations at Dublin last year. 

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 2% to 18.7 million last year as more than 300,000 extra people used the airport. A total of 30 airlines...

  • Two Majorca Clubs Join Leading Golf Courses

    Two golf courses in Majorca, Club de Golf Alcanada and Golf Son Gual, have been accepted as members of the international association Leading Golf Courses. About 80 courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland already belong to the association.

  • Air Berlin Now Flying Daily to Budapest

    Starting Monday 6th February 2012, and in response to its codeshare partner Malev’s ceasing operations, Air Berlin will fly once daily to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. The aircraft will depart Berlin at 12.45 and arrive Budapest at 14.20. The return flight departs at 15.00 and arrives at 16.35. Tickets are available...

  • Ryanair Introduces ‘Cash Passport’

    Ryanair has introduced a ‘Ryanair Cash Passport’ in Ireland, a MasterCard prepaid card (managed by Access Prepaid Worldwide) that replaces other MasterCard Prepaid cards as the only way to avoid the airline’s €6 “administration fee” for Irish originating bookings from 1st March 2012 onwards. The card costs €10 to buy, there is...

  • Fastnet Line to Close Cork – Swansea Ferry

    Following its suspension of sailings in November due to rising fuel costs, and the recent failure to complete a viable rescue plan, the owners, West Cork Tourism Co-operative Society, is to close the Fastnet Line Cork – Swansea ferry service, citing “state aid rules and red tape”.

  • Air France Works to Minimise Strike Disruption

    Following a call for strike action in France from Monday 6th to Thursday 9th February made by several unions in the airline sector, Air France said: “We are doing all we can to limit the impact of this strike on our operations and to inform customers in advance, as quickly and as...

  • Malev Ceases Operations

    Malev, the state-owned Hungarian airline, ceased flying with debts of €205 million after the government withdrew financing. The airline, which was placed under bankruptcy protection earlier this week, stopped operating all fights at 06.00 this morning. Chief Executive Lorant Limburger said: “Unfortunately, what we fretted about the most and what we have...

  • Air Berlin Joins Oneworld Next Month

    Air Berlin will become a member of the Oneworld alliance on 20th March, while Niki Airlines, which is part of the Air Berlin Group and which commences services from Shannon to Austria this summer, will join as an affiliate member. Air Berlin, whose entry into Oneworld is being sponsored by British Airways,...

  • Plan a Client’s Cruise with Military Precision

    “Planning a cruise is a bit like a military operation! A good travel agent will help the client determine almost everything in advance, including the right drinks package, wine and dine option, sea pass, excursions, etc,” Jo Rzymowska, Associate Vice President and General Manager, UK & Ireland, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, told...

  • Special April Tour Offer from Paradores

    Paradores has a special offer of €1,550 for its seven-night Green Spain & La Rioja escorted tour for small groups from 17th – 24th April, including stays in Paradores at Santilla, Sto Domingo de la Calzada (on the Camino de Santiago in La Rioja), and the 10th century castle at Hondarriba. Other...

  • Travel Centres’ Brave New World

    Travel Centres is distributing a new brochure, ‘The Brave New World of Travel’, to travel agencies around the country in a drive to expand its membership. The 12-page brochure sets out the benefits of being a member of the consortium, including enhanced commercial agreements, weekly webinars, reduced overheads and exclusive deals. Managing...

  • Euro 2012 with Celtic Horizon Tours

    Celtic Horizon Tours has a 13-day trip to all three of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2012 pool games for €1,299pps, with a single room supplement of €450. The package includes return coach and ferry to Poland, 3-star hotel accommodation for 10-nights B&B in a twin/double room, and return transfers from hotel...

  • Think Mercury Direct, Think Belfast Too!

    Mercury Direct has its dedicated Irish brochure, with flights from Dublin, Cork, Knock, Kerry and Shannon, but agents with clients within easy reach of Belfast should also peruse its Summer Escapes 2012 brochure, with holidays based on daily bmi/Air Malta flights from Belfast City Airport and Tuesday/Saturday easyJet flights from Belfast International...

  • CUsafe Travel Insurance

    An annual travel insurance family plan that includes unlimited trips, worldwide insurance, 21 days wintersports, and up to 60 days on any one trip is being offered from €64.85 by CUsafe Insurance. Other policies include single/multi trip travel insurance, backpacker, business travel, car hire excess cover, and wedding insurance. John Hamilton told...