• Unique Japan Tours for Small Groups

    Small group guided tours of Japan from €2,975 to €4,500 per person are offered in 2012 by Unique Japan Tours – which was rebranded in 2011 from Japan Ireland Travel. The seven tours, with a choice of 22 departure dates, range in price from €2,975 for the six-night Highlights of Japan (monthly...

  • See the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten

    Residents of Donegal may have been able to observe the Northern Lights recently but for clearer and more certain sightings you could recommend that your clients experience the winter world of Hurtigruten. All year round the company’s ships sail the North Pole region and the realm of the polar bear. Alternatively, they...

  • Cycle Adventures with Explore!

    Having seen increased demand for cycling tours, Explore! of Farnborough in Hampshire has recently re-launched its dedicated cycling brochure, with something for all abilities. Stella Blackwell told ITTN: “Over the past year Explore has received increased demand for cycling holidays. With Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, also announcing plans for a...

  • Etihad Extends 2 for 1 Pearl Promotion

    Etihad Airways has extended its 2 for 1 Pearl Business Class fares promotion until 6th February 2012, including two Dublin – Abu Dhabi return tickets from €3,268.

  • SACO Opens US Office

    SACO, the worldwide serviced apartment network, is opening its first overseas office in the USA. Run by John Murray, the new office is just outside New York in Westport, Connecticut. Lesley Freed, founder and Chief Executive, said: “After 14 years building a market leading brand for serviced apartments in the UK, it...

  • Irish Ferries’ Best Down Payment Deal

    On its summer services to France, Irish Ferries is promoting what the company calls the ‘best down payment deal’ offered by any carrier in Ireland. Motorists sailing on the Rosslare – Cherbourg/Roscoff services can reserve their preferred sailing dates, even in busiest high season, all for a deposit fee of just €100...

  • Malaysia Offers Over 200 Golf Courses

    With numerous courses constructed by world-renowned designers and fair weather conditions year round, Malaysia is fast becoming South-East Asia’s golfing paradise. There are now over 200 golf courses in Malaysia, 50 of which are of international standard, and with such diverse and scenic terrain Malaysia offers a memorable golfing vacation for all....

  • Centara Opens First Stand-alone Spa Cenvaree in Goa

    Centara Hotels & Resorts of Thailand will open its first stand-alone Spa Cenvaree during the first quarter of 2012, to be located at the Arcon Arcade in Goa, India. Spa Cenvaree, a Centara brand, is to be found at Centara hotels and resorts throughout Thailand and at overseas properties that include the...

  • New Aer Lingus Regional Routes and Additional Frequencies

    Aer Arann today announced the addition of two new Aer Lingus Regional routes and increased frequencies on nine of its existing routes as it unveiled details of its summer flight schedule. The new routes, which will be operated by Aer Arann under its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus, are Dublin – Bournemouth...

  • New United Domestic Routes from Hub Cities

    United Continental Holdings has announced plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new routes to begin in the summer of 2012. United will begin daily year-round service between Washington/Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Honolulu (HNL) on 7th June 2012, the only non-stop service between the two points. The flights will operate using Boeing 767-400 aircraft. The airline will...

  • Travelport Surveys Travel Agencies on Selling Ancillary Services

    A global airline merchandising survey by Travelport shows strong support among travel agencies to assist airlines in selling ancillary services through the GDS. The survey also highlights the challenges travel agents face in the selling of these services, amid their own pressures to grow revenues, reduce costs and increase productivity. Travelport’s Merchandising...

  • P&O Ferries Trials Spirit of France

    P&O Ferries is currently trialing its second new €180 million ship, Spirit of France, which recently arrived at Dover following a four-day delivery voyage from her construction shipyard at Rauma, Finland. The ship will enter into service on the Dover – Calais route from Thursday 9th February. At more than 47,000 gross...

  • United Completes Economy Plus Roll-out

    United is now offering Economy Plus seating on all long-haul international Boeing 757-200 flights, providing 15.2cm (6”) of extra legroom. With the reconfiguration, the aircraft have 16 flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst, 45 seats in Economy Plus and 108 in Economy. The 41 aircraft principally operate between New York/Newark and 21 cities, including Belfast, Dublin and Shannon, and between Washington/Dulles and...

  • Malaysia to Host Asia Golf Tourism Convention

    Tourism Malaysia will host the first ever IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention at the Mines Resort and Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, on 22nd – 25th April 2012. For three days, 150 golf tour operators from 38 different countries will be brought together with a plethora of golf resorts, courses and hotels to...

  • Patrick Andersen to Lead Carlson Wagonlit Travel UK & Ireland

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced that Patrick Andersen has been promoted to Executive Vice President UK & Ireland, Nordics and Eastern Europe, effective 1st February 2012. He replaces Andrew Waller, who was recently promoted to President Europe Middle East & Africa, and Global Partners Network, CWT. Patrick will lead CWT UK &...

  • Emirates to Upgrade to a B777 in July

    Now that Emirates have come online from Dublin to Dubai with seven flights a week, and Etihad continue with 10 flights a week to Abu Dhabi, there are now 17 flights a week from Dublin to the United Arab Emirates, equating to 4,279 seats per week or 222,508 seats per annum. Meanwhile,...