• Silversea London Office to Manage Reservations Locally for UK, Europe and Middle East

    Silversea Cruises today announced that its London office will once again handle reservation calls for the UK, Europe and Middle East markets, effective early January – and has commenced recruiting. Silversea sees strong growth potential in the European markets but recognises that the fast pace of expansion presents challenges as well as...

  • Emirates Holiday Packages with Irish Tour Operator?

    In an interview this afternoon with Irish Travel Trade News, Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ Vice President – UK & Ireland, revealed that, within two hours of going on sale today, seats were booked on the first 10 flights of the airline’s new Dublin – Dubai service, which starts on 9th January 2012. Emirates...

  • Emirates Announces Daily Dublin – Dubai Service

    As ITTN reported yesterday in Irish Travel eNews, Emirates has today announced that it will commence a Dublin – Dubai service from January 2012, marking the airline’s first route to Ireland. The daily service, from 9th January, will leave Dubai at 07.00 and arrive in Dublin at 11.30. The return flight will...

  • Air Canada Amends Baggage Fees and Allowances

    Air Canada has amended its network baggage fees for tickets issued on/after 7th September 2011 for travel on/after 11th October 2011. Economy Class: For travel between Canada and the USA (including Hawaii) a first bag fee of $25 CAD/USD applies. For travel between Canada/USA and Africa, the Middle East, Russia/Asia (excluding Japan),...

  • Ten Tickets to New York to be Won

    NYC & Company has teamed up with Aer Lingus to give travel agents the chance to earn a trip to New York City. All you have to do is book Aer Lingus SNNJFK, become an NYC Specialist on nycgo.com/training, and you could find yourself on your very own trip to New York...

  • Florida and US Cities to be Added to Aer Lingus Website Holidays by 1st November

    Following representations by the Irish Tour Operators Federation, the Aer Lingus website, which began offering “The complete holiday solution” in early August, has replaced the claim “25% cheaper than charter tour operators” with “Unbeatable Value – Holidays from €199”. Meanwhile, Paul Hackett of ClickandGo.com has told ITTN that Florida and US cities...

  • CAR Reports Smooth Processing of October Licence Renewals

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation’s 15th August deadline for 31st October licence renewals was met by all but four applicants (all overseas companies) and a number of licence holders have decided not to renew – either because they are ceasing to trade or due to rationalisation of existing licences. One major tour...

  • Home and Away – a New Southern Travel Fair for Cork

    City Hall in Cork is to be the venue of “a new and exciting travel fair” next February. Called ‘Home and Away, The Southern Travel Fair’, the event is to be organised by Dublin-based S&L Promotions Ltd and is supported by the Irish Travel Agents Association. S&L are the organisers of the...

  • Uniworld Launches 2012 Europe and Russia Boutique River Cruises Programme

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the only cruise line in the world to offer an authentic boutique cruise experience, has launched its most extensive programme ever in Europe and Russia for 2012 – with 32 cruise itineraries. “In conjunction with the delivery of our new 174-page 2012 brochure, we are delighted to...

  • Emirates to Serve Dublin from mid-January?

    Emirates Airlines is examining a new service from Dublin to Dubai. The initial plans are for five flights a week to the UAE and ITTN understands that a decision is expected soon with a view to commencing in mid-January 2012. The flights would be operated by an Airbus A330 in a two-class...

  • Gatwick Express Reveals Packing Habits of Travellers

    Gatwick Express has revealed how travellers packed for their holidays in summer 2011. The survey of 5,000 travellers showed that 97% pack for themselves, while 75% taught themselves and 22% were shown how to pack by their parents. Packing is also left to the last minute: 10% leave it until four hours...

  • Sunway Miami Superfam with Virgin Atlantic!

    Sunway Holidays has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to launch a Superfam to Miami this November. The top 10 travel agents who book the most USA and cruise packages (with bonus points for booking Virgin Atlantic flights) will secure a place on this trip. Sunway’s top 10 agents will discover why Miami...

  • Aer Lingus August Load Factor 86.1 Per Cent

    Aer Lingus total booked passenger numbers, including Aer Lingus Regional operations, increased by 4.1% in August. This represents a continuation of the positive trend noted in Aer Lingus’s recent results for the second quarter of 2011. Short-haul passenger metrics were positive in August and more than offset the effects of reduced long-haul...

  • Eurostar App Turns Phone into a Ticket to Europe

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service linking the UK and mainland Europe, yesterday launched a free mobile application allowing passengers to book journeys on-the-go and receive tickets direct to their phones. The Eurostar iPhone app, which is available for Android devices as well as iPhone, allows passengers to book and manage journeys between...

  • Amadeus and SITA to bring Real-Time Baggage Tracking to Passengers

    Amadeus is working with SITA, the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, to empower Amadeus Altéa customers to offer real-time baggage tracking information and worldwide baggage reconciliation to passengers, while reducing the costs associated with mishandled baggage. Altéa Baggage Tracking is based on the integration of SITA’s leading...

  • CAR and Gerry Duffy at Travel Centres Dublin Conference

    Travel Centres’ seventh Owners/Managers Conference, to be held at the Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin next Tuesday (13th September) will include presentations from the Commission for Aviation Regulation, Micros and Praxis Now. Delegates will also hear from Ireland’s latest athletics hero, Gerry Duffy, who is no stranger to the Irish travel industry, having...