• Norwegian Launches 2013 Alaskan Cruisetours

    Norwegian Cruise Line has launched pre- or post- Cruisetours in Alaska for 2013 ranging from four to six days in four different packages. The tours are escorted by a local Alaskan guide and each features two nights in Denali National Park and a ride on the Alaska Railroad. Chief Executive Kevin Sheehan...

  • TAT to Feature Four Niche Markets at TTM+2012

    Four of Thailand’s top niche-market tourism segments will be featured prominently at the 2012 Thailand Travel Mart Plus Amazing Gateway to the Greater Mekong Subregion (TTM+2012) to be held from 6th-8th at the Impact Muang Thong Thani Exhibition Centre in Bangkok. Organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand together with the Thai...

  • Carnival to Review Safety Procedures

    Carnival Corporation, which owns the Costa, P&O, Cunard, Princess Cruises and other cruise brands, has announced a major review of its safety and emergency response procedures and practices, following the Costa Concordia tragedy last Friday. At least 11 people have died and hopes are fading for the 21 who remain missing after...

  • Manx2.com Announces London Oxford Route

    Just how many airports does London have? Yesterday Manx2.com announced that it is launching a new route, from Ronaldsway on the Isle of Man to London Oxford Airport on 8th May using a Jetstream 31. Dave Buck, Managing Director, said: “Since we launched Manx2 six years ago the feedback we get repeatedly...

  • CityJet Announces London City – Brest Summer Service

    CityJet is to launch a new leisure route this summer from London City Airport to Brest in Brittany. The twice-weekly service will operate from 30th March for the full summer season. Fares start from £79 one way. Christine Ourmières, Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased to announce this exciting new route...

  • FCm Named World’s Leading Travel Management Company

    FCm Travel Solutions has been named the World’s Leading Travel Management Company. The award for corporate travel management was accepted at the World Travel Awards grand final in Doha, Qatar. FCm was also voted leading travel management company in Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. FCm Travel Solutions in Ireland is part...

  • Etihad Offers 2-for-1 in Pearl Business Class

    Etihad Airways is offering two Pearl Business Class Dublin – Abu Dhabi tickets for the price of one, from €3,268, for tickets booked before 30th January for travel from 1st February to 30th November 2012. Other destinations via Abu Dhabi are also on offer. Fares are inclusive of taxes and surcharges and...

  • International Passengers Increased 2% at DAA Airports

    Passenger traffic at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports increased by just under 1% last year, according to the Dublin Airport Authority – and by 2% when domestic traffic is excluded. However, international traffic was flat when adjusted for the exceptional events of 2010 such as volcanic ash and poor weather. More than...

  • BA Introduces First Retrofitted B777-200

    The first of 18 British Airways B777-200s to be retrofitted with the airline’s new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seats has commenced operating the London – New York Newark route. The aircraft has also been fitted with BA’s new Thales AVOD IFE system in all cabin classes.

  • Three New Routes from Flybe

    Flybe has announced three new routes to Britain – daily from Waterford to Birmingham and three times weekly services from Knock to Leeds Bradford and from Belfast City to Newquay. Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “The introduction of these Flybe flights is really good news; they will certainly expand...

  • Friday 13th Brings Record Sales for Travel Counsellors

    Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but it proved to be a huge success for Travel Counsellors after the company celebrated its best ever sales day in Ireland – as well as record sales worldwide. Travel Counsellors Ireland saw sales reach over €185,000 in one day, the highest since the company...

  • Etihad Dublin Passengers Up 15 Per Cent in 2011

    Etihad Airways carried a record 8.29 million passengers in 2011, a 17% increase on the previous year – and passengers on the Dublin – Dubai route increased by 15% to 214,733. The overall increase represented an extra 1.197 million passengers on the carrier’s global network covering 82 passenger and cargo destinations. “This...

  • Costa Concordia: 6 Dead, 15 Still Missing

    The death toll on the Costa Concordia, which ran aground and listed off the Tuscan coast near Giglio on Friday with over 4,000 people on board, rose to six this morning, with 15 still missing. The Captain has been arrested on suspicion of multiple homicide and the First Officer has been detained.

  • Bahrain Air to Reconfigure Business Class

    Bahrain Air is to introduce a new Business Class seat configuration and a new onboard entertainment system for premium passengers. The airline plans to serve six more destinations in 2012. Richard Nuttall, who was appointed Chief executive from 1st December 2011, is optimistic about growth: “While 2011 was a difficult year for...

  • Google to Integrate Google+ into Search Results

    Travel agents and supply companies should note that Google has revealed it will imminently be integrating Google+ into its search results, to deliver search results that better reflect preferences and also incorporate content shared by people in Google+ Circles. Andreas Pouros of search engine marketing agency Greenlight said: “This is perhaps the...

  • Hyho Launches One-Stop-Shop for Travel Needs

    Hyho, Hyho, it’s off to hyhohotels.com we go for beds, visas, sims and phones, foreign currency, insurance, car hire, sports and theatre tickets, and … Irish-owned online company Hyho Hotels has just launched its new site for booking worldwide hotels that offers the best hotel prices on the web in a unique...