• Don’t Forget the Teabags and Toilet Paper

    New research just released by UK website lowcostholidays.com reveals that the most important home comforts British holiday makers pack when heading abroad are tea bags and toilet paper. Surprisingly 25% of the 1,061 respondents also pack an alarm clock, which may be to give them a head start with the poolside beach...

  • Etihad Last Minute Summer Sale

    Etihad Airways is running a last minute summer special fares promotion for Irish travellers ex-Dublin to selected destinations. These include Abu Dhabi/Dubai €599 Economy / €1,939 Business; Bangkok €711 / €1,985; Phuket/Koh Samui €791; Sydney/Melbourne €999 / €3,090; and Auckland €999 / €3,747.  

  • Irish Ferries Smartphone Web Access

    Irish Ferries has introduced a new website service suitable for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users. Smartphone users can check sailing times, get real time sailing updates, book fares and pay for tickets on any of the company’s Irish Sea or Ireland/France services. Irish Ferries is believed to be the first ferry company...

  • Irish Ferries’ €200 Haven Savings

    Irish Ferries Holidays offers savings up to €200 for Haven Holiday Parks at Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli, Presthaven Sands, Prestatyn and Cala Gran (near Blackpool). For 1st August arrivals, a 7-night stay at Presthaven Sands for six persons in a two-bed superior holiday home, inclusive of return car ferry travel, is €1,208....

  • Travel Savers ‘Travel Market 2012’

    Travel Savers Group’s ‘Travel Market 2012’ global conference, from 19th-24th June 2012 at The Phoenician, a Starwood resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, will include specialised medical travel and luxury travel niche events designed to give agents a competitive edge. Travel agents, suppliers and staff from all of American Marketing Group’s 18 travel...

  • Falcon Holidays Wins Cyprus Pub Quiz

    Marie Slye, Information Officer at Cyprus Tourism Organisation, hosted a most enjoyable pub quiz on Thursday 14th July at The Old Punch Bowl in Booterstown, Co Dublin. Tables were turned, “refreshments” added, and five teams tested on their general knowledge and their Cyprus expertise. The team from Falcon Holidays were the overall...

  • Win a Social Media Makeover

                  How would you like a customised YouTube channel to show...

  • Irish Travel Daily News – Online

    In addition to our monthly hard-copy and online flip-page magazine, and our fortnightly Irish Travel eNews, the Irish Travel Trade News team are now publishing daily news bulletins on our website. Make sure you get your Irish Travel Daily News feed – it’s just one click a day away at www.ittn.ie! …...

  • Five Irish Agents Choose Amadeus

    Amadeus has announced five new customer wins with travel agents throughout Ireland: Sol International, Tralee; JustSplit, Dublin and Limerick; Travelworld, Dublin; Killiney Travel, Co Dublin; and Travel Bookers, Ashbourne. Darach Culligan, owner and manager of Travelworld with 40 years’ travel industry experience said: “I had heard good things about Amadeus and how...

  • Phyllis Walters and Kate Moore Join Travel Counsellors

    The latest two recruits to join Travel Counsellors Ireland have been learning how the company plans to support their travel businesses. Phyllis Walters from Drumcondra and Kate Moore from Carrigaline attended the company’s three-day induction programme last week. Having spent most of her working life in the travel industry, primarily in Prima...

  • Travelport Launches Rooms and More

    Travelport Ireland has launched a new hotel booking engine, Travelport Rooms and More, which aggregates bedbanks and GDS hotel content. It is free of charge and any agent – whether Travelport customer or not – can sign up for it. “This is something that agents have been crying out for!” said Dave...

  • Win a 100+1 Day Trip to Japan!

    In an effort to support the tourism industry in Japan, The Real Japan has launched the ‘Travel Volunteer’ project: a worldwide online contest to win a 100+1 day trip to Japan. Candidates need to apply by 31st July 2011. Starting the journey on 15th September 2011, the selected Travel Volunteer will visit...

  • Amadeus Parties in Ballinasloe

    Amadeus, along with partners Transhotel, hosted a summer party on Friday 1st July at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe for agents in the area. It was a beautiful summer evening and the event was a great success, with the agents enjoying a night of fun, good craic and excellent food. Click here...

  • Final Call for RCI Dubai Holiday Incentive

    Royal Caribbean International is giving agents the final call for a chance to win a Dubai holiday for two. Entries close on Sunday 31st July 2011 for the chance to win a seven-night cruise onboard Brilliance of the Seas, return flights on Virgin Atlantic, and a three-night stay in Dubai, courtesy of Atlantis,...

  • JW Marriott Hotel Ankara Opening Offer

    Marriott International’s luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, has opened its first hotel in Turkey, the JW Marriott Hotel Ankara under a management agreement with Ozkar Insaat. There is an introductory rate for a deluxe room, including breakfast for two and Internet access, from 329 TRY (€143) per night from 1st August to...

  • Tourism Ireland €2.2m Golf Tourism Campaign

    As the British Open golf championship at Royal St George’s in Sandwich gets under way this week, Tourism Ireland is rolling out a ‘Major’ golf tourism campaign, worth €2.2 million, to capitalise on Rory McIlroy’s historic US Open victory at Congressional. The campaign is designed to capitalise on the huge international media...