• Abbey Travel Offers 40% Off at Disneyland Paris

    To continue the celebration of Disney’s Magical Moments Festival, Abbey Travel is offering up to 40% off Disneyland Paris hotel and park passes plus children stay and play free. This offer is valid for travel between 23rd August 2011 and 28th March 2012. Abbey Travel is offering family stopover packages for 2...

  • American and AmEx Agree on Direct Connect

    American Airlines and American Express Global Business Travel have agreed to explore a long-term arrangement under which AEGBT would receive guaranteed direct long-term access to AA’s fares, schedules, and customised travel products and services via AA’s Direct Connect link, rather than through a GDS. A similar agreement was made recently by Hogg...

  • New Rules for US Airlines

    From tomorrow (23rd August) US airlines will be required by the US Transportation Department to refund baggage fees for lost checked luggage and to pay more for involuntarily bumping passengers on over-booked flights. US and overseas airlines will be fined up to US$27,500 per passenger if an international flight remains airside for...

  • Aéroports de Paris July Traffic Record

    Aéroports de Paris handled 8.9 million passengers in July 2011, which represents an all-time record with a 4.6% increase compared to July 2010, including 6.1 million at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (+4.0 %) and 2.8 million at Paris-Orly (+6.0 %). International traffic (excluding Europe) increased by 2.0%. Traffic on both African and Middle-Eastern...

  • Irish Ferries Autumn Savings and Mini Cruise to France

    Irish Ferries’ autumn fares to France, valid for travel on the ‘Oscar Wilde’ from 25th August to 30th December 30th, are from €89 each way for a car and driver, inclusive of a reclining seat and all travel taxes. Until 22nd September, passengers have a choice of routes to Cherbourg and Roscoff...

  • Stena Line Students Go Free Campaign

    For the seventh year, Stena Line is running its Students Go Free campaign that has proved successful not only with students but also with parents, who are able to accompany their ‘child’ to ensure the university term gets off to a good start. With the Leaving Cert results just out and the...

  • Win a Place on RCI VIP Fam Trip to Dubai

    Agents booking and confirming a 2011 or 2012 Royal Caribbean International cruise by next Friday, 26th August, will be in with a chance to win one of 20 places on a VIP fam trip to Dubai in from 1st – 6th December 2011. The booking must be made by automation tools and...

  • easyJet to Celebrate 10-Year Scottish Double at Belfast

    The 10th anniversary of the launch of the airline’s route from Belfast International Airport to Glasgow will be this Sunday 21st August – and on 3rd September easyJet will have completed 10 years of flying from the airport to Edinburgh. Over the decade, 3.1 million passengers have flown on the Glasgow route...

  • DFA Travel Advice for Leaving Cert Students

    Travel agents might consider passing on the following advice issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Leaving Certificate students planning to celebrate their results by travelling abroad: Students planning a holiday after their hard work should heed travel advice issued by the Department on its website www.dfa.ie. The key...

  • ITOF Calls on Aer Lingus to Remove Claim from Website

    Earlier this month the Aer Lingus website began offering what it describes as “cheap holidays – holiday deals” under the banner of “The Complete Holiday Solution with Aer Lingus”. This comprises online booking of sun holidays, city breaks, escorted holidays and cruise holidays from ClickandGo.com and TheTravelDepartment.ie. The ClickandGo.com section claims as...

  • BA and Qantas to Restructure London to Australia Flights

    Under a restructured British Airways / Qantas Joint Services Agreement, from early 2012 Qantas will cease to fly from Bangkok and Hong Kong to London, but will continue to serve these cities from Australia and will also continue Airbus A380 services from Melbourne and Sydney to London via Singapore, as well as...

  • Cathay Pacific CEO Comments on Cockpit Photographs

    Responding to the recent publication of photographs of two people having oral sex in a cockpit, John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, has said: “I can confirm that two members of our crew shown in compromising situations in photographs published recently in Chinese-language daily newspapers are no longer employees of...

  • Etihad Launches Flights to East Africa

    Etihad Airways has announced the start of flights to Nairobi, its first destination in East Africa. A daily service from Abu Dhabi to Nairobi will begin on 1st April 2012, operated by a two-class A320 aircraft with 16 Pearl Business Class and 120 Coral Economy Class seats. Nairobi becomes the 72nd destination...

  • Liberty Island to Remain Open While Stature of Liberty Gets One-Year-Long Renovation

    New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty will remain open through to 28th October 2011, its 125th anniversary when the celebrations will include music and special tours and programmes. The next day all interior spaces of the Statue of Liberty will close for approximately one year while upgrades are made to the 125-year-old...

  • Crystal Cruises Moves to Tropical Waters for Christmas 2012

    Crystal Cruises is moving to tropical waters for the 2012 Christmas season with a 14-night Caribbean voyage round-trip from Miami onboard the recently redesigned Crystal Serenity. This voyage replaces a Holy Land cruise – and clients booking a 2011 Christmas cruise can save 20% on a 2012 Christmas cruise. With Crystal’s ‘Save...

  • The Shore at Katathani Named No.1 Hotel in Phuket

    Luxury beachfront pool villa resort, The Shore at Katathani has been crowned ‘Number One Hotel in Phuket’ following its official opening just nine months ago. The accolade is based solely on the millions of reviews and opinions from travellers on the travel guide website Tripadvisor.com. World travellers gave The Shore at Katathani...