• 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...

  • Emirates Opens First Class Lounge at Terminal 3, Dubai

    Emirates has opened its second dedicated First Class Lounge at Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, making it the fourth dedicated premium Emirates Lounge in Dubai. The new Emirates Lounge, located at Concourse 1 in front of the Business Class Lounge, facilitates easy and seamless travel for First Class passengers departing from any...

  • COMPETITION: Win Flights for Two with Virgin Atlantic

    You could win ex-London flights for two to any destination on the Virgin Atlantic route network! Go to www.biztravel.ie and click on ‘News’.

  • Virgin Atlantic Invests £100m in New Product

    Virgin Atlantic Airways has announced a £100 million investment in product development as it reported a strong year of trading and a return to profit. Despite the winter closure of London Heathrow and the Ash Cloud crisis costing the business a combined £40 million, strong growth in business traffic and solid load...

  • Dublin Airport Beats Security Waiting Time Targets

    The waiting time at security at Dublin Airport was less than five minutes 91% of the time between April and June of this year, according to new data from the Commission for Aviation Regulation, which tracks security queue times as part of a system of Service Quality Measures. Only once did the queue...

  • New Qantas Lounges in LA, Singapore and HK

    Qantas is to invest almost $400 million in new international lounges, new inflight entertainment and aircraft refurbishment as part of the Qantas Group’s five-year plan. CEO Alan Joyce said: “Qantas will construct a new First Lounge and Business Lounge in Los Angeles, three times the size of the current space, as well...

  • Seychelles Authorities Close Beach After Second Shark Attack

    Beaches on the island of Praslin have been closed and diving halted by the Seychelles authorities after a 30-year-old British honeymooner was killed while snorkelling off Anse Lazio beach by a shark. A Frenchman was also killed by a shark two weeks ago off the same beach. The last fatal shark attack...

  • Aer Lingus Decides Against US West Coast and Funchal Routes

    Aer Lingus has decided not to re-open a route to the US West Coast – or to commence a Dublin – Funchal service to Madeira after SATA pulls off that route this autumn. In spite of a call from Dublin Chamber of Commerce working with other business groups in Ireland for direct...

  • Qantas, JAL and Mitsubishi Form Jetstar Japan

    The Qantas Group, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Mitsubishi Corporation today announced today the launch of Jetstar Japan – a new low-cost airline that will commence domestic operations by end-2012 from Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka (Kansai International), with other destinations under consideration including Sapporo, Fukuoka, and Okinawa. Jetstar Japan also plans to ultimately...

  • Will Your GAA Hurling Club be the Best Club Down Under?

    Etihad Airways, sponsor of the GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship, is looking to send one club to Australia to play the challenge match of a lifetime. Etihad is asking clubs around the country to tell them what their greatest achievement is. Log on to www.etihadgaa.ie to nominate your club. Achievement comes...

  • Thomson Summer Collection 2012 On Sale Thursday

    The Thomson Summer Collection 2012 brochure goes on sale this Thursday, 18th August. Early booking offers including savings of €140 per couple, free places for groups, free room and board upgrades, and free child places. The Premier collection features Sensatori – affordable 5-star hotels, Couples – contemporary, adults-only hotels (including seven new...

  • Automated ePassport Gates at Gatwick Airport

    London Gatwick Airport, together with the UK Border Agency, has introduced improvements in the immigration halls that help to reduce queue times and provide a better service, including new automated ePassport gates with facial recognition technology and a dedicated lane for families. The immigration halls now have a selection of ePassport gates...

  • 20 Rescued after 18 Hours in German Cable Car

    Emergency helicopters have rescued 20 people who were trapped in a cable car in southern Germany for over 18 hours. The passengers were stuck overnight after a paraglider tandem flight crashed into its cable on Friday and strong winds hindered the rescue. The 19 tourists and one cable car operator were hanging...

  • Serious Design Flaws in Chinese High-speed Trains

    The high-speed train crash in China that killed 40 people was caused by serious design flaws, the country’s safety chief has said. Luo Lin, who is heading the inquiry into the crash, said the accident near Wenzhou was “completely avoidable”. He did not say whether the flaws were in the trains, or...

  • TO Licence for WTC

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has granted a tour operator licence to World Travel Centre of Dublin, number 256, which expires on 31st October 2012. The CAR has also issued a travel agency licence, number 712, to Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland Ltd.

  • Athlone to Dublin Airport in 1h 20m

    Clients travelling from Athlone to Dublin Airport can save money by taking Bus Éireann’s daily services from Athlone to Dublin Airport on its Expressway Route X20. The direct service takes only 1 hour and 20 minutes, which means customers don’t have to worry about driving early in the morning or late at...