• Bus Éireann Launches béClub Online Loyalty Scheme

    Bus Éireann has introduced an on-line loyalty scheme, béClub. Membership is free and members can benefit from discounted travel on Bus Éireann services, as well as discounted rates for hotel and self-catering accommodation; family days out; adventure activities like sailing and diving; sporting gear; family meals and many more offers. béClub members...

  • New T1 Passenger Security Screening Area

    Phase one of the new centralised passenger security screening area has opened in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1. 

The original queuing areas at security zone A and B are now closed. 

The new centralised passenger security screening area, located just before check-in areas 2 and 3 in Terminal 1, means that there is...

  • EasyJet Business Passengers Up 20 Per Cent

    The number of passengers travelling with easyJet on business in the second quarter of 2011 increased by 20%, and total revenue grew by 23.2% to £935 million. Continued progress in implementing the strategy outlined last November, including the launch of a flexible fare on easyJet.com, enabled the airline to introduce ‘travelling on...

  • Derval is Second Flexibletrips Winner

    Derval from DK Travel in Nenagh is Flexibletrips second weekly winner in its July promotion – and second iPad and trip to New York have been added to the prizes!   All entries so far in July remain in the final prize draw for the white iPad – and all prizes will...

  • Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress on Show at Buckingham Palace

    From tomorrow, visitors to London will be able to see Kate Middleton’s wedding dress on display in Buckingham Palace, which will begin its annual Summer Opening. Tourist chiefs are forecasting that it will attract more than half a million visitors, and forecast that it will soon become one of the top attractions...

  • Provisional Clearance for Thomas Cook / Co-operative Group Joint Venture

    The UK Competition Commission has provisionally cleared the anticipated travel business joint venture between Thomas Cook, the Co-operative Group and the Midlands Co-operative Society. Members of Northern Ireland’s travel industry can submit views on the provisional findings report, in writing, by 11th August 2011. The Commission has provisionally concluded that the acquisition...

  • Alex Gisbert Joins Low Cost Travel Group

    The Low Cost Travel Group has appointed Alex Gisbert as International Managing Director. Alex has a strong travel industry background and joined the group on 1st July from his previous role as Director of Online Partner Marketing for Expedia in Europe. He joined Expedia in 2007 as Regional Director Strategic Accounts from...

  • Alex Gisbert Joins Low Cost Travel Group

    The Low Cost Travel Group has appointed Alex Gisbert as International Managing Director. Alex has a strong travel industry background and joined the group on 1st July from his previous role as Director of Online Partner Marketing for Expedia in Europe. He joined Expedia in 2007 as Regional Director Strategic Accounts from...

  • Gill O’Sullivan Wins Trip to Abu Dhabi

    An ecstatic Gill O’Sullivan of Joe Walsh Tours was last night’s winner of the prize draw for...

  • Free Gig Tickets in Ibiza

    Lowcostbeds.ie is offering free gig tickets for 7-night self-catering stays at the 2-star Ibiza Rocks Hostal in San Antonio at €38pppn based on 2 people sharing. The gigs are: AUGUST: 3rd – Chase, Status, Labrinth; 10th – Example, Sub Focus; 17th – 2manyDJs; 24th – Special Guests; 31st – Magnetic Man, Katy...

  • $6,000 Cash Rewards with Crystal Cruises

    Crystal Cruises is rewarding its loyal guests with a new bonus ‘Referral Rewards Programme’. Crystal Society guests – whether planning to travel or not – can now earn up to $6,000 cash for referring new guests on all cruises through to the end of 2011 and 10 cruises in the first quarter...

  • Ryanair / Samsonite Guaranteed Carry-on Bag

    Ryanair and Samsonite have combined to launch a Samsonite designed hard-shell carry-on bag that is guaranteed to meet Ryanair’s carry-on bag dimensions and to fit the airline’s bag sizers and luggage compartments. It costs €99/£89 (a 33% discount on the RRP), including delivery anywhere in Europe.  

  • Where’s Wally? On Irish Ferries!

    Four children’s books, including one from the popular ‘Where’s Wally’ series, will be given to every family taking a seven-night Irish Ferries Haven Holiday package on 19th and 20th August (bookings must be made by 8th August). With savings of up to €156, a seven-night stay at Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli, North...

  • American Orders 460 Narrowbody Aircraft

    American Airlines, which announced the closure of its international reservations office in Dublin on Tuesday with the loss of 130 jobs, has placed orders for 200 Boeing 737 and 260 Airbus 320 aircraft – with options on an additional 465 aircraft. Its statement concluded: “Today’s announcement will deliver important benefits to our...

  • August Specials from Wings Abroad

    Turkey specialist tour operator Wings Abroad is offering 14th August departure late deals for seven nights in Kusadasi, based on Dublin-Bodrum or Cork-Izmir flights – both are Sunday departures.  

  • DAA Airport Club Goes Public

    As previously announced in May by Business Travel (see page 7, Summer Issue, on www.biztravel.ie for details), the Dublin Airport Authority has now publicly launched its DAA Airport Club that it has been trialling over the past 2.5 years with 500 frequent business travellers.