• New Dublin Office for ICEP

    ICEP – Portuguese Trade and Tourism Board will be moving tomorrow into a new office at 25/26 Windsor Place, Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2. Director José Ramos advises: “For the moment we will keep our same telephone numbers. Please feel invited to visit us whenever you get the chance!”

  • United / Continental Receive Single FAA Operating Certificate

    United Continental Holdings announced today that it has received US Federal Aviation Administration approval for a single operating certificate, marking another significant achievement in the integration of United Airlines and Continental Airlines. This regulatory milestone, while significant from an operational policies and procedures perspective, does not change how customers interact with the...

  • Free Southend Airport to London Rail with Aer Arann

    Aer Arann Regional has teamed up with London Southend Airport to offer passengers travelling from Waterford Airport to London Southend free train tickets to central London from 1st December 2011 to 4th February 2012, excluding 19th December to 2nd January. Passengers showing boarding cards at the airport railway station receive a complimentary...

  • UK Strike On, Heathrow Currently Normal

    The 24-hour UK public sector strike is taking place today, but Sky News reports that London Heathrow is currently working normally. At 08.00 the airport website reported that “immigration queues are currently at normal levels. However there still remains a possibility of delays for arriving passengers later in the day.” The statement...

  • American Files for Chapter 11 Protection

    AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, and certain US-based subsidiaries (including American and American Eagle) yesterday filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. American Airlines and American Eagle are flying normal schedules and conducting business...

  • AgentWiki Idea Wins Amadeus Prize for Dominic Burke

    Congratulations to Dominic Burke of Travel Centres who will be rewarded €2,000 for winning fourth place in the global Amadeus Brighter, Bolder, Better ideas for travel competition with his AgentWiki idea. Participants from all over the world were asked to submit their ideas based on the Bigger Bolder Better campaign. AgentWiki Why...

  • Aer Lingus Advice on UK Public Sector Strike

    Aer Lingus has advised that its passengers should be largely unaffected by tomorrow’s 24-hour public sector strike in the UK, but warns that those connecting on to Aer Lingus services at a UK airport may be affected. A statement on the Aer Lingus website says: “A UK-wide public sector strike is planned...

  • International Air Travel Continues Growth

    International air travel showed 4.6% growth last month over October 2010, according to the International Air Transport Association. This is in line with an overall upward trend, albeit at a slowing pace. International passenger load factors stood at 77.6%, down from the 79.5% recorded at the same time last year. Cargo demand...

  • American Airlines Passengers Enjoy Free Inflight Shopping

    American Airlines passengers are getting a head start on Christmas shopping with complimentary 30-minute shopping sessions at 35,000 feet. Running through to 2nd January 2012, passengers on American’s wi-fi-equipped aircraft can enjoy 30 minutes of free access to special discounts and in-air exclusives at top retailers with the Gogo Fly & Buy...

  • Amadeus Wins ‘Best Agent Friendly Supplier’

    Amadeus won two of the 22 Irish Travel Trade Awards 2011 presented at the inaugural Irish Travel...

  • Liam Lonergan of Club Travel is Nominated Irish Travel Industry Entrepreneur of the Year

    The winner of the inaugural Irish Travel Industry Entrepreneur of the Year Award, presented by the Association...

  • Sunway Travel Wins ‘Ireland’s Favourite Travel Agent’

    The Irish Travel Industry Christmas Party also saw Blackrock, Co Dublin, based travel agency Sunway Travel again voted ‘Ireland’s Favourite Travel Agent’ in the award scheme organised by ‘Irish Travel Trade News’. The voting was launched by host Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show on 21st October. Votes were cast...

  • Prize Draw Produces Nine Lucky Winners

    As always, the 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards event offered all attendees the chance to win a...

  • Oscars Night for the Irish Travel Industry

    The 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards, announced and presented at last Friday night’s inaugural Irish Travel Industry...

  • Margaret Shannon Appointed Country Manager by Emirates

    As exclusively revealed by Irish Travel Trade News on its website on Monday 21st November, Margaret Shannon has been appointed Country Manager – Ireland by Emirates. Margaret is one of Ireland’s most highly experienced aviation executives, having worked with Ryanair, KLM, Air France KLM and, most recently, Aer Lingus. Margaret told Irish...

  • Thomas Cook Group Gets £200m Bank Funding

    Sam Weihagen, Group Chief Executive of Thomas Cook, has announced that the company has obtained bank funding of £200 million (€233m) and said that it would “live on for at least another 170 years and is now even stronger and more confident”. The funding approved by the company’s syndicate of banks, including...