• American Daily Dublin-Chicago Flight Continues

    American Airlines’ daily scheduled flight from Dublin to Chicago O’Hare is not affected by the airline’s decision to close its international reservations office in Dublin, with the loss of 130 jobs, after 15 years of operation. The airline said: “American Airlines has posted significant losses in recent years, particularly compared to its...

  • Boscolo Hotels Join Autograph Collection

    Marriott International’s Autograph Collection brand today announced that six luxury Boscolo Hotels in Europe will join the collection, bringing the portfolio to 26 hotels globally. Four Boscolo hotels in Rome, Venice, Prague and Budapest will join in September 2011. The Boscolo Exedra Roma and Boscolo Milano will join by January 2012.  

  • Two New Travel Agency Licences

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has issued two new travel agency licences. Way 2 Go Travel in Maynooth, Co Kildare has licence 0710 and IntoIndia of Roscrea, Co Tipperary, has licence 0711. James McManus, who set up his group adventure travel company in 2007 and now offers 20 destinations, told ITTN: “Our...

  • Dublin and Cork to Newquay Flights to End

    Air Southwest services from Newquay to Dublin and Cork will end on 30th September. All passengers booked after this date will be fully refunded. The airline has taken a decision to cease all its Plymouth services from 14th September – the Newquay flights were reviewed, but are not viable on their own...

  • Qantas Disappointed by Pilot Action

    Qantas has been informed by the Australian and International Pilots Association that long-haul pilots will take industrial action from this Friday, including making union announcements inflight to passengers. Qantas, which is assessing the implications of the work bans, says: “At this stage we don’t expect any flight delays or cancellations.” In a...

  • 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

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  • 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...