• 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...

  • Win a 100+1 Day Trip to Japan!

    In an effort to support the tourism industry in Japan, The Real Japan has launched the ‘Travel Volunteer’ project: a worldwide online contest to win a 100+1 day trip to Japan. Candidates need to apply by 31st July 2011. Starting the journey on 15th September 2011, the selected Travel Volunteer will visit...

  • Amadeus Parties in Ballinasloe

    Amadeus, along with partners Transhotel, hosted a summer party on Friday 1st July at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe for agents in the area. It was a beautiful summer evening and the event was a great success, with the agents enjoying a night of fun, good craic and excellent food. Click here...

  • Final Call for RCI Dubai Holiday Incentive

    Royal Caribbean International is giving agents the final call for a chance to win a Dubai holiday for two. Entries close on Sunday 31st July 2011 for the chance to win a seven-night cruise onboard Brilliance of the Seas, return flights on Virgin Atlantic, and a three-night stay in Dubai, courtesy of Atlantis,...

  • JW Marriott Hotel Ankara Opening Offer

    Marriott International’s luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, has opened its first hotel in Turkey, the JW Marriott Hotel Ankara under a management agreement with Ozkar Insaat. There is an introductory rate for a deluxe room, including breakfast for two and Internet access, from 329 TRY (€143) per night from 1st August to...

  • Tourism Ireland €2.2m Golf Tourism Campaign

    As the British Open golf championship at Royal St George’s in Sandwich gets under way this week, Tourism Ireland is rolling out a ‘Major’ golf tourism campaign, worth €2.2 million, to capitalise on Rory McIlroy’s historic US Open victory at Congressional. The campaign is designed to capitalise on the huge international media...

  • Aer Lingus Adds App

    Aer Lingus has introduced an app, now downloadable free from Apple’s App Store. You can check-in for (currently selected) flights, search for low fares, check flight status information, view flight details, and stay up-to-date with travel alerts.

  • Thomas Cook Reveals Summer 2012 Highlights

    From exotic North Africa to verdant Portugal, the invigorating Canaries and historic Turkey and Crete, a total of 19 destinations are covered by over 48 resorts and 75 properties in the Thomas Cook Ireland Summer 2012 brochure. There are pre-school offers for children of 5 and under on selected packages. The range...

  • Jennifer Tiernan is First Dream Ticket Winner

    Last week’s winner of the Falcon Holidays and Thomson Holidays Dream Ticket incentive – and hence the first of 13 lucky weekly winners who will be entered into the €2,000 cash draw at the end of September – is Jennifer Tiernan of John Cassidy Travel, Donaghmede, Co Dublin. Congratulations Jennifer!  

  • Passport Office Delays Reducing

    Passport application processing times, which were 21 working days, are now down to 14 and will return to the target of 10 “within two weeks”, Pat Breen TD said yesterday. The chairman of the Oireachtas committee investigating the delays said that the Passport Office had capacity to deal with 4,000 applications a...

  • Silhouette Sailaway Game for Travel Agents

    Celebrity Cruises is showcasing its brand new ship Celebrity Silhouette with a fun online game for travel agents. 

Accessible via e-learning website Cruising For Excellence at www.cruisingpower.ie, the Silhouette Sailaway game takes players on a whistle-stop tour of the ship’s Holy Land itinerary with a series of challenges against the clock.

  • James Bond-style Jet Pack Experience in Florida Keys

    Visitors to Florida Keys can now strap into a water-powered jet pack, James Bond-style, with JetPack Adventures. It is tethered by a 10-metre hose to a watercraft with a high-volume propulsion pump using seawater to provide lift. Flight controls allow individuals to pilot their own water-powered jet pack, learning to take off,...

  • AirAsia X for Dublin?

    AirAsia X announced today that it is to switch its London flights from Stansted to Gatwick from 24th October 2011 – and trade sources have told Irish Travel Trade News that the Malaysian long-haul low-cost airline has Kuala Lumpur – Dublin in its sights as a potential route. AirAsia X will operate...

  • Etihad Half-year Revenues Up 28%

    Etihad Airways today reported its most successful first half year, with revenues up 28% to €1,220 million (H1 2010: €952 million). There was a 2% reduction in costs per available seat kilometre. The airline aims to break even this year and move into sustainable profitability in 2012. Manchester becomes a double-daily destination from...

  • Early Dublin-Heathrow Bmi Departure

    British Midland has re-introduced an 06.45 Dublin departure to London Heathrow for the winter schedule, with one-way fares, including taxes and fees, currently showing at €123.70 Economy, €208.70 Economy Extra, and €333.70 Economy Flexible. (Aer Lingus has a 06.40 departure.)  

  • Lesley Thompson is First Flexibletrips Winner

    Lesley Thompson from Marble City Travel in Kilkenny is Flexibletrips’ first weekly winner of in its July promotion. Lesley opted for the iTunes vouchers so she’s all set for a summer of downloads! All entries so far in July remain in the weekly draw and in the final prize draw for the White...