• 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...

  • Shenzhen Airlines to Join Star Alliance

    Star Alliance has approved the application of Shenzhen Airlines to join the alliance. Shenzhen Airlines is the fifth largest airline in China operating from the fifth busiest airport in the country.  

  • Promoting Spain Online – with ‘Spain Addicts’

    Spain has launched the latest digital communications campaign aimed at international tourists. It will use the experiences of those who have visited Spain to promote the country’s image internationally – along with online campaigns by numerous Spanish destinations. The campaign has two parts. The first is an Internet-based campaign to reinforce the...

  • No-fly Cruises ex-Ireland

    John Galligan Travel (JGT) is offering over-50s who love cruising but hate flying three opportunities to cruise out of Dublin. JGT has arranged a special eight-night cruise departure from Dublin on 23rd July, operated by Saga Cruises, which will return to Belfast, with coach transfer back to Dublin. “We have been totally...

  • NITB’s £1m Summer Campaign

    The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) has launched a new £1 million marketing campaign to encourage visitors from the Republic of Ireland for a short break or holiday this summer. “This year’s campaign features key product areas that are particularly suited to summer visits including houses and gardens, festivals and events,family attractions,...

  • Las Vegas Visits Dublin

    A trade delegation from Las Vegas, which was once again led by Kelly Sawyer and which included representatives from 12 hotels and attractions from one of the world’s greatest entertainment venues, was welcomed to Dublin this morning by John Donohue, the representative in Ireland for Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority.  ...

  • $100 Onboard Cruise Credit with American Holidays

    Clients booking selected 2011 European cruise sailings with American Holidays before 31st July receive $100 free onboard credit per stateroom. There’s a choice of cruise-only add-ons to a European holiday or a fly/cruise package with flights direct from Dublin.