• Hertz and TomTom Partner to Ensure Drivers are NeverLost

    Hertz has partnered with TomTom to offer vehicle rental customers across Europe the latest edition of the Hertz NeverLost satnav system. NeverLost 4 is based on the TomTom Via 120 EU with its unique dynamic routing, providing customers the fastest route to their destination based on the latest traffic situation. The navigation devices...

  • EasyJet increases Belfast – Amsterdam Flights

    EasyJet has expanded its daily service from Belfast International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. There are now two flights on Monday and Friday, and a second flight will operate on Sunday from 6th November, bringing the weekly total on the route to 10.

  • Lufthansa to Fly Knock – Düsseldorf Next Summer

    Starting 7th May 2012, Lufthansa will operate a weekly direct service between Ireland West Airport Knock and Düsseldorf every Saturday until 29th September. Connecting services to Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich will also be available. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, said: “I would like to congratulate the team...

  • Two New Passes from Aerolíneas Argentinas

    This Friday (16th September) Aerolíneas Argentinas will be introducing the new Visit Argentina Air Pass and a new South America Air Pass. With Visit Argentina you can purchase between three and 12 flights in advance and have three months to complete your trip. The same applies to the South America Air Pass...

  • Belfast City to Gloucester with Manx2.com

    Manx2.com has introduced a five times weekly flight from George Best Belfast City Airport via the Isle of Man to Gloucestershire Airport. Seats are priced from £69.95 single including all taxes and charges. Travellers booking via the website during September 2011 will get a free ‘Manx Gold’ upgrade. Gold Service includes complimentary...

  • Gerry Duffy Inspires Travel Centres Dublin Conference

    Today’s Dublin conference of Travel Centres owners and managers, held in the Clarion Hotel, IFSC, was well attended with 45 delegates being inspired by marathon runner Gerry Duffy’s motivational presentation and queuing up to buy signed copies of his latest book, ‘Who Dares, Runs’. Other speakers at the event, which was sponsored...

  • Emirates Holiday Packages with Irish Tour Operator?

    In an exclusive interview with Irish Travel Trade News, Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ Vice President – UK & Ireland, revealed that, within two hours of going on sale, seats were booked on the first 10 flights of its new Dublin – Dubai service, which starts on 9th January 2012. Emirates may also link...

  • Promoting Spain through Co-operative Product Groups

    In his very first interview since coming to Dublin to take over as Director of the Spanish Tourism Office, Gonzalo Ceballos Watling outlined to ITTN’s News and Features Editor, Neil Steedman, how Spain is striving to help tour operators and individual travel agents to package and sell unique Spanish experiences ‘beyond’ the...

  • MSC Cruises Launches 2011/2012 Brochure

    MSC Cruises launched its 2011/2012 brochure tailored specifically for the Irish market at the Dylan Hotel, Dublin, last Friday – and its €1 promotion is back and runs until 30th September 2011. When one adult books a United Arab Emirates cruise on board the MSC Lirica at the full brochure price, the...

  • 4 millionth Ryanair Passenger to/from Ireland West Airport Knock

    Ryanair today welcomed its 4 millionth passenger on flights to/from Ireland West Airport Knock. Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar and Ireland West Knock Managing Director Joe Gilmore presented the 4 millionth passenger, Sister Maude Murphy from Knock, Co Mayo, with a free holiday for two to Lanzarote, including flights, transfers and accommodation. Ryanair...

  • Holiday Autos 20 Per Cent Off Sale

    Starting today, Holiday Autos is offering a 20% off worldwide car hire sale – with a different country being on sale for 24 hours only. The offer applies to all rentals in top destinations until 11th December 2011. Today’s country is Spain, while tomorrow’s is Portugal and Madeira. On Wednesday it’s South...

  • Worldchoice Re-Appoints Accident & General as Preferred Insurance Supplier

    The Worldchoice consortium of travel agents in Ireland as re-appointed Accident & General as its preferred insurance supplier for the next two years. Worldchoice Commercial Manager Garry Zancanaro said: “We are pleased to continue our partnership with A&G. We have considered the changing needs of travellers and looked closely at our policies...

  • National Ploughing Championships in Cardenton

    Iarnród Éireann together with Bus Éireann are providing a greener route to this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Cardenton, near Athy, Co Kildare. The ploughing championships will take place from Tuesday 20th September to Thursday 22nd September 2011. Special promotional day return fares are available from Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Ennis, Galway, Westport,...

  • New Departures to Bus Éireann Route 64

    From today, Bus Éireann will introduce a number of improvements to Route 64, Derry-Sligo-Galway coach service timetable. The revised schedule includes the following changes: A new Sunday morning 10:00 service from Sligo to Galway via Ireland West Airport Knock A new 14:00 direct Friday only service from Sligo to Galway will commence...

  • New Chairman of British Midland Ltd

    Vagn Ove Sørensen has been made a non-executive member of the British Midland Ltd Board of Directors with immediate effect, and will simultaneously take over as its Chairman. Vagn Sørensen takes over the position held by Stefan Lauer, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chief Officer Group Airlines...

  • Fiona Luciani Resigns from ITAA

    The Board of the Irish Travel Agents Association has accepted the resignation of the ITAA’s Membership Executive, Fiona Luciani, as she has accepted a new position. Interim Manager Pat Dawson said: “I would like to take this opportunity to put on record the Board’s appreciation of Fiona’s commitment and dedication to the Association and its membership over the past four and...