All posts tagged "Dubai"

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    Dubai Bucks Irish Travel Trend in Q2

    Despite tourism figures highlighting a decline in Irish outbound travel during Q2, Dubai continued to perform strongly as a destination, reporting a 25% increase in guest nights during the quarter. According to the latest report issued by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), hotel and apartment guest numbers in Q2...

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    Thomas Cook Launches Wintersun 2012 Programme

    Thomas Cook Ireland is going where the heat is this winter, with a new emphasis on Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt in its recently launched 2012 Wintersun programme. Among the highlights is a week’s stay in Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt coupled with a seven-night Red Sea cruise from €1,059. Early bookers...

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    Orlagh Hogan Interview: DTCM/Etihad Ireland ‘Dubai for Families’

    Ronan Flood of ITTN interviews the lucky winner Orlagh Hogan from Travelmood who will be going on...

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    Middle East Golf Classic in Dubai

    The Middle East Classic will take place at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa in Dubai on 29th April 2012, ahead of the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony at the resort on the following evening. Guests will have the opportunity to play the nine-hole, par 36 Jebel Ali golf course...

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    Travel Counsellors Expands into UAE

    Travel Counsellors has announced its expansion into the UAE after officially launching in Dubai this month. The operation will be a joint venture partnership with dnata, the world’s fourth largest air services provider and Middle East travel experts. Travel Counsellors, which now has over 1,100 professional agents in the UK, Ireland, the...

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    Irish Agents Vote Dubai ‘Best Middle East / Africa Destination’

    At the 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards, presented at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin on 25th November 2011, Irish travel agents throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland voted Dubai as the Best Middle East / Africa Destination for the sixth year in a row. Ingrid Aagesen, Senior Manager of Dubai...

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    Ian Scott in DialAFlight’s Red Chair

    Ian Scott, Director UK and Ireland for Dubai Tourism, recently took to DialAFlight’s Red Chair. During a question and answer session with Peter Stephens and Clemmie Harvey, Ian deals with some myths about the emirate, explaining that Dubai is a lenient, tolerant multi-cultural city, as well as a safe one that is...

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    Emirates Boosts Middle East Frequencies

    Emirates is to increase its daily capacity from Dubai to Kuwait and Doha in August, adding almost 29% capacity across the two routes. Qatar and Kuwait will each get an additional daily frequency, bringing operations to Doha to six services per day and Kuwait up to five flights per day. With six...

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    Emirates to Upgrade to a B777 in July

    Now that Emirates have come online from Dublin to Dubai with seven flights a week, and Etihad continue with 10 flights a week to Abu Dhabi, there are now 17 flights a week from Dublin to the United Arab Emirates, equating to 4,279 seats per week or 222,508 seats per annum. Meanwhile,...

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    DARTing to Dubai!

    Dublin commuters have a new destination on their DART service … Dubai! To promote its new daily Dublin – Dubai service starting on 9th January 2012, Emirates has rebranded an entire DART train – inside as well as outside. The United Arab Emirates airline will be offering First, Business and Economy Class...

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    United Announces Washington DC – Doha Service via Dubai

    United Airlines will launch a daily B777 service between its Washington DC/Dulles hub and Doha, Qatar, service via Dubai from 1st May 2012.

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    Dubai Shark Reproduces Without a Male

    A zebra shark in the aquarium of Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is reported to have successfully reproduced in the absence of a male. The Aquarium team of Burj Al Arab has announced that the zebra shark inhabiting the hotel’s ‘underwater restaurant’ aquarium is the first shark of its species to...

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    Emirates Offers 10 Per Cent Commission

    To celebrate the launch of its daily Dublin – Dubai service from 9th January 2012, Emirates is offering travel agents the opportunity to double their commission to 10% in November and December. To qualify you must register at bonuscommission@emirates.com by Wednesday 30th November 2011. You need to book and ticket 30% or...

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    Air France KLM Big Autumn Draw

    Air France KLM is running a Big Autumn Draw competition for travel agents this month. Book a ticket on AF or KL to any one of their focus destinations and you can be in with a chance to win one of five pairs of Economy Class tickets on the KLM worldwide network...

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    Emirates Announces Earlybird Fares from Dublin

    Emirates have announced its Earlybird fares for travel from Dublin to a range of worldwide destinations to celebrate the launch of services on 9th January 2012.    Earlybird Economy Class return fares include Dublin – Dubai from €505; Durban from €689; Perth from €905; Mumbai from €445 and Kochi starting from €499. All prices...

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    Air France Adds A380 to Paris – Dubai

    From 5th December 2011 the Air France route from Paris CDG to Dubai will be operated by Airbus A380. The aircraft is already used on the airline’s services from Paris to Johannesburg, Montreal, New York and Washington DC. The 516 passengers on board Air France’s 12 A380s enjoy more comfort and space,...