All posts tagged "Ireland"

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    Etihad Airways has won the award for “Best Business Class” at the 2011 Biz Travel Forum in Milan.

      In its ninth year, the Biz Travel Forum is a travel trade exhibition, involving services and...

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    Thomas Cook Ireland Rebrands

    Thomas Cook have decided to merge the Panorama and Sunworld brands together to become Thomas Cook Ireland. John Kinane, Managing Director, Thomas Cook Ireland said the re-brand would create the most comprehensive holiday offering on the market. “Under the Thomas Cook umbrella we will now cater for a vast array of holiday...

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    British Airways Hosts Its Best Agents

    British Airways took over the wonderful Wilde’s Restaurant in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel to host more than 60...

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    10,000 (AMD) for Every Flexibletrips Booking Today!

    Thomas Cook Holidays is giving 10,000 (AMD) to travel agents for every Flexibletrips booking they make today (12th October). That’s 10,000 Armenian Dram, in celebration of Ireland’s 2-1 win against Armenia at the Aviva Stadium last night to qualify for the Euro 2012 play-offs – and that’s €19.59 at Bloomberg’s exchange rate...

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    ‘The Gathering’: a Year-long Event in 2013

    At this weekend’s Global Irish Economic Forum, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD presented proposals for the biggest tourism initiative ever staged in Ireland. ‘The Gathering’ will be a year-long event in 2013 where people at home and abroad can play a part in the country’s recovery, potentially bringing...

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    Deutsche Bahn Appoints its First Agency in Ireland

    The Vaults underneath Connolly Station in Dublin was the perfect venue for the introduction of DB Bahn:...

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    Topflight Press Launch

    Tony Collins and Carmel O’Reilly delivered a very clear message at the press launch of Topflight’s Ski...

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    UK Government Reduces Ex-NI APD

    UK Chancellor George Osborne announced on Tuesday that Air Passenger Duty will be cut for passengers travelling on direct long-haul routes departing from airports in Northern Ireland. From 1st November 2011 the direct long-haul APD rate will be reduced to the short-haul rate, which is currently £12 per passenger in Economy Class...

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    Visit USA Visits Dublin!

    A well-attended travel trade workshop, a lunch reception at Chapter One, an evening ‘Stars & Stripes’ reception...

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    Philip Airey New ITOF President

    At its agm this weekend, the Irish Tour Operators Federation elected Philip Airey of Sunway Holidays as...

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    New Surfing Safety Campaign

    The opportunity to enjoy Ireland’s breathtaking beaches is too often tempered with news of tragic aquatic fatalities. Irish Water Safety has partnered with the Irish Surfing Association to proactively address the safety of surfers nationwide by producing a key safety resource – a ‘Stay Safe on the Surf’ poster. The free poster...

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    €6m Boost for Tourism Projects

    Almost €6 million worth of funding for four tourism projects in Ireland has been announced. The funding, from Fáilte Ireland’s Tourism Capital Investment Programme, has been allocated to:   •          Book of Kells, Trinity College Dublin – €2.7 million •          Garnish Island, Co Cork – €2.4 million •          Killarney Downhill Mountain Bike...

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    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...

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    New York, New York for Breakfast

    Irish visitors to the Big Apple last year totalled some 275,000, comprising 225,000 from the Republic of Ireland and 50,000 from Northern Ireland. This was announced at the annual breakfast for the Irish travel trade hosted in Dublin by NYC & Company and members from New York’s top attractions and hotels. John...

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    Ciaran Carraher Now Chairman of European Committee

    Ciaran Carraher, who is the current Chairman of the Irish Visit USA Committee, has been elected as the Chairman of the combined European Visit USA Committee. Congratulations Ciaran on securing this prestigious post for Ireland.