• Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Two New A380s

    Malaysia Airlines will add two new A380 aircraft to its fleet by the end of next week in preparation for double daily A380 services between London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from 24th November 2012. Malaysia Airlines’ third A380 arrived at KLIA yesterday from Toulouse and the fourth new aircraft...

  • Dublin Airport Charges Proposed for 2013

    Core airport charges at Dublin Airport will increase by 0.5% in 2013, under proposals outlined to airlines by the Dublin Airport Authority. 

Under the DAA proposals, this price increase will apply in summer only, as core prices in the winter period will remain unchanged. DAA has also proposed two technical adjustments to...

  • Winning Travel Counsellors Team Experience Mexico

    A team of Travel Counsellors has just returned from an unforgettable trip to Cancun in Mexico after winning the company’s recent sales incentive challenge. The company launched a competition earlier this year that saw its agents divided into teams, competing against each other in various challenges to secure the most bookings. The...

  • JacTravel Appoints Alexia Renedo as Director of Sales

    UK-based travel wholesaler JacTravel, best known for its range of hotel beds online  and inbound travel services, has recruited Alexia Renedo to lead the sales efforts globally, as Director of Sales, for its expanding online FIT division. She will oversee a team of 13 staff and be responsible for existing customers and new...

  • United Fun Promotion in Dublin

    United Airlines held a fun promotion in St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre yesterday, with Dubliner Hazel McGuinness winning two return tickets to Washington DC. The 34-year-old business analyst won the prize by correctly answering the most questions in United’s ‘A to DC’ competition. Visitors to Stephen’s Green were also given an opportunity...

  • RCI ChoiceAir and CruiseMatch Training Sessions in Dublin

    Ruby Wake, Royal Caribbean International’s Automation Trainer for UK & Ireland, is calling into Dublin on Monday 3rd December 2013 for two fun sessions to help agents increase their knowledge and expertise with the CruiseMatch and newly introduced ChoiceAir tools. To help fit conveniently with working schedules, there will be a 9.30am...

  • Shepherds Pie – a Story of Recovery

    George Mordaunt, Managing Director of the Mordaunt Group, gave the ITAA Conference a personal account of the ups and downs of his car sales group and its affects on his life. His book, ‘Shepherds Pie’ is a ‘here and now’ story in Ireland that captures first hand the reality of the recession...

  • Aer Lingus to Introduce Travel Agent Portal

    Outlining in Istanbul Aer Lingus’s development of a Travel Agent Portal, John Keogh told conference delegates that Aerlingus.com provides 80% of the airline’s total booking and is a prime distribution channel for short-haul business. It is aimed to introduce the new portal in the second quarter 2013. “We are now developing our...

  • Turkish Airlines to Operate 10 Flights a Week ex-Dublin, ITAA Delegates Informed

    Welcoming the delegates to the ITAA Conference, ‘Don’t stand still – Embrace change’, being held today in Istanbul, Murat Balandi, Managing Director Ireland, Turkish Airlines, said that the airline would be increasing its frequency on Dublin – Istanbul to 10 flights a week from 1stApril 2013. “With Turkish Airlines your clients can...

  • Grand Cayman ex-Dublin via New York JFK

    JetBlue Airways has commenced flights to its newest Caribbean destination,Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands,from New York’s JFK International airport. The flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Owen Roberts International Airport. JetBlue has a link up with Aer Lingus ,which will share its new terminal 5 at New York  JFK next year.  ...

  • Wings Abroad a Travel Centres ‘Supplier of the Year’

    Wings Abroad, which is only in its second year in Ireland, was voted joint ‘Supplier of the Year’ by members of the Travel Centre consortium. Tayfun Gokpinar, Managing Director of Wings Abroad, said: “We are delighted to have been voted ‘Supplier of the Year 2012’. Our strategy from day one has always...

  • CAR Issues New Travel Agency Licence

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has issued a new travel agency licence, while two others continue to be listed as expired at 31st October 2012. The new licence, number 0724, has been granted to Travel Republic Ltd of Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England. The company has an Irish website which states: “With...

  • New Serenade of the Seas Dubai-based Training Module

    Royal Caribbean International has launched a comprehensive new training module designed to engage and educate agents on the newly revitalised Serenade of the Seas and the seven-night Dubai sailings that she will be offering to cruisers from January to April 2013. Available on the cruise line’s e-learning programme, Cruising for Excellence Online,...

  • Travel Centres Raffle Raises €1,200 for Charities

    At its recent annual conference, the Travel Centres consortium organised a raffle in aid of the Irish Travel Trade Charity Family Fun Day during the Gala Dinner and Awards night. The raffle raised €1,200 for the Fun Day’s two appointed charities, the Irish Cancer Society and Pieta House.

  • 30% Off Florida Car Hire with Hertz in 2013

    To celebrate Florida’s 500th year anniversary, Hertz is offering 30% off Florida car rentals in 2013. The ‘Viva Florida 500’ celebration marks the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival on Florida’s east coast. The offer is only available to book from now until 19th November 2012 and is for rentals...

  • Aer Lingus Welcomes Confirmation of Withdrawal of Threat of Industrial Action

    Aer Lingus has welcomed confirmation received this afternoon (14th November) from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions that the Group of Unions engaged in the process to resolve the funding issues of the IASS has withdrawn its threat of industrial action. A statement from the airline said: “The company is now proceeding...