• Port du Monde to Meet in Glasgow

    Glasgow will be the host city for the 2013 conference and agm of Port du Monde. This was announced in the port city of Cadiz in the province of Andalucía, which played host to this year’s annual meeting of Si tous les ports du Monde. The International Summer School will take place...

  • ADTCA Upgrades Website, Prepares for Summer In Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has launched an upgraded version of its official destination website, visitabudhabi.ae, supported by a wide array of social media channels. Meanwhile, the UAE capital is preparing for this year’s ‘Summer In Abu Dhabi’, which will feature 11 headline activities and present blockbuster, family-centric edutainment across four...

  • Enterprise Ireland Hosts Travel Technology Workshop

    Key buyers and decision makers from Southern Europe’s most popular tourist destinations visited Ireland last weekend to view the specialist technology solutions Irish companies have to offer the travel sector.  To promote further export growth for Irish travel technology firms, Enterprise Ireland organised a major inward visit by 26 managers from leading...

  • RCI’s Grandeur of the Seas Completes Refurbishment

    Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas completed its €38 million refurbishment yesterday at the Navantia ship yard in Cadiz, Spain. The bow-to-stern revamp included the addition of five new dining venues, technological upgrades, a pool side LED screen, and a refresh of all furniture, carpet, upholstery and staterooms, as well as...

  • Etihad Confirms Stake in Virgin Australia

    Etihad Airways has confirmed that it has acquired a 4.99% stake in Virgin Australia Holdings. The stake has been built over recent weeks, through purchases on the open market. Etihad Airways believes that this equity investment in Virgin Australia’s domestic operations significantly strengthens the 10-year strategic partnership forged by the two carriers...

  • Emirates Commences Ho Chi Minh City Daily Service

    Emirates further expanded its global network on Monday with the start of a non-stop, daily service between Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, the airline’s eighth route launch of 2012. Emirates now operates to 13 cities in 10 countries in the Far East, opening up one of the most popular...

  • DAA Launches Ad Campaign in Northern Ireland

    The Dublin Airport Authority is launching its first major advertising campaign in Northern Ireland. The campaign is aimed at promoting Dublin Airport’s extensive range of direct long-haul and short-haul services to business and leisure travellers in the North. About half a million residents of Northern Ireland currently use Dublin Airport each year,...

  • Delta to Sell Economy Comfort through Travelport GDSs

    Delta Air Lines and Travelport have reached agreement to sell Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium Economy product offering more leg room, through Travelport’s global distribution system. The agreement will create Economy Comfort booking access later this year for travel agents who use Galileo, Worldspan or Apollo. “Customers today can purchase Economy Comfort directly...

  • Etihad to Fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Etihad Airways is to commence a daily service to Sao Paulo in Brazil from 1st June 2013. The service will be the first direct air link between Abu Dhabi and any South American country and will mean Etihad Airways serves all of the BRIC high-growth nations. “Brazil is a logical next step...

  • Larger Monitors in Latest Emirates B777-300ERs

    Emirates’ latest B777-300ERs offer larger touchscreen monitors in all three classes – up from 23” to 27” in First, up from 17” to 20” in Business, and up from 10.9” to 12.1” in Economy. The new screens feature high definition resolution, developed by Panasonic Avionics Corporation, making it one of the world’s...

  • Tantalising Thai Deals from Sunway

    If your clients would like to visit Thailand next September / October, check out these tantalising deals from Sunway. Prices are per person and include flights, seven nights B&B accommodation as stated, and all taxes and charges: 4-star Centara Villas Samui
 from €1,140
. Nestled on Natien Beach in southern Samui, Centara Villas...

  • United Upgrades Premium Dining Options

    United has introduced new menu options in its premium cabins beginning Friday 1st June. Customers on long-haul international flights traveling in Global First and BusinessFirst can choose from high-quality, restaurant-style entrées, including selections of beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian-style pastas. “The changes come after many months of input from customers and from...

  • Let’s Talk About Andalucía

    The title says it all – Andalucía came to Dublin and hosted the trade at Trinity College with the style and elegance that can only be found in Andalucía. A delegation of the top 21 travel and tourism providers, led by Antonio Martin-Machuca Ales, the avuncular Marketing Director of Turismo Andalucía, had...

  • Global Launch for New ‘Why’ Etihad TV Commercial

    On Friday 1st June Etihad Airways premiered a brand new television commercial and supporting digital media campaign to a global audience. The new commercial is based on the fact that Etihad Airways is the fastest growing airline in aviation history and during its first eight years of operation more people have switched...

  • Travelport Appoints Sinead Reilly as Country Manager – Ireland

    Travelport has appointed Sinead Reilly as its new Country Manager – Ireland. With nearly 10 years’ experience at Travelport in Ireland, she will officially take up her new role on 25th June 2012 and be based in the Fenian Street office in Dublin. Sinead was chosen following a recruitment process that attracted...

  • A380 on London Heathrow – Kuala Lumpur Route

    Malaysia Airlines, which has now taken delivery of the first of six A380 aircraft on order, will operate the new aircraft non-stop from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur three times a week from 2nd July 2012. The 494 seats comprise 350 Economy and eight fully-flat First seats on the main deck, and...