• Definitely Dubai Familiarisation Visit Itinerary

    Seven Irish retail agents will be heading off on 7th June for a five-day ‘Dubai for Families’ familiarisation visit hosted by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Etihad Airways, and Jebel Ali International Hotels. The lucky agents are Pamela Kelly, Newbridge Travel; Jennifer Dineen, Abbey Travel; Siobhan Geraghty, Cavan Travel;...

  • Contiki Celebrates 50 Years

    Contiki Holidays celebrates turning the big Five-O this month, having been the original youth adventure travel brand since May 1962. Fifty years ago the first Contiki tour rolled out of London with a small group of travellers ready to explore Europe – now 50 years later the company offers over 190 different...

  • NITB Advises Visitors to Book Accommodation for Irish Open

    With this year’s Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush set to be one of the biggest in the competition’s history, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s Chief Executive Alan Clarke has reminded visitors to book their tickets and accommodation now to avoid potential disappointment – but reassures that accommodation is still available....

  • Deutsche Bahn Group Saver Summer Special

    It’s a bargain summer from Deutsche Bahn whose new special offer for small groups of six to 12 passengers offers a return journey for €49 per person between 11th June and 31st August 2012. Booking is now open for the special offer ‘Gruppe&Spar Sommer-Spezial’ (Group Saver Summer Special) that allows small groups...

  • Cleopatra Makes Her Los Angeles Debut

    Yesterday, 23rd May, brought the premiere in Los Angeles of ‘Cleopatra: The Exhibition’ at the California Science Centre, where it will run through to 31st December 2012. ‘Mysteries of Egypt’, an Imax film starring Omar Sharif, will run concurrently with the exhibition at the venue. The exhibition of ancient artifacts from the...

  • New Hertz On Demand Mobile Website

    The Hertz On Demand car sharing service has launched a new mobile website, mobile.hertzondemand.com (and m.hertzondemand.com) that allows Hertz On Demand members to make, modify, and cancel reservations. The site, available to all members, allows any user to make and modify reservations in any Hertz On Demand city – New York, Boston,...

  • CityJet Re-commences Dublin – Pau Flights

    CityJet will re-commence its weekend schedule from Dublin to Pau for summer 2012, flying direct to Pau Pyrénées Airport from 25th May 2012. The schedule will offer weekly flights departing from Dublin on a Friday and returning on Monday, with special fares from €79 one-way and €167 return including all taxes and...

  • Air Canada Extends Dublin – Toronto Service

    Air Canada is to extend its non-stop service between Dublin and Toronto this summer, operating up to seven flights per week from 8th June 2012 until 14th October 2012, almost a month longer than originally scheduled. The Dublin – Toronto service will be operated by Boeing 767-300 aircraft, offering customers Economy Class...

  • Travelport Warns Irish Agents of Phishing Attempts

    Travelport has been made aware over recent days of possible phishing attempts via web-based requests for confidential customer details. It has therefore sent out an alert to customers via its Ask Travelport portal urging them to be extra vigilant and not respond to these emails. These emails have not come from Travelport...

  • Emirates is Official Airline of 2012 Irish Open

    Emirates has today announced its first sponsorship in Ireland by becoming the Official Airline of the Irish Open. The 2012 Irish Open, which takes place at the Royal Portrush Golf Club from 28th June – 1st July, is one of the premier events on the European Tour calendar. The tournament is set...

  • RCI Announces Nine Ships in Europe for Summer 2013

    Summer 2013 will see Royal Caribbean International deploy nine ships in Europe to offer 276 sailings to 88 ports on 58 European itineraries. By summer 2013 seven of the nine Europe-based ships will have completed a multi-million dollar re-fit and re-design. ‘Independence of the Seas’ recently visited Cobh, while ‘Azamara Journey’ visited Waterford....

  • Stansted Airport Strikes Back On

    Ground staff at London Stansted Airport could be on strike tomorrow – and on six other days up to 6th June. The GMB union, which represents ground staff employed by Swissport at the airport, has given notice of strike action “following the breakdown of talks to resolve a dispute over rosters”. GMB...

  • Stay Two Nights, One Night Free in Abu Dhabi

    Etihad Airways is offering one night’s free accommodation to passengers who stop over in Abu Dhabi for a minimum of two nights before 1st December 2012. The Essential Abu Dhabi Stopovers offer can be redeemed at 25 hotels, including two 3-star, seven 4-star and 16 5-star. Additional nights in 4-star and 5-star hotels...

  • Ryanair Profits Up 25 Per Cent, Passengers Up 5 Per Cent

    Ryanair has reported a 25% increase in full year profits to €503 million. Revenue increased 19% to €4,325 million as traffic grew 5% to 75.8 million passengers and average fares rose 16%. Unit costs rose by 13% due to a 30% increase in fuel costs and a 6% increase in sector length....

  • Orlagh Hogan of Travelmood Joins Six Incentive Winners on DTCM / Etihad Ireland Fam Visit to Dubai

    Etihad Airways, Definitely Dubai and Jebel Ali International hosted an interesting and informative evening for travel agents who had completed the Dubai Expert training programme at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dublin last week. Ingrid Aagesen from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) presented the latest that Dubai has to...

  • Your Video on ITTN YouTube Channel

    Earlier this year, Irish Travel Trade News opened its own video channel at www.youtube.com/IrishTravelTradeNews. More recently, we introduced a Featured Video spot on our website home page at policy-architecture.info. Currently this is showing a number of Definitely Dubai interviews. If you would like your company video(s) to be hosted on the ITTN...