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Tour Operator Offers Chance to Win the Ultimate School Trip!

In a child from Belfast's perfect world, Ed Sheeran would be Prime Minister, 10 holidays a year would be the norm, and all our school friends would come with us, says new research released by Jet2holidays to mark the launch of a school trip which is making some of these dreams come true!

From today, schools across Northern Ireland and the UK are in with a chance of winning a place for an entire class of 9-13 year olds on the Ultimate School Trip with Jet2holidays.

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Dublin Welcomes 15 New Services this Winter
 

Dublin Airport has just under million extra seats across its route network this winter season, which is an eight per cent increase in capacity compared to last year.

Five new services started recently to coincide with the winter season.

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Create Your Own Five-Star Signature Hotel Competition

The five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast has launched a search to find a 'Five-Star Signature Cocktail' to feature on the bar's infamous cocktail menu in 2018, in partnership with locally distilled Jawbox Gin.

Since it opened nine years ago, the hotel's New York vibe bar has made its mark with locals and international travellers alike as the urban place to enjoy a perfectly balanced cocktail in the city.

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UK Dogs and Cats Could be Banned from Europe - Threat

UK families will be barred from taking their pets to the continent if Brexit negotiations collapse, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator has suggested.

Michel Barnier has said that the collapse of trade talks is a "real possibility" and warned it could affect the ability of  family pets "dogs and cats to cross the Channel".

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Unique New Year Sunrise at World's Oldest Working Lighthouse

If your heading South for a break or to visit relatives during the Christmas/New Year break there's the opportunity to bring in the New Year in a unique way.

The world's oldest intact working lighthouse will host it's first Sunrise Tour Experience on January 1, 2018, offering visitors the opportunity to see the New Year dawning over the spectacular South East coast.

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Cruise Line Offers Limited Time Savings on UK-based Sailings

Princess Cruises is offering reduced fares on three UK-based sailings for bookings made between November 17 and 20, 2017.

The deals, which include group savings, are available on two voyages to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg and one cruise to the Canary Islands, all sailing in 2018.

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Travel Unaffected by Loss of Confidence in Negotiations
 

A poll of more than 9,000 people released  has revealed that more than two thirds (68 per cent) of people in the UK have lost complete confidence in the all-important Brexit negotiations; with only nine per cent feeling that the talks are being handled well by the British government.

In fact, many have chosen to ignore the whole Brexit situation, with 95 per cent declaring that they will continue to travel to the EU as usual for their holiday.

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New Travel Experience on American Routes from Dublin
 

The world's largest airline, American Airlines, is introducing its new Premium Economy travel experience to select routes from Dublin.

Premium Economy is now available to purchase for travel from January 15, 2018, on American's daily service from Dublin (DUB) to Philadelphia (PHL), and from May 4 2018, on the daily service from Dublin to Charlotte Douglas (CLT).

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ABTA Responds to Governments Call for Evidence on Sickness Claims
 

ABTA has submitted its response, on behalf of Members, to the Government's Call for Evidence on holiday sickness claims.

ABTA has been working closely with its Members to collate data on gastric illness claims and has submitted this to the Ministry of Justice to support its position.

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Multi-Million Refits for Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships
 

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter - in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

Braemar and Balmoral will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018.

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Following seven eventful years as front-line Editor of the Belfast News Letter, John Trew wisely opted for the quieter pleasures of travel journalism.  Now, after 23 years and 270,000 miles, he is living proof that travel not only broadens the mind but the buttocks.

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