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Australia and Thailand Top Gap Year Destinations

Hundreds of thousands of UK students, including many in Northern Ireland, have just opened their A-Level results and will be looking forward to starting their university lives in the autumn.

But thousands of them will be looking forward to planning the once in a lifetime adventure of a Gap Year... and for the majority, Australia will be the first choice destination, closely followed by Thailand.

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Spain and Zombies High on Kids' Holiday Wish Lists

Zombies, Roller Coasters, and Rooms from Outer Space: that's what's on the 2016 Young Travellers' Wish List according to leading tour operator Jet2holidays.

UK holiday favourite Spain is the most desired destination for country's young travellers, followed by Italy, France, Greece and Portugal.

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AIR CANADA

New Fearless Flyer Course in Belfast in October

Leading low-cost airline easyJet is running another Fearless Flyer course in Belfast in the autumn, one of 10 throughout the UK, in a bid to help even more nervous flyers to overcome their fears.

The Belfast course will take place on Friday, October 28, with the followup flight the next day, Saturday, October 29, with other courses in Newcastle, Gatwick, Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Stansted, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool between the end of September and November.

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BALKAN HOLIDAYS


Students Travel Free Offer Launched

Excited students across Northern Ireland are getting ready to go to university in Britain and the Irish Sea's leading ferry company, Stena Line, has a budget-busting way to get them there for Free, when travelling by car!

From only £79 single car and driver, usually mum, dad or another adult can take up to four students for Free.

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TERRA TRAVEL

University Ferry Travel Reward for Students

P&O Ferries too is helping students celebrate their A-Level results with a great money-saving offer as they book their travel to university in Scotland.

The UK's largest ferry operator is also rewarding students for their hard work by offering up to four students the chance to travel for free, when a trip is booked for a car and one full fare paying adult across the Irish Sea.

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Top Travel Prizes at Hans Sloane Chocolate Ball

Get set for the Hans Sloane Chocolate Ball at Killyleagh Castle! Local travel agency Bryan Somers Travel, Saintfield, is helping to raise much-needed funds this year for Cancer Fund for Children by donating a number of high-value prizes to be auctioned off at the glittering Chocolate Ball on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Said Jonathan Millar of Saintfield based Bryan Somers Travel, which is a supporting sponsor and exclusive travel partner of this year's Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival: "We are delighted to be involved in this year's Hans Sloane Chocolate Ball and look forward to bringing in significant funds via the Ball's charity auction to help Cancer Fund for Children continue their exceptional work for young people and their families facing cancer diagnoses and treatment."

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ADVERTISING


Manchester Pre-Christmas Shopping Breaks Launched

It may still be summer, but already tour operators are beginning to tempt travellers with pre-Christmas shopping breaks.

Today local tour operator Travel Solutions launches its programme of shopping breaks to Manchester.

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Hear More About the Awards on U105

The Northern Ireland Travel News team of Jonathan Adair and Brian Ogle talked yesterday on U105's popular Frank Mitchell morning programme about the coming 25th Anniversary Blue Insurance Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

U105 is Awards organisers Northern Ireland Travel News' first media partner for this year's Silver Anniversary Awards to be held in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on Friday, October 21.

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Tomorrow Deadline Day for Lowcostholidays Customers

Customers of failed travel company Lowcostholidays are being advised to ensure they have saved all their details before the company's 'manage my booking' facility shuts down tomorrow (Friday).

In a statement on the Lowcost Holidays site, administrator Smith & Williamson said: "Please note that following the cessation of trading and the Lowcost Travel Group entering administration, the 'manage my booking' facility via lowcostholidays.com will be disabled with effect from 5pm Friday 19 August 2016.

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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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