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Ireland's First Indoor Skydiving Centre Opens in Belfast

Belfast-based adventure centre We Are Vertigo is expanding into the Titanic Quarter with the launch of Ireland's first and only indoor skydive, representing a £1.5 million investment.

Opening this December, the Vertigo Indoor Skydive Centre will create 20 new jobs, bringing the total number of staff employed by We Are Vertigo to 200 and its total investment in Northern Ireland's leisure industry to £5 million.

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Laura Goes Beyond Call of Duty to Win Award

Laura Duggan, Environmental Manager at George Best Belfast City Airport, is celebrating after being recognised by Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) for her significant contribution to environmental sustainability.

Laura received the George Dawson Award at the launch of the BITCNI Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results, where the airport received Gold Status in the Survey for the fourth consecutive year.

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Best History Attraction Awards Caps Belleek's 160th Anniversary Year

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre has won the accolade for the Best Historic Tourist Attraction from in the Northern Ireland Enterprise Awards 2017.

Patricia McCauley, Visitor Centre Manager said: "We are delighted, it's been an unbelievable year for us at Belleek and to win Best Historic Tourist Attraction is so fitting in this our anniversary year."

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Aer Lingus Announces New Direct Route to Seattle from Dublin

Aer Lingus is launching a direct route to Seattle from Dublin next year.

It's the fifteenth route to North America operated by Aer Lingus, which is part of the IAG airline group that also includes British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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