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Brave Aundrea Loses Cancer Battle

Local Thomas Cook Manager Aundrea Bannatyne sadly lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of this morning…

Thomas Cook Cluster Manager Aundrea was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.

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Belfast Harbour’s Cruise Ship Terminal One Step Closer!

A new £15 million cruise ship terminal at Belfast Harbour is one step closer to being a reality as a planning application - submitted last year for a “multi-purpose facility for berthing of cruise ships” - is scheduled to be discussed by Belfast City Council next week...

A decision will then be made by the Department for Infrastructure.

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Chance to Win BA Tickets - Just by Voting

Readers of Northern Ireland Travel News have just a short time left - until September 1 - to have a chance of winning a pair of British Airways' tickets to London Heathrow.

Five pairs of British Airways' tickets from Belfast City Airport to Heathrow are being offered as an incentive for members of the Travelling Public to vote for this year's Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards, run in association with Blue Insurance, to be held on the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on October 20.

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Get There Early Warning to Beat Disruption

Leading airlines are continuing to advise travellers holding UK or Irish passports to get to their departure airport for their return flight home in plenty of time, especially at weekends, to cope with the present enhanced security checks on non-Schengen area travellers.

Indeed, some airlines like Ryanair, frustrated by the situation and months of industrial disruption throughout Europe, have now asked travellers to turn up three hours before their flight departure time.

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Qatar Eases Visitor Entry Restrictions

UK tourists are among those from a total of 80 countries who no longer need a visa to travel to Qatar following a sudden change in the country's policy.

Instead, UK visitors will be able to apply for a visa waiver on arrival, which will allow them to spend up to 30 days in Qatar with the possibility of applying for an additional 30-day extension

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Sing Your Way to a Free New York Trip

To celebrate Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks' UK to New York flights from Belfast International Airport, the two top travel names are launching 'Jet2Cabaoke' for one day only (next Monday, August 14), live on the streets of Belfast.

Inspired by the famous and much-loved Carpool Karaoke, Pamela Ballantine and Julian Simmons will take residency in a yellow cab for the day in Belfast city centre, inviting members of the public to hop into the cab, pick their favourite American themed song and sing it alongside the star, for a chance to win return tickets to New York.

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New BA Service to World Capital of Country Music

British Airways is to launch a new direct service route from London Heathrow to the world capital of Country Music in May next year.

The new service to Nashville, Tennessee, will be operated by a 787-8 Dreamliner from Terminal 5 at London Heathrow and will begin on May 4, 2018.

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Up to 70 New Jobs to Fill at BIAL

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is embarking on a £2.5 million expansion at Belfast International Airport which will lead to up to 70 new full and part-time jobs.

Most of the work will be at existing airside outlets. The popular Lagan Bar has already been extended at the front and rear, creating seating for an additional 100 customers.

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Game of Thrones Boost for Northern Ireland Tourism

After seeing a surge in the number of holiday searches online linked to TV shows, series and movies, a poll has revealed that Game of Thrones, Love Island and Take Me Out inspire the majority of Britons when it comes to choosing a holiday destination.

And Northern Ireland, Croatia and Spain and Northern Ireland have been unveiled as the most sought-after holiday locations.

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New Programme of Asia Guided Holidays

Specialist operator Trafalgar, the award-winning leader in guided holidays, has today launched its 2018 Asia programme offering travellers a choice of 22 exotic, hand-crafted journeys.

The comprehensive collection features five new itineraries; three in Japan, one in India and the third taking in Singapore and Malaysia.

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Fare Offers on Holyhead and Pembroke Routes

Motorists seeking Summer savings on fares to Britain will be buoyed by the recent price promotion from Irish Ferries that sees 20 per cent reductions on Irish Sea sailings from August 7 to December 15 next.

Valid on new reservations made before next Tuesday, August 15, the offer applies to all fast ferry and cruise ferry sailings on the Company's Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Pembroke routes, excluding the 11:50 and 14:30 Swift sailings in July and August.

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