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River Cruise Company 'Blown Away' by TV Response

Uniworld, the world's most luxurious all-inclusive river cruise line, says it is experiencing unprecedented demand for its boutique river cruises on the Danube and beyond, thanks to its appearance on Channel 5’s hit travelogue show, Cruising with Jane McDonald.

A one hour episode, dedicated to the experiences of Britain's best loved former Loose Woman and Cruise Chanteuse Jane McDonald as she enjoyed Uniworld's luxurious Enchanting Danube itinerary and the surroundings of the award-winning SS Maria Theresa, aired last Friday evening to rave reviews.

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Kids' Cruises Back on the High Seas

Leading ferry company Stena Line is inviting children to take to the seas and enjoy a fun family day out with a difference as the hugely successful Kids Cruises return.

With different themed cruises running throughout the year, parents have plenty of time to find a costume for their little ones, and with themes such as Pirates and Princesses and Superheroes, there is something to suit everyone!

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More than 220 Cruise Destinations in New Schedule

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is excited to announce that, in 2018/19, its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships - Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch - will be visiting no fewer than 228 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, covering 91 areas of scenic cruising, from the UK departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth).

Fred. Olsen’s new 2018/19 itineraries will go on general sale from March 9, 2017.

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Family Friendly Deal for Alton Towers

In partnership with Staffordshire’s Alton Towers Resort, Irish Ferries has announced a family-friendly deal to mark the reopening of Britain's top theme park for the 2017 season on March 25 next.

The offer, valid for travel until May 20, sees two adults and two children under 10 enjoy a three-night stay with breakfast at the nearby Holiday Inn Express for just EUR439, inclusive of return car ferry crossing and one full day at Alton Towers.

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Keen Demand for New Oman Air Service

The demand for Oman Air's new daily flight from Manchester to Muscat has exceeded all expectations, according to Oman Air's UK Country Manager Simon Cook.

The first flight will depart on May 1 and will be the only direct service to Muscat from the UK outside of London.

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ABTA to Examine Report on Tunisia Attack

ABTA has promised to see if the travel industry can learn any lessons from the coroner's report into the terrorist attack on British holidaymakers in Sousse, Tunisia last year.

This follows the conclusion of the inquest into the 30 British deaths in London.

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Norwegian Confirms Two New Belfast-US Routes!

Low-cost airline Norwegian is launching its first ever flights from Belfast - and the airport's only direct transatlantic links - with a series of groundbreaking low-cost routes to the USA with fares starting from just £69.

From July, Norwegian will commence two never before seen routes from Belfast International Airport, offering five weekly flights direct to the greater New York and Boston areas.

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New City of Derry-Stansted Schedule Announced

BMI regional has announced that it will begin twice flights from City of Derry Airport and London Stansted on Sunday March 26.

The service will include two return flights each day, except for Saturdays which will have one flight each way.

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Two New Themed Hotels for Belfast

At least two new hotels - including a George Best themed hotel - are set to be developed in Belfast this year by luxury hotel developer Signature Living as a direct result of the city's attendance at the world's largest property investment event last year.

The announcement came today at the Waterfront Conference and Exhibition Centre as Belfast revealed that it will take its largest ever trade delegation when it returns to MIPIM in Cannes next month, with a record financial support of over £250,000 from private sector sponsors and stakeholders.

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Puppies Prepare for Take Off

Flybe has welcomed nine Medical Alert Dogs on board as part of the dogs' comprehensive training and socialisation programme.

Organised by the charity Northern Ireland Assistance Dogs (NIAD) the aircraft visit was part of a familiarisation session of George Best Belfast City Airport where the dogs experienced all aspects of taking a flight from check-in to boarding.

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Movie Release Causes Spike in Seattle Holiday Searches

Site data released by an online travel agency has revealed that the release of the movie Fifty Shades Darker has caused a surge of interest in holidays to Seattle.

Seattle is the destination in which most of the fictional 'Fifty Shades' trilogy is set - despite the majority of filming taking place in Vancouver.

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