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Belfast and Causeway Coast 'Best in the World' - Lonely Planet

Belfast and the Causeway Coast have been named the Number One Region in the world to visit in 2018 by the prestigious travel guide publishers Lonely Planet - coming in ahead of places like Alaska, the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France and the Aeolian islands in Italy.

The leading travel media company has unveiled the accolade in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018 - its collection of the world's hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year.

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Pointless Presenter Hosts Awards Gala Tomorrow in Slieve Donard

The weeks and months of waiting are almost over... the winners of the 26th annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards - organised by Northern Ireland Travel News in association with Blue Insurance - will be revealed tomorrow evening at the Awards Gala in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

BBC's Pointless presenter Alexander Armstrong will host the Awards ceremony attended by more than 430 guests and travel industry VIPs from all over the UK and Ireland.

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Five Stunning Ships and More Than 90 Destinations for 2019

For its 2019 summer season, Celebrity Cruises will have five stunning ships, including the newest, Celebrity Edge, sailing in Europe.

With stops in 27 different countries, overnight stays in 16 cities, and visits to more than 90 destinations - including three brand new Celebrity-first ports of call: Nauplion (Greece); Rijeka (Croatia); and Santa Margherita (Italy) - Celebrity cruisers will have a world of choice.

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British Airways and Finnair Co-Operate on Heathrow Flights

British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair's European destinations including the new non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo, which will begin operating for the winter season from December 12 and 14 respectively.

Finnair will place its codes on British Airways flights between London Heathrow and Tallinn, Copenhagen and Gothenburg.

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A Million UK Travellers Have Driven on Wrong Side of Road in Spain

Over a million UK drivers have accidentally driven on the wrong side of the road in Spain and one in 12 of those who have driven in Spain have been involved in a collision.

These startling figures are shown in new research from Churchill Car Insurance which reveals holidaymakers are putting their lives at risk by accidentally driving on the wrong side of the road when on holiday in Spain, the top holiday destination for British holidaymakers.

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High Prices of Food and Drink Most Annoying Thing about Airports

Around 25 million passengers will pass through the UK's 60 plus airports in October, but new research has found that for many the airport experience isn't the ideal start to their holiday they'd hoped for.

GoCompare surveyed over 1,300 UK adults who'd taken a holiday abroad in the last five years, to ask them what they found most annoying about airports.

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Jet2 Only UK Airline Awarded Five Stars for Punctuality

Jet2.com has been named the most punctual airline in the UK over the past 12 months, according to data by the world's leading travel intelligence company OAG.

The leading leisure airline, which currently has 27 destinations on sale from Belfast International Airport and recently announced eight new Summer 18 destinations, is the only UK airline to be awarded a 5-star rating, with an On-Time Performance (OTP) score of 87.5 per cent, which represents the percentage of flights running on time over the past 12 months.

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Expedia Lists Ireland's Spookiest Castles Ahead of Hallowe'en

Travel company Expedia lists the most haunted castles in Ireland for travellers to discover this Hallowe'en.

Ireland is steeped in castles and castle ruins that are filled with many stories of ancient dwellers and spooky encounters.

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Europe 'Has Never Seen a Ship Like the Edge'

The most anticipated new cruise ship, Celebrity Edge, will set sail in Europe in summer 2019.

Calling Rome and Barcelona home for the summer, Celebrity Edge will start her season from Southampton with a 10-night European inaugural sailing on 15 May 2019.

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More Than 100 Airport Jobs on Offer at Shankill Job Fair 

More than 100 jobs at Belfast International Airport are on offer at the latest airport Job Fair which takes place next Thursday (Oct 26) at The Spectrum Centre on Belfast’s Shankill Road.

This is the fourth airport Job Fair to be organised and brings the total number of positions that have to be filled to 100.

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Thomson Holiday Name Disappears from Travel Industry

One of the most famous names in the travel industry, Thomson, has officially disappeared after six decades as a popular package holiday brand.

Named after Canadian media baron Roy Thomson, who formed the company in 1965, the well-known British brand is being replaced by the global brand TUI.

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