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Belfast International Sees ROI Revenue Jump 250%

Belfast International Airport is seeing a surge in the number of passengers coming from the Republic of Ireland.

The airport says that Republic of Ireland car park transactions for the period July 14 to August 14 were up 135 per cent on the same period last year. This delivered a revenue increase of 250 per cent.

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Tokyo Fares Available Now from €599

Finnair has began its Seat Sale from Ireland to Japan - and fares are available now.

The sale runs from August 22 to October 14, 2017, with a travel period of October 29, 2017 to May 31, 2018.

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Spain Promises Extra Security in Tourist Areas

The Spanish Government has promised to increase security at top holiday spots across the country following last week's terror attacks.

Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said that areas “deemed to be potential terror targets” would be given “special protection”.

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Tougher Checks on Vehicle Rental

The Government is cracking down on car and van rentals as part of a move to tackle terrorism.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, ministers have been holding meetings with car rental firms about bringing in tougher checks.

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“Not an Empty Threat” - Say’s Ryanair

Ryanair has insisted it is not making empty threats over its fears about European Open Skies following Brexit.

Speaking as Chief Executive Michael O'Leary's met with transport secretary Chris Grayling yesterday, it said: "This is not an 'empty threat', but has been a fact for over a year now.

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Top Destinations and Tips for Gap Years

Hundreds of thousands of students have just opened their A-Level results this morning and many will be looking forward to starting their university lives in the autumn, but thousands of others will be taking a year out to travel overseas either to volunteer, gain work experience or simply have the adventure of a lifetime…

In 2016, over 92,000 students commenced their university courses aged 19 and many of those will have delayed going to university due to taking a gap year. This year, tens of thousands of school and college leavers are also expected to take a gap year trip before starting their courses in 2018.

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Chance to Win New York Tickets in Belfast Carpool Karaoke

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks brought a bite of the Big Apple to the streets of Belfast this week with their very own spin on the legendary Carpool Karaoke.

Passersby outside Victoria Square couldn’t miss the iconic yellow cab and two of Northern Ireland's favourite personalities Pamela Ballantine and Julian Simmons who invited people to take part in Carpool Cab'oke and jump onboard to sing a famous American themed song for the chance to be the winner of a pair of return flights to New York.

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Still Time to Win BA Tickets - Just by Voting

Readers of Northern Ireland Travel News have until tomorrow - 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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Ignorance of Rules on Aircraft Cabin Restrictions

A surprising one in 10 UK travellers are being stopped at airport security because they don't know what they can take onboard an aircraft.

As airport security continues to get much stricter over what is allowed to be brought on a plane, the liquids under 100ml rule can be a difficult law to follow, especially when packing sun cream and toiletries for the whole family.

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Are You At Risk? Holidaymakers to be Better Protected!

According to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), changes to how we book travel – such as using online booking sites to build personalised holidays – has created a gap in consumer rights, with a shocking 50 per cent of holiday arrangements not currently financially protected if a company ceases trading.

Enhanced regulations, proposed by Consumer Minister Margot James, will better protect an extra 10 million UK package holidays booked online.

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Five New Cruises to Cuba to Meet Demand

Following strong response to its first-ever cruises to Cuba announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line has added five more voyages featuring extended calls in Havana in 2018.

The new voyages include three five-day cruises to Havana and Cozumel or Key West departing on February 17, July 2 and September 5, 2018; a six-day sailing featuring Havana and Grand Cayman departing August 26; and an eight-day voyage with stops at Havana, Grand Cayman and Cozumel departing August 18, 2018.

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