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'Boastcards' Starting to Replace Postcards!

New research by cruise line Royal Caribbean International has revealed that the humble postcard is all but obsolete as 70 per cent of people from the UK admit to not having sent one in the past year, with over 50 per cent of people from Northern Ireland admitting that they never send postcards to friends and family when on holiday.

The research found that a further 90 per cent of people from the UK admit their holiday snaps are taken for the sole purpose of online posting, as they opt for a much cheaper and more instantaneous way to share their holiday highlights via Instagram and other social media channels.

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Wealth of International Creativity at This Year's Mela

Turkish Airlines is again the lead sponsor for this year's Belfast Mela on Sunday, August 27, which is Northern Ireland’s largest annual celebration of diversity.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 27 August Botanic Gardens will be the setting for the Belfast Mela festival of global identities, with an exotic, colourful – and joyously noisy - carnival parade launching the showcase of culture and cuisine from all four corners of the world.

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Travel Advice for Dublin Airport on Republic's Bank Holiday Weekend

More than 400,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport, the Republic's August Bank Holiday Weekend from tomorrow Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7.

Passenger figures are up four per cent over the same weekend last year, with over 2,669 flights expected to arrive and depart during this time.

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Spirit of Gin Festival Launched at The Loop

Gin lovers using The Loop at Dublin Airport will be delighted to experience the new Spirit of Gin Festival, which runs for the next two months until October 1.

The festival, which will showcase over 50 different gins including many new Irish brands takes place at The Loop throughout August and September.

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Tunisia Goes Back on the UK Tourist Map

UK tour operators are looking at resuming holiday packages to Tunisia following a change in the travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday.

The FCO has changed its level of advice to Tunisia and no longer advises against all but essential travel to certain parts of the country.

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Don't Be Caught Out Buying a Free EHIC Card!

UK citizens can still apply for and use a new FREE EHIC European Health Insurance Card - at least up until the end of March 2019 - the proposed end of the initial two year Brexit transitional period.

However, many applicants are at risk of being caught out by applying online, to unofficial - but official-looking - websites.

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New Ski Flights to Salzburg and Verona

Jet2.com is giving skiers across Northern Ireland more winter sports options this coming winter by reintroducing ski flights for Winter 2017/18 from Belfast International Airport.

The leading leisure airline will fly direct from Belfast International to Salzburg and, for the first time, Verona this winter.

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New Newcastle Service Starts in September

Eastern Airways is launching a new convenient non-stop service from Belfast City Airport to Newcastle.

From September 1, 2017, the UK regional airline will provide a daily weekday service from the heart of the city to the North East of England.

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Take a Wee Walk Along the Causeway Coast

Following the success of last year's Clifftop Experience, the National Trust and local tour company, 'Away A Wee Walk,' have relaunched the spectacular hike which offers visitors the opportunity to venture along the stunning journey across the Causeway Coast's clifftop path.

The Giant's Causeway Clifftop Experience is a fantastic five mile long hike from the ruin of Dunseverick Castle to Northern Ireland's first World Heritage Site, the Giant's Causeway.

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Business Class Flights Offer on Luxury Cruises

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea is offering included roundtrip business class flights on a selection of fascinating 2018 Northern Europe voyages on bookings made by September 30, 2017.

Sailing between May 22 and September 29, 2018, these voyages visit some of the most exciting destinations the region has to offer.

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Weekends Begin Earlier from Next Thursday

Weekends start even earlier in the Cathedral Quarter! The first Thursday of every month - from next Thursday, August 3 - in Belfast’s celebrated cultural core is set to become the essential date in the city's social calendar.

First Thursdays is a colourful initiative designed to showcase the very best of the city's most famous quarter and what it has to offer for all.

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