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DAA


Westminster Report Gives Anti-APD Tax a Boost

Belfast International airport says the report by the Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on Air Passenger Duty (APR) and VAT on tourism gives the campaign to do away with the passenger tax a significant boost.

The Committee called on the Northern Ireland Executive to re-examine the economic case for abolishing APD on flights and seek the full devolution of the power.

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STENA


Airline's Belfast Summer Seats Top Three Million Mark

Low cost airline easyJet has added over 155,000 summer seats from Belfast to London, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Palma, Ibiza and Split taking the total number of easyJet seats available from Belfast over the summer (between March 26 and October 28) for the first time ever to over three million.

The airline continues to see strong growth at Belfast and now has an unrivalled network of 28 destinations including a new service to Dubrovnik which launches on May 14, 2017.

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AIR CANADA


GET INVOLVED AND WIN!

This year #thegiggles have been given an upgrade with brand new categories and THE BIG EVENT team want YOUR input!

"From 'Last Man Standing' to 'Do you ever go home award'... we want your funny pictures from 2016/2017." said Events and Marketing Co-Ordinator Lauren Deegan.

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PORTAVENTURA

New Business Class cabin in American's Dublin Services

From April 13, the world's largest airline will resume seasonal services from Dublin Airport (DUB) to New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), featuring a new Business Class cabin.

The service, operated by a Boeing 757-200 aircraft will feature 16 fully lie-flat Business Class seats arranged in a two-by-two configuration, plus personal Samsung Galaxy tablets.

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IF ONLY


ABTA Launches New Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme

ABTA is launching a new, independent Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme for Personal Injury.

The conciliation scheme is a simple and cost effective means for Members and consumers to resolve personal injury claims, including holiday sickness claims, up to £10,000.

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BIA

Cruise Agents' Chance to go on Shopping Spree

This month Silversea is giving agents from across the UK the chance to win a fantastic shopping spree as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.

The lucky winners will enjoy a personal shopper experience at House of Fraser to the value of £225.

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DIGITAL HAMMER

BA Parent Launches Low-Cost Long-Haul Carrier

British Airways' parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced plans to launch a new low-cost long-haul airline brand flying transatlantic services from Spain.

Named LEVEL, the carrier will operate from June and go from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.

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WTC


Houston Route Via Manchester Featured at Fitzwilliam

There was a good turnout of almost 50 agents at an event hosted jointly by Singapore Airlines, Manchester Airport and Flybe in Belfast's Fitzwilliam Hotel last Thursday.

The promotion was to highlight and celebrate the launch of Singapore Airlines Manchester to Houston services in partnership with Flybe.

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GETAWAY TRAVEL


Roads Less Travelled with Alaskan Cruise Itineraries

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its strongest lineup yet of Alaskan itineraries in 2018-19, where guests of all ages can experience breathtaking expeditions on the world's best holiday for adventure seekers, set against the backdrop of America's most picturesque shoreline landscape.

What's more, guests from Northern Ireland will now be able to experience 10 additional cruise tours which take them to roads less travelled with overnight stays in scenic Alaskan escapes, before or after their cruise.

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BTTE


Latest Winners in Luxury Fam Trip Competition

Topflight has announced the winning agencies in Week Two of its Luxury Fam Trip competition - they are Cassidy's Blanchardstown, Dublin, Fahy Travel, Galway and O'Hanrahan Travel, Monaghan.

The picture right shows Heather Martin and Kate Gilliland of Oasis Travel Holywood who were one of the Week One winners.

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