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Record Number of Winter Flights and Holiday Destinations Launched and Jet2holidays has announced its biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme from Belfast International Airport, with more than 110,000 seats on sale to 11 winter sun, city and ski destinations for Winter 18/19 - including a brand new winter route to Madeira.

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist is building on its recent growth plans at the airport by adding over 16,000 seats direct from Belfast to its Winter 18/19 programme, with more flights and extended season lengths to popular sun, city and ski destinations.

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New Travel Experience on American Routes from Dublin

The world's largest airline, American Airlines, is introducing its new Premium Economy travel experience to select routes from Dublin. Premium Economy is now available to purchase for travel from January 15, 2018, on American's daily service from Dublin (DUB) to Philadelphia (PHL), and from May 4 2018, on the daily service from Dublin to Charlotte Douglas (CLT).

Both routes will be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft and will feature 21 Premium Economy seats.

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New Head of Marketing and PR for Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has appointed Karen Sequeira as Marketing & PR Director, UK & Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.

Karen will be responsible for the marketing and PR strategy for the brand.

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Dublin Welcomes 15 New Services this Winter

Dublin Airport has just under million extra seats across its route network this winter season, which is an eight per cent increase in capacity compared to last year.

Five new services started recently to coincide with the winter season.

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'Milestone' Award in History of Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded a 4 star grading from SKYTRAX at an event held in London recently.

SKYTRAX is the international air transport rating organisation which uses a scientific approach to assess airline ratings from in-depth analysis of front-line product and service quality.

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Motoring Expert Clarkson Face of Emirates' Private Suites

TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson is fronting Emirates' new advertising campaign for the airline's game-changing First Class private suites.

This follows the global launch of Emirates' fully enclosed First Class private suites at the Dubai Air Show yesterday.

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Flagship A380 Marks Opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of visitors from around the world attended the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi at the weekend, and were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad Airways' flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.

Sporting the airline's 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also features Louvre Abu Dhabi's official logo on each of its four engines, to promote the opening of the institution.

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Training Hosted by Travel Solutions, Emirates and Dubai Parks and Resorts

The team at Travel Solutions, Emirates and Dubai Parks and Resorts are hosting two training sessions on Thursday next week, November 23.

Training will take place at the Travel Solutions Belfast premises. Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.

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Fish & Ships Featured When Independence Sets Sail

Royal Caribbean International has announced the launch of a new eatery 'Fish & Ships' as part of an exciting lineup of food offerings to feature onboard Independence of the Seas when she sets sail from Southampton in May next year.

Positioned next to the new Splashaway Bay water park, Fish & Ships will feature a menu of quintessentially British seaside treats including fresh fried cod with a side of classic chips.

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Multi-Million Refits for Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter - in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

Braemar and Balmoral will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018.

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ABTA Responds to Governments Call for Evidence on Sickness Claims

ABTA has submitted its response, on behalf of Members, to the Government's Call for Evidence on holiday sickness claims.

ABTA has been working closely with its Members to collate data on gastric illness claims and has submitted this to the Ministry of Justice to support its position.

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