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DAA


Local Tour Operator New Category Sponsor of Awards

One of Northern Ireland's most successful travel companies over the last few years, Travel Solutions, is a new sponsor of the 26th annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards held in association with Blue Insurance.

Founded and run by local businessman Peter McMinn, the Belfast tour operator will be a new category sponsor for this year's Awards to be held on Friday, October 20 in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.

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STENA


Two New Christmas Market Trips from Belfast

Christmas has arrived early at Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks as the company have today announced their festive offering, with TWO NEW dedicated Christmas market trips to Prague and Vienna from Belfast International Airport.

The two trips see the return of the popular dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International.

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IF ONLY


Win a Dream Prize to the US at Big Event

Check out the VISIT USA Stands at next month's Big Travel Trade Event for your chance to WIN a Dream Prize!

Atlantic City, Philadelphia and American Airlines among others have come together to give local agents the opportunity to WIN a dream prize... all agents have to do is Visit the USA section on June 13 and 14 at The Big Travel Trade Event at the Hilton Templepatrick.

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AIR CANADA

'Amazing' Prizes to be Won at Big Travel Trade Event

There are prizes galore to be won by agents who attend this year's Big Travel Trade Event.

Have a look at this exciting list for starters...

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INNSTANT


Murder Mystery Magic for Local Travel Agents

Riddel Hall at Queen's University was the venue for a very unique evening for the local Travel Trade last Thursday.

Karen Sheals Hoy from American Holidays, Brenda Morgan from British Airways and Caitriona Toner and Fiona Noonan of American Airlines treated travel agents to a Murder Mystery evening and a beautiful sumptuous four-course dinner.

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BIA

Win Tickets to 'Nashville in Concert'!

American Holidays are celebrating 25 years in Belfast, and to celebrate, they have teamed up with Northern Ireland Travel News to offer four lucky Travel Agents the chance to win tickets to 'Nashville in Concert'.

The lucky agents will be treated to a VIP night at the SSE Arena on June 20, including meeting the cast!

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PORTAVENTURA

Celebrity Cruises Announces Increased Agent Training

This summer Celebrity Cruises will be hosting seven interactive training events for agents across the UK on board Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Silhouette, and for the first time ever, training will also take place in Belfast, Dublin and Cork.

Following four successful on board training events for trade partners in 2016, Celebrity Cruises has increased the number of opportunities for this year.

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BTTE


Revolutionary Hotel Cancellation Protection Scheme Launched

As part of its ongoing product development programme, Innstant Travel has launched an innovative hotel cancellation protection that allows customers to cancel a non-refundable reservation up to 24 hours before check-in and receive an 80 per cent refund.

This cancellation protection enables agents to offer maximum value and flexibility to customers without the risk of lost revenue due to cancellation.

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DIGITAL HAMMER


Belfast City Staff Nominated for Award

Two members of staff from George Best Belfast City Airport have been nominated for a prestigious international aviation service award.

Joanne Deighan, Commercial Manager and Paula Bittles, Executive Assistant, have been shortlisted for the British-Irish Airports EXPO 'Unsung Hero' Awards, a scheme designed to recognise those whose work is fundamental to the running of their airport.

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AMERICAN HOLIDAYS


New P&O Irish Sea Sales Development Manager

P&O Ferries has promoted Michael Callaghan to the position of Sales Development Manager for the Irish Sea.

He will be responsible for managing key tourist accounts, for developing new and existing relationships with travel agents, tourism trade, clubs and societies and for growing consumer trade for the Irish Sea.

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ADVERTISING


Two in Five Millennials Travel Without Insurance

According to recent research by ABTA, some uninsured travellers resorting to crowdfunding to cover medical bills.

A quarter of holidaymakers travelled abroad uninsured in the last year according to ABTA, an increase from 2016 when 22 per cent did so.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES


EMIRATES


BTTE SCHEDULE


AWARDS LAUNCH

25th Anniversary Awards Launch - in partnership with Blue Insurance


BTTE HIGHLIGHTS

Big Travel Trade Event 2016 Highlights


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