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Successful Trafalgar/Insight Vacations Agents' Lunch in Belfast

Specialist escorted tours travel company Trafalgar, in conjunction with Insight Vacations, held a very successful lunch for the local Travel Trade at Belfast's Malone Lodge Hotel today.

A good turnout of more than 30 agents were treated to a wonderful three-course lunch and a specialist Themed Trafalgar Cocktail on arrival.



Sinead Reilly Appointed as Strategic Account Director for Travelport Northern Europe

Travelport has announced the appointment of Sinead Reilly in the new role of Strategic Account Director for the Northern European Region.

Currently, Country Manager for Ireland, Sinead will be accountable for Travelport's largest customer accounts in the region, some of which already trade in UK & Ireland, heading a team of technical and project management resources, including specialist account managers.



Highly Successful New York State Event in Belfast

Eight companies took part in a highly successful 'I LOVE NY' event at the Clayton Hotel, in Belfast last Thursday.

The companies were Dutchess County; Greater Niagara; Visit Buffalo; Rockland; Wine Water and Wonders of NYS; Capital Saratoga Region; Central New York State Norwegian Airlines and the 'I LOVE NY' UK and Ireland office.



Costa Rica and South Africa Added to Caribtours 2018 Brochures

With more than 38 years of experience, Caribtours continues to reinvent with exciting new destinations and stunning new properties.

The company's new 2018 brochures feature the launch of a Costa Rican and South African programme  brochure for the very first time.



Curtain Comes Down on Travel Trade Strictly

Travel Trade Strictly, due to take place in December, has been cancelled due to conflicting schedules.

Aaron Fletcher of the organising committee said: "As we rolled out more details to interested parties, it became apparent that, due to other commitments, it would be difficult to have the whole group together consistently for the rehearsal time."



Air France KLM Announces New General Manager and Commercial Director for UK and Ireland

Air France KLM has appointed Benedicte Duval as General Manager for the UK and Ireland.

She succeeds Warner Rootliep who will return to the Netherlands to become Manager Director for KLM Cityhopper.



Agents Enjoy Spa Day at Galgorm Resort

Balkan Holidays and Belfast International Airport hosted eight lucky Agents on a Luxury Spa Day at Galgorm Resort and Spa on Wednesday September 13.

The winning Agents, who won their places courtesy of bookings made from Belfast International with Balkan Holidays, were treated to lunch, two treatments each, exclusive use of Boudoir room and use of the Thermal Village.



Belfast Met Student Lauren is Travel Student of the Year

Belfast Metropolitan Student Lauren Willis is the new Travel Student of the Year.

She will be presented with her award on stage at the 26th Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards, organised by Northern Ireland Travel News in association with Blue Insurance, on Friday, October 20 in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.



New Treats Award Incentive for Travel Agents

Award-winning guided holiday operator Trafalgar has launched a new incentive programme called Trafalgar Treats which rewards agents based on their selling prowess.

For every Trafalgar or CostSaver booking  made, agents are awarded points which they can use to redeem an array of prizes such as restaurant vouchers, spa treatments, polaroid cameras, team paintballing experiences and more!



easyJet Launches New Connections Service

easyJet has launched 'Worldwide by easyJet' - the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline.

Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures – with Worldwide by easyJet these will be replicated by self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity but more simply and efficiently.



Travel Suppliers Announced for TTR Travel Industry Roadshow

The Autumn leg of the TTR Travel Industry Roadshow is coming to Belfast with a great line up of Top Travel suppliers - to view supplier list click here.

A total of  27 top Travel Suppliers are attending the Roadshow on Tuesday, September 26 in the Hilton, Belfast.



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