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Change the Law on Holiday Sickness Claims, Says ABTA

ABTA is calling on the Government to change the law to make holiday sickness claims less attractive to claims management companies and law firms.

This comes after The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice for Portugal with an inclusion relating to personal injury claims. This follows a similar update to the travel advice for Spain last month.



Chance to Fly a BA Dreamliner at The Big Event

British Airways has teamed up with Northern Ireland Travel News to offer the local Travel Trade the chance of a lifetime to experience flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner simulator!

The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner simulator will be at The Big Event at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick on Tuesday June 13 and Wednesday June 14 as part of the airline's sponsorship of the Big Travel Trade Event and they're offering agents the chance to win an exclusive slot on the simulator...



EU Demands Talks Over Possible Laptop Ban

The European Union is trying to arrange urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of the US ban on airline passengers from some countries taking laptops into cabins.

Apparently, the Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey because of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic devices taken on to an aircraft, officials said.



Caribbean Roadshow a Big Hit with Agents

The Caribbean Tourism Organization visited Belfast for the first time last week on their first stop on the CTO Roadshow.

The Belfast roadshow was organised by TravelMedia and the Northern Ireland Travel News events team.



'Fantastic' Turnout at MSC Belfast Promotion

To quote MSC's National Account Manager Colin Rillie there was a "fantastic turnout" of some 70 local travel agents for the cruise line's promotion in 21 Social, Belfast last week.

"The attendance was amazing and it gave us a great boost to see that Northern Ireland agents are so interested in the MSC product," said Colin.



Extra Sailings at Peak Holiday Period

Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced that due to very high seasonal demand, they are introducing additional morning sailings in July on the Belfast to Liverpool route.

The additional sailings will be added on Monday July 10 and Monday, July 17 and mean that Stena Line will transport more people than ever to their destination.



Kristen Wins Blue Insurance Polo Draw

The year-long Blue Insurances Volkswagen Polo competition was won by Kristin Skinner of American Holidays in Dublin.

The announcement was made at a dinner in Saba Indonesian restaurant on Dublin's Clarendon Street following a series of monthly draws.



Topflight Winner of Venetian Riviera Holiday

Specialist operator Topflight were once again delighted to team up with Downtown Radio and the Balmoral Show 2017 to offer one lucky winner a holiday to the Venetian Riviera.

Lynne McKeown was the lucky winner and will fly direct from Belfast to Lido di Jesolo.



Holiday Booking Fraud 'Only Tip of the Iceberg'

The number of reported cases of holiday booking fraud has risen by a massive 20 per cent year on year.

This has prompted ABTA, the City of London Police and Get Safe Online to again join forces to warn the public about the dangers posed by holiday booking fraud.



Good for Travellers as Sterling Hits Seven-Month High

Sterling has strengthened to a seven month high following the announcement of Theresa May's June General Election and the success of France's new President Emmanuel Macron at the weekend.

Usually General Election announcements can be guaranteed to give the financial markets the jitters, but the fact that the PM is in such a strong position going to the polls means sterling has strengthened because of the near certainty of a comfortable election victory, thus bolstering the Prime Minister's hand in the coming Brexit negotiations.



World Leading Airline Alliance Back at the Big Event

Star Alliance will once again host their very popular closed forum business breakfast at this year's Big Travel Trade Event.

This year they will sharing their latest news and celebrating 20 years of connecting people and cultures.



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