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Express Shuttle Service Between Stewart Airport and NYC

The bright lights of the Big Apple just got a whole lot closer for travellers flying into Stewart International on Norwegian's new service from Belfast International to New York!

Starting on June 15, 2017 Coach USA's Stewart Airport Express will offer fast, convenient transfers between Stewart International Airport and NYC!



Local Agents Get Latest Info at Advantage Dinner

There was a good turnout of up to 40 agents at the annual Advantage Travel Partnership Dinner for Northern Ireland members.

The function was held last Thursday in Belfast's Clayton Hotel and attended by eight suppliers.



Final Places on Luxury Fam Trip Are Filled

Topflight have revealed their final winners for places on their luxury Italian VIP trip.

The latest lucky winners are: Clubworld Travel, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Abbey Travel in Dublin and Best 4 Travel, Dublin.



Dublin Airport Makes World Top Ten

Dublin Airport has been named one of the best 10 airports in the world, according to a new international survey based on passenger ratings.

Dublin was the tenth best airport in the world last year, according to users of the travel website eDreams.



Republic Will Not Introduce Electronics Ban

The Republic of Ireland is not following the electronics ban announced recently by the USA and the UK.

This means that the popular daily Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul to Dublin are not affected by the ban on devices larger than an iphone 6 or Galaxy note in the aircraft cabin, whereas the airline's flights from Turkey to the UK are affected.



John New Out of Hours Team Leader

John Boyde (pictured) has been appointed the Out of Office Hours Team Leader for Selective Travel Management one of the leading travel management companies in the UK and Ireland.

John who joined the company in 2014 as a Business Travel Consultant now heads a team that provides 24/7 expert help to a customer base spread across the UK and Ireland.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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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