Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Diane New Face of Flexible Autos in Province

Flexible Autos has announced the appointment of Diane Risk from TradeConnect as its sales representative in Northern Ireland.

Diane took up the role on September 4, 2017.



Caribbean Launching Campaign to Woo Back Holidaymakers After Storms

The Caribbean is launching a major marketing campaign in the next few weeks designed to entice holidaymakers back to the area following Hurricane Irma.

And for their part, hoteliers and specialist tour operators to the region are being asked to come up with special discounts for a period of time to encourage bookings.



Rhode Island Ready to Welcome NI Travellers

After New York State's promotional visit to Belfast, Rhode Island tourist chiefs made their first visit to the city - hosting a lunch at Deane's Restaurant in Howard Street.

Forty five travel agents and travel Press were guests at the event hosted by Mark Brodeur, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Director of Tourism.



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.

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.



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