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Visit USA Join THE BIG EVENT 2017

In a joint effort, Visit USA UK & Visit USA Ireland are back once again at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT in June 2017.

The branded Visit USA section expands over nine stands with more than 11 exhibitioners promoting the latest travel developments, product knowledge and customer upselling, this year’s BIG EVENT is not to be missed!



New Wave of Luxury Lounges for Heathrow

A new wave of luxury lounges is set to hit London Heathrow Airport thanks to an expansion by Plaza Premium Group.

Plans have been announced for two new lounges to be opened by the group, the industry leaders in providing premium airport services; both to feature landside in Terminals 3 and 4.



Kids' Cruises Back on the High Seas

Leading ferry company Stena Line is inviting children to take to the seas and enjoy a fun family day out with a difference as the hugely successful Kids Cruises return.

With different themed cruises running throughout the year, parents have plenty of time to find a costume for their little ones, and with themes such as Pirates and Princesses and Superheroes, there is something to suit everyone!



Thailand Tourism Belfast Event Great Success

Thailand Tourism, in conjunction with Etihad Airways, hosted an exciting and highly successful workshop for travel agents last week.

Agents had the opportunity to meet and chat with hotel partners, airlines, destination management companies and tour operators throughout the evening, held at Ten Square, Belfast.



Hastings Head in Pancake Flipping Shakedown

FLIPPING PAN-TASTIC... In the picture Sir William Hastings and Paul McKnight, Executive Head Chef of the Culloden Estate & Spa are seen going head to head in a pancake flipping competition as the hotel prepared for Pancake Tuesday today.

All day today Hastings guests can enjoy a variety of pancakes in the Province's Hastings Hotels.



Keeping Dublin Airport Safe from Drones

Dublin Airport has launched a safety awareness campaign specifically aimed at drone users.

To protect the airfield, signage has been mounted on the airport's perimeter fence indicating that Dublin Airport is a No Drone Zone and highlighting that it is illegal to operate a drone in the vicinity of the airport.



Turkish Now Airline Partner of 3Arena

Turkish Airlines and Live Nation Ireland have just announced an exciting new partnership, in which Turkish Airlines becomes 'The Official Airline Partner' of 3Arena Dublin for the next three years.

3Arena,the Live Nation Ireland owned 13,000 capacity Amphitheatre-style Dublin venue, plays a significant role in the Irish entertainment industry, hosting up to 100 events per year.



Work Begins on £2.5 million on New BIAL Retail and Forecourt

Work has begun on the new £2.5 million retail, food hall and fuel forecourt at Belfast International Airport.

The contract to build on the 1.6-acre site was awarded to building and civil engineering contractors, RJ McKelvey Ltd of Castlederg, County Tyrone.



Dublin Europe's Fastest Growing Major Airport In 2016

Dublin Airport was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released this morning by ACI Europe, which is the trade association for European airports.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 11.5 per cent in 2016, making Dublin the leading performer among the top tier of European airports.



Speed Networking at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017

This year, more than 20 top travel companies will be joining in the Speed Networking sessions at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017.

During this morning event, travel companies will showcase their new products and educate travel agents on new and exciting developments.



No Word of How Cook Closures will Affect NI

It has still not been confirmed if Thomas Cook will close any of its Northern Ireland stores following the announcement that it is set to shut 39 of its retail stores across the UK.

The move comes after the operator closed 28 high street stores between October and December last year.



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