Monday, April 24, 2017
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Cruise Agents' Chance to go on Shopping Spree

This month Silversea is giving agents from across the UK the chance to win a fantastic shopping spree as part of the Silversea Advocates recognition programme.

The lucky winners will enjoy a personal shopper experience at House of Fraser to the value of £225.



BA Parent Launches Low-Cost Long-Haul Carrier

British Airways' parent International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced plans to launch a new low-cost long-haul airline brand flying transatlantic services from Spain.

Named LEVEL, the carrier will operate from June and go from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.



Houston Route Via Manchester Featured at Fitzwilliam

There was a good turnout of almost 50 agents at an event hosted jointly by Singapore Airlines, Manchester Airport and Flybe in Belfast's Fitzwilliam Hotel last Thursday.

The promotion was to highlight and celebrate the launch of Singapore Airlines Manchester to Houston services in partnership with Flybe.



Roads Less Travelled with Alaskan Cruise Itineraries

Royal Caribbean has unveiled its strongest lineup yet of Alaskan itineraries in 2018-19, where guests of all ages can experience breathtaking expeditions on the world's best holiday for adventure seekers, set against the backdrop of America's most picturesque shoreline landscape.

What's more, guests from Northern Ireland will now be able to experience 10 additional cruise tours which take them to roads less travelled with overnight stays in scenic Alaskan escapes, before or after their cruise.



Latest Winners in Luxury Fam Trip Competition

Topflight has announced the winning agencies in Week Two of its Luxury Fam Trip competition - they are Cassidy's Blanchardstown, Dublin, Fahy Travel, Galway and O'Hanrahan Travel, Monaghan.

The picture right shows Heather Martin and Kate Gilliland of Oasis Travel Holywood who were one of the Week One winners.



Isle of Man Route Up and Running Again

Eastern Airways yesterday began a new service from Belfast City to the Isle of Man.

The UK regional airline has introduced a new daily return service to the Isle of Man with onward connection to Newcastle.



Nine New French Destinations Via Southampton

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has launched a new weekend leisure hub operating via Southampton Airport that, as part of its 2017 Summer schedule, makes it possible for Northern Ireland passengers to travel to nine French destinations.

The seasonal flights operate at weekends between May 27 and September 3, 2017 and are available to book now on the Flybe website.



Best Use of ABTA Branding Award Launched

ABTA is launching its 'Best use of ABTA branding' award for 2017.

The award is open to any travel agent ABTA Member and the winner will be announced at the Travel Brit Awards in July.



Big Event Bigger and Better Than Ever

Planning is well underway for this year's BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT.

More than 100 top travel companies are taking part both in the two day exhibition on June 13 and 14 at the Hilton Templepatrick which runs in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Travel News Golf Classic.



Tourism Body Welcomes New City of Derry Flight

Tourism Ireland has warmly welcomed the announcement by BMI Regional of its new flight from London Stansted to City of Derry Airport.

The flight, which commences on May 2, will help boost tourism from the all-important GB market, offering more choice to prospective visitors travelling from London.



Celebrity Take Ship Design to the Edge

Today Celebrity Cruises delivers a first look at the transformational Celebrity Edge, whose dramatically expanded staterooms, ship-climbing Magic Carpet platform and stunning suites set a new standard for ship design.

Designed completely in 3D, and featuring the work of A-list global architects and designers, the 2,918-guest Celebrity Edge aims to make discerning global travellers redefine how they experience the world and how intimate a cruise holiday can be.



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