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Tour Operator Celebrates with Family Fun Day

Local tour operator Travel Solutions is celebrating 21 years in business and as a thank you to its suppliers and agents are hosting a family fun day on Sunday, June 18.

Managing Director Peter McMinn, explains: "To celebrate 21 fantastic years in business we wanted to do something different to thank our suppliers and agents for the great support that they have given us over the years.



Irish Light Installation at Dublin Airport

A series of unique Irish art installations has been unveiled at Dublin Airport designed to leave passengers with a positive lasting impression of Ireland.

Three locations after the passenger security screening areas in both terminals have been chosen to depict native wildlife and the unique quality of Irish light.



World's Most Punctual Airports are Named

The world's first star ratings for airport punctuality have been released.

Newcastle, Birmingham and Cardiff have been held up as shining examples of British airports you might like to fly to or from if you enjoy arriving on time.



New Awards Special to Airline Because of Customer Experience

Leading leisure airline, which operates 14 routes direct from Belfast International Airport, has scooped two accolades in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines, winning the Best Airline - UK and Best Low-Cost Airline - Europe prizes.

The awards, covering every major carrier worldwide, are based on an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travellers over the past 12 months.



Two Companies Now With More in Common

Thirty is the Magic Number… well it is at least for two local travel companies, Bryan Somers Travel and Pinnacle Worldwide, as both celebrate 30 years in business in 2017.

Now the two companies have announced a Partnership that will see the two Independents working together in the future.



Irish Ferries on Board at The Big Travel Trade Event

Irish Ferries are on board this year's BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT and sponsoring the '19th Hole' for the Golf Presentations on June 14.

The golf presentations will be given an Irish Ferries shake up, with plenty of Guinness and Craic.



Agents Get Chance to Win Tickets to Coldplay Concert

American Airlines have launched a great new competition for travel agents to promote their new Dublin-Philadelphia service.

All agents have to do is to make a Business class booking on American Airlines to have the chance of winning Two Tickets to see Coldplay live in concert at Croke Park in Premium Level seats + Euro 200 One for All Giftcard.



Emirates Now 'Biggest and the Best'

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Airlines.

In addition to clinching the grand prize, the airline was the biggest winner with four other awards including Top Major Airline - Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World's Best Airlines - Top 10.



Eleven New Members Join ABTA

ABTA'S UK membership is on the rise.

From January to March 2017, ABTA welcomed 11 new Members, with eight trading as Principals, one trading as a dual Member, and two retail Members.



Polo Agent Draw Closing Date Extended

Blue Insurance has extended its 'Polo Magnifico' competition for one additional month until April 30, 2017.

And the company says it is delighted to announce that the winner of their March draw as Caroline Riordan from Sol Travel, Tralee.



Successful First Few Days of Operator's 'Academy'

Following Inghams' launch of The Academy on Wednesday 29th March 2017, a bespoke interactive learning portal for travel agent partners, the specialist tour operator is proud to announce its success, with over 400 agents already signed up within the first seven days of its launch.

In the lead-up to the launch, 25,000 branded tea bags were sent out to 5,000 UK agents, alongside a guide on how to use The Academy, encouraging them to sit, have a cup of tea and learn with Inghams.



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