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Free Med Cruise for Agents Incentive

Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which describes itself as the "most inclusive, luxury cruise line" has launched 'Sell 2 & Sail Free', a great new booking incentive where UK travel agents could find themselves enjoying a Mediterranean cruise on board the ultra-luxurious and newly refurbished Seven Seas Voyager.

Agents booking any two Seven Seas Voyager Mediterranean cruises which sail from June 28 to September 28, 2017 will receive a free luxury suite.



Rosie Wins Spa Break With Etihad Bookings

Rosie Maguire of Carefree Travel, Enniskillen was the winner of a competition run by Etihad Airways as a travel agent incentive.

In the picture right, Rosie, (centre of picture) is shown with Liza Hammond of Etihad and Robert Wilson of Travel Solutions.



Summer Break for Trade E-Shot

The weekly Tuesday Trade e-shot is taking a two-week summer break. The next Trade e-shot will be on July 25.

The latest (July/August) edition of Northern Ireland Travel News is out today and will be with all travel agencies and outlets in the next few days.



Four Out of Five Agents Use Travel News Website

More than four out of every five travel agents - 82 per cent - in Northern Ireland use the Northern Ireland Travel News website -

And 70 per cent of those surveyed at the recent two-day Big Travel Trade Event regularly read the online digital version of the paper!



APD Move 'Step in Right Direction'

Belfast International Airport has said the decision between the Conservative Party and the DUP to review Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a 'step in the right direction'.

And the part of the deal which will look at the impact of VAT on NI tourism has also been welcomed by the local tourism industry.



Fly to Vilnius, Arrive in Kaunas!

Wizz Air customers aiming to fly to Lithuania's capital Vilnius from Belfast during the main summer months are in for a shock - that is if they haven't had one already!

The flight from Belfast International will not be landing at Vilnius, capital of the central European city with the largest Old Town, protected by UNESCO, but at its former capital and second city Kaunas, 60 miles away!



ABTA Steps Up Campaign Against Sickness Fraud

As part of its 'Stop Sickness Scams' campaign, ABTA has launched a tool for travel industry businesses and members of the public to email their local MP, urging MPs to support the campaign and to take action against the growing problem of fraudulent sickness claims.

By visiting, people will be able to easily and quickly raise this issue with their MP.



More Than 600 Take Part in Runway Run

The hugely-popular Grant Thornton Runway Run attracted a record number of runners last Thursday night as 600 local businessmen and women took part in the 5k run on the tarmac of George Best Belfast City Airport.

Teams of four from organisations across a wide range of sectors came together for the third year of the leading business advisory firm's event.



Chance to Win a Balkan VIP Spa Day

Travel agents have the chance to win a VIP Spa Day courtesy of Balkan Holidays and Belfast International Airport.

Agents can win one of eight places at Galgorm Spa on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.



Norwegian Airlines Celebrates with Agents

Local travel agents know how to party - there's no secret about that - and they did so in style at Norwegian Airlines' Trade night in Belfast's AM-PM recently.

Up to 80 local agents attended the event organised by the Northern Ireland Travel News Events Team and run in conjunction with Belfast International Airport.



Right Agreement With Car Rental Brand

Travelport has today announced a new agreement with Right Cars, one of the fastest-growing car rental brands in the industry.

Based in Brighton, UK, the company operates in 23 countries, providing car rental services in more than 140 locations including airport terminals.



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