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RCI Appoints New UK & Ireland Director

Royal Caribbean has appointed Amanda Darrington (pictured right) as Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin's promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland.

Starting on April 24, Amanda will lead and oversee the 30-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK & Ireland, bringing with her a wealth of experience earned across her career in the travel industry.



Companies and Destinations On The Crest of Wave Awards

The prestigious Wave Awards have returned to celebrate the destinations, operators and attractions that continue to make cruising one of the fastest growing and most popular holiday choices.

Held at London's Royal Garden Hotel and hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, the second annual Wave Awards honoured the outstanding performances across five cruise-related categories and 34 awards.



Virgin Launches First Direct Heathrow-Barbados Flight

Virgin Atlantic is to operate the only direct Heathrow-Barbados flight this winter (2017-18).

And Northern Ireland travellers can of course access the flights to the popular Caribbean destination via British Airways and Aer Lingus flights from George Best Belfast City Airport.



Tenerife Tourism Surge Boosted by UK Visitors

Tourism to Tenerife has surged to a record 2.05 million visitors last year - and the UK has been a major player in the figures.

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation said the UK retained its position as the largest market for the island, where more than a third of all visitors are British.



Stena Line Teams Up With Mercy Ships Worldwide

The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world's largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.

The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its passengers and partners.



Emirates Select and Pay with Travelport

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates has announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen - available for the first time to book on Travelport's Travel Commerce Platform.

The launch of advanced paid seating options for certain economy fares on Travelport continues to promote Emirates' ongoing investment in inflight customer experience which includes numerous new and innovative products.



Two Day Schedule for Big Event Announced!

With the Big Event fast approaching the jam packed schedule has now been released!

The two-day Trade Spectacular will have more events than ever.



Costa Del Sol Resorts Drop Prices

In-resort prices for the Costa del Sol have dropped, meaning holiday spend for British holidaymakers choosing the Spanish region will stretch further this summer, according to Post Office Travel Money.

The Post Office's Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer compares local prices from 44 destinations for staple tourist items, including meals, drinks and toiletries.



Affordable Confirms Merger Talks

Affordable Car Hire has confirmed it is in talks with Auto Europe about a potential merger.

The car rental broker issued a statement about the deal as reports emerged that it is being sued by Avis Budget for $2.2 million over late payment.



Spend a Magical St Patrick's Day in NYC!

If you are tired of the same local parade you've watched every year, why not broaden your horizons and jet off to New York City?

Catch the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, which kicks off at 44th Street, marching up the famous 5th Avenue, past St. Patrick's Cathedral and all the way through to the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street.



Blue Insurance's 'Polo Magnifico' January Winner!

Blue Insurance have announced Kathrice Gunning (pictured right) from Cassidy Travel as winner of their January draw.

The competition is giving one lucky travel agent or broker the chance to take home a brand new Volkswagen Polo.



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