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Air Transat Appoints New Sales Manager

Air Transat, the award-winning Canadian leisure airline, has announced the appointment of Gail Kerr as its news Sales Manager for Ireland, Scotland and Northern England.

Gail brings more than 28 years of expertise in sales and account management in the travel industry to Air Transat.



More Resources, Seminars and Masterclasses for Cruise Agents

New and updated resources, seminars and masterclasses remain at the forefront of Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) plans for 2017.

Ensuring UK travel agents agents professional development supported by unique resources is essential for the growth of the industry and this year CLIA has introduced a number of new facilities to continue to support and educate agents.



Gold Award for Leading Insurance Provider

Blue Insurance, have won 'Best Managed Company' status for a fifth consecutive year as Gold Standard Requalifier.

The company, which demonstrated superior business performance with continued growth in 2016, was recognised at an awards gala dinner in Dublin last week.



Warning of Flight Disruption Today Due to Strike

Air passengers travelling to France will experience more disruption today.

And aircraft using French air space to other destinations today could be affected.



Tour Operator's Clients Ask for More!

More please! That's the message from clients of rapidly expanding tour operator Jet2holidays in response to the company's resort check-in service trialled last year.

The major award winning tour operator, which operates a comprehensive programme from Belfast International Airport, has increased its resort flight check-in service to include more destinations and hotels this summer.



Cheapest US Fares Go Within Hours

It is still unclear what sort of relationship low cost airline Norwegian will have with the local Travel Trade.

The airline, which launched its first ever flights from Belfast last week, with one way fares starting from just £69, will begin a total of five flights weekly to New York and Boston this summer.



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.



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