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'Fantastic' Turnout at MSC Belfast Promotion

To quote MSC's National Account Manager Colin Rillie there was a "fantastic turnout" of some 70 local travel agents for the cruise line's promotion in 21 Social, Belfast last week.

"The attendance was amazing and it gave us a great boost to see that Northern Ireland agents are so interested in the MSC product," said Colin.



Extra Sailings at Peak Holiday Period

Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced that due to very high seasonal demand, they are introducing additional morning sailings in July on the Belfast to Liverpool route.

The additional sailings will be added on Monday July 10 and Monday, July 17 and mean that Stena Line will transport more people than ever to their destination.



Kristen Wins Blue Insurance Polo Draw

The year-long Blue Insurances Volkswagen Polo competition was won by Kristin Skinner of American Holidays in Dublin.

The announcement was made at a dinner in Saba Indonesian restaurant on Dublin's Clarendon Street following a series of monthly draws.



Topflight Winner of Venetian Riviera Holiday

Specialist operator Topflight were once again delighted to team up with Downtown Radio and the Balmoral Show 2017 to offer one lucky winner a holiday to the Venetian Riviera.

Lynne McKeown was the lucky winner and will fly direct from Belfast to Lido di Jesolo.



Holiday Booking Fraud 'Only Tip of the Iceberg'

The number of reported cases of holiday booking fraud has risen by a massive 20 per cent year on year.

This has prompted ABTA, the City of London Police and Get Safe Online to again join forces to warn the public about the dangers posed by holiday booking fraud.



Good for Travellers as Sterling Hits Seven-Month High

Sterling has strengthened to a seven month high following the announcement of Theresa May's June General Election and the success of France's new President Emmanuel Macron at the weekend.

Usually General Election announcements can be guaranteed to give the financial markets the jitters, but the fact that the PM is in such a strong position going to the polls means sterling has strengthened because of the near certainty of a comfortable election victory, thus bolstering the Prime Minister's hand in the coming Brexit negotiations.



World Leading Airline Alliance Back at the Big Event

Star Alliance will once again host their very popular closed forum business breakfast at this year's Big Travel Trade Event.

This year they will sharing their latest news and celebrating 20 years of connecting people and cultures.



Free Coach Travel to Jet2holidays Fair Night

Going to the Jet2holidays 'All the Fun of the Fair' Night at The Hilton, Templepatrick?

FREE coach transfers are available to and from the Hilton, Templepatrick – but you MUST register if you would like to use this service as there is limited availability.



Top Ten in Final of City Airport's £30,000 Competition

George Best Belfast City Airport has announced the final 10 food and drink products from across Northern Ireland that have been shortlisted in a competition offering producers the chance to win £30,000 of marketing support and brand visibility at the airport.

The finalists will present their products at a tasting session on May 16 at Belfast City Airport to a panel of food and drink experts including one of the UK's most high-profile food critics, Charles Campion.



Cruise Line's Summer Sale Begins Tomorrow

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering guests the chance to 'sail and save' with its new 'Summer Sale' campaign, which starts tomorrow, on a selection of 35 holidays, departing from June to December 2017.

The itineraries featured in Fred. Olsen's new 'Summer Sale' brochure are all offered on board its fleet of four smaller, more intimate ships - Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch - and include all the firm favourites, from Spain and Portugal, to Norway and the Arctic, as well as the Caribbean and 'Around the UK & Ireland'‎, on a variety of durations.



April Winner Announced as Final Details Revealed

Trish O'Reilly from has been named as the winner of Blue Insurance's Polo Magnifico April draw as a Bonus winner.

Blue has also announced that the final of their 'Polo Magnifico' competition will take place this Thursday, May 11 in Saba Clarendon Street in Dublin.



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