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US Consul Opens Airport's Refurbished Causeway Lounge

The newly refurbished Causeway Lounge at Belfast International Airport has today been officially opened by US Consul General Daniel Lawton.

With an investment of over £250,000 business and leisure passengers can now enjoy a host of amenities to make sure that every journey can get off to a perfect start.



New Thomas Cook Charter Mini Series to Cancun

Thomas Cook Airlines has announced a four-flight mini-series from Belfast to Cancun.

The announcement was made at the agents’ Quiz in the Air, run by Thomas Cook Airlines and supported by Belfast International Airport.



Airports and Airlines Underwhelmed by Route Fund

Reaction to the new £4m fund to support Route Development in Northern Ireland over a three year period announced by Minister Jonathan Bell over the Holidays recently has been less than enthusiastic.

The amount of money in the fund - £4m over three years - is generally felt to be well below what is needed and what might have been expected.



Get Lucky at Big Travel Trade Event's Casino Night

If you attended Jet2holidays Trade Night last year at the Big Travel Trade Event you will know just how much fun the evening was – and they’re planning even more for 2016!

Agents are urged to Register now for the Jet2holidays Casino Night Extravaganza as the evening is already filling up…



Harmony of the Seas Beckons for Three Local Agents

Royal Caribbean has described the response to its Club Royal 'Harmony Queue' in Ireland and the UK as phenomenal with more than 3,230 agents in all taking part.

There are three very excited winners from Northern Ireland who will be experiencing the brand new Harmony of the Seas on her pre-inaugural journey from Southampton on May 20.



SAS Marks Fifty Years of Flying from Dublin

SAS - Scandinavian Airlines has just celebrated 50 years flying from Dublin Airport.

The airline first started services at Dublin on April 1, 1966 and has carried over 4.5 million passengers on its three routes between Dublin, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo since then.



NI Travellers Benefit from Virgin-Flybe Tie-up

Travellers in Northern Ireland are now able to book flights to international destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean - thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Virgin Atlantic and Europe's leading regional airline, Flybe, that operates out of George Best Belfast City Airport.

From the beginning of April customers are able to book tickets through Virgin Atlantic to travel from 18 UK and European airports served by Flybe, and connect onto their Virgin Atlantic flight at Manchester, Glasgow and London Gatwick airport.



Michael Winner of American Airlines' Tickets

Michael Holmes of World Travel Centre in Belfast is the winner of two Main Cabin tickets to USA with American Airlines.

Michael won the tickets by completing American Airlines' Online Training course recently.



Belfast City Airport to Change Hands?

George Best Belfast City Airport is likely to change hands soon in a deal worth nearly £500m, according to local Press reports.

A spokesman for the airport said it would not be commenting on the deal but current owners Eiser Global Infrastructure Fund, based in London, bought the airport for £132.5m in 2008.



New Long Term Agreement Between easyJet and Travelport

Northern Ireland's leading airline in terms of passengers carried, easyJet, and Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform, have announced a new long-term agreement.

This new agreement means that Travelport-connected travel agencies will continue to have access to easyJet's content through the Travel Commerce Platform.



Dubai/Emirates Event at 'Barking Dog'

There was a good turnout of local travel agents at a Trade event hosted jointly by Dubai Tourism and Emirates Airlines in The Barking Dog, Belfast last night.

The hosts included Andre Van Der Bijl, Director of Global Sales, Jumeirah Group UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, Sangita Makwana, Trade Sales Manager UK and Ireland Dubai Tourism, and Lynsey Lamont, Emirates' representative in Northern Ireland.



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