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Trade E-Shots

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.



Easter Break for Trade E-Shot

The weekly Travel News Tuesday Trade eshot will be taking a break for the Easter Holidays. The next Trade eshot will be in your inbox today fortnight, Tuesday, April 5.

Everyone at Northern Ireland Travel News wishes everyone in the industry a Happy Easter holiday period.



UK Airport Security Stepped Up, Brussels in Lockdown After Attacks

The UK's two main airports Heathrow and Gatwick airports have stepped up their security in light of this morning's terror attacks in Brussels.

Two explosions went off in the departures hall at Brussels International Airport at around 8am this morning.



ABTA and FCO Advice to UK Travellers

ABTA - The Travel Association is advising travellers to follow the instructions of Belgian security authorities.

People who are due to travel should contact their airline or travel company for information about travel to and from Brussels.



Win - Blue Insurance’s ‘Polo Magnifico’

Running for the next 12 months, Blue Insurance is giving one lucky winner the chance to take home a Volkswagen Polo and has confirmed Northern Ireland Travel News as their exclusive Trade Press partner in Northern Ireland.

So what do you need to do to win this fantastic prize? Simply become one of the 12 monthly winners by selling as many travel insurance policies as you can!



Visit USA Again at Big Travel Trade Event

Visit USA UK & Visit USA Ireland are once again working together to have a joint presence at The Big Travel Trade event in June 2016.

The branded Visit USA Area will see a number of its members attending to showcase their latest travel developments, product knowledge and customer upselling. There will be some great prizes on offer and lots of new travel suppliers and companies to come and network with – it’s not to be missed!



Scotland Ferries Get Big Facelift

P&O Ferries has today announced it is to invest £500,000 in the purpose built European Highlander and European Causeway ferries that sail between Larne and Cairnryan to upgrade and update facilities and a number of passenger areas on the ships.

Passengers travelling on the shortest and most frequent ferry crossing between Northern Ireland and Scotland will see updates to the decor of the lounge areas; a further 60 seats will be made available on each ship for the comfort and convenience of passengers; game zone table and chairs will be updated; and the dedicated kids play area will be re-decorated and additional seating will be added.



RCI Royal Genie Will Cater to Every Whim

Introducing the Royal Genie, every holidaymaker’s dream come true! When Royal Caribbean International debuts the Royal Suite Class this May, guests in the Star Class - Loft Suites or higher categories - will have the opportunity to have their own personal Royal Genie to cater to their every whim.

The Royal Genie will serve as the ultimate insider helping craft one-of-a kind experiences based on a guest’s personal style and preferences.



Last Few Days of Wendy Wu Promotions

Specialist Asian operator Wendy Wu Tours has extended its free upgrade offer until the end of March.

Wendy Wu says that due to popular demand its British Airways upgrade offer has been extended until the end of the month with a saving of £1,00 per couple. The free return upgrade to BA Premium Economy Class is now available until March 31.



Cruise Line Thanks Agents for Record Sales Day

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines saw its most successful sales day on record a week ago, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, following the launch of its exciting new 2017/18 cruise programme to its top tier of Oceans loyalty club members.

Almost 50 per cent more revenue and 31 per cent more guests were booked on the first day of Fred. Olsen’s new 2017/18 cruise itineraries going on sale than on the first ‘on sale’ day last year. Fred. Olsen’s new 2017/18 cruise programme went on general sale last Friday.



BA's Big Night Out for Charity

British Airways recently hosted a Big Night Out at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast. The event was a fundraiser for their charity Flying Start in conjunction with Sport Relief, as well as local charity, CLIC Sargent.

Julian Simmons hosted the evening which included a quiz, dinner and dancing. A great night was had by all and a lot of money was raised for the charities.



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