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All the Info on Awards and How to Vote

Travel company principals, travel agents and home workers - as well as members of the Travelling Public - will get the chance to decide the winners of the 2017 Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards, in Association with Blue Insurance, when the June issue of Northern Ireland Travel News is distributed from tomorrow.

The new edition of the paper gives all the details of this year's Awards, information about the Awards themselves, the various categories, and how to vote as well as information about booking rooms and tickets.



Ryanair Could Shift Growth Away from UK

Ryanair says it will continue to shift its growth away from the UK due to the potential disruption caused by a 'hard' Brexit, which it warned had led to uncertainty over flights between the UK and the EU from March 2019.

As it revealed that its annual pre-tax profit had risen six per cent to 1.32 billion Euro following a 13 per cent rise in traffic to 120 million passengers and a 11 per cent fall in costs, the airline said it needed to capitalise on 'the many growth opportunities' outside the UK.



Change of Role for Diane Poole

Stena Line has appointed Diane Poole OBE as the new Travel Commercial Manager in Business Region Irish Sea South.

In her new role, Diane will report to Ian Davies, Trade Director for the region.



Clubworld Teams up with the Dalriada Festival

Dalriada Festival has teamed up with Northern Ireland's largest independent travel agency Clubworld Travel to distribute tickets for country superstar Nathan Carter's concert at Glenarm Castle on July 14.

Nathan popped into Clubworld Travel's, Lisburn Road, Belfast branch to officially launch the partnership on behalf of Dalriada Festival during the week, seen here in the picture with Clubworld Travel's Alex Steele, Susan Gorman and Liam Byers-McArdle.



Delta's Third US Service Takes Off

Delta Airlines has completed its treble at Dublin Airport with the launch of its third service to the United States.

The daily flight to Boston, which will operate throughout the summer, joins Delta's existing services from Dublin Airport - a year-round operation to New York-JFK, plus a summer offering to Atlanta.



Win Tickets to 'Nashville in Concert'!

American Holidays are celebrating 25 years in Belfast, and to celebrate, they have teamed up with Northern Ireland Travel News to offer four lucky Travel Agents the chance to win tickets to 'Nashville in Concert'.

The lucky agents will be treated to a VIP night at the SSE Arena on June 20, including meeting the cast!



Surprise Gift to Mark Brand's 180th Anniversary

Yesterday P&O Ferries launched what it called "its Summer Surprise offer" by giving customers across Northern Ireland the chance to enjoy a surprise gift when booking a sailing from Larne to Cairnryan.

This year the ferry company is celebrating 180 years of the iconic P&O brand and has made the summer offer to mark the occasion.



'Political Preachers' Are the Worst Flying Companions

Following the news of Brexit and the upcoming General Election, UK travellers have revealed they’d rather sit near a screaming child than a political preacher on a flight.

Two respondents even stated that they've seen someone removed from a flight where their opposing views caused tension with fellow passengers.



Local Tour Operator New Category Sponsor of Awards

One of Northern Ireland's most successful travel companies over the last few years, Travel Solutions, is a new sponsor of the 26th annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards held in association with Blue Insurance.

Founded and run by local businessman Peter McMinn, the Belfast tour operator will be a new category sponsor for this year's Awards to be held on Friday, October 20 in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.



Two New Christmas Market Trips from Belfast

Christmas has arrived early at and Jet2CityBreaks as the company have today announced their festive offering, with TWO NEW dedicated Christmas market trips to Prague and Vienna from Belfast International Airport.

The two trips see the return of the popular dedicated Christmas market trips from Belfast International.



Win a Dream Prize to the US at Big Event

Check out the VISIT USA Stands at next month's Big Travel Trade Event for your chance to WIN a Dream Prize!

Atlantic City, Philadelphia and American Airlines among others have come together to give local agents the opportunity to WIN a dream prize... all agents have to do is Visit the USA section on June 13 and 14 at The Big Travel Trade Event at the Hilton Templepatrick.



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