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Two Companies Now With More in Common

Thirty is the Magic Number… well it is at least for two local travel companies, Bryan Somers Travel and Pinnacle Worldwide, as both celebrate 30 years in business in 2017.

Now the two companies have announced a Partnership that will see the two Independents working together in the future.



Irish Ferries on Board at The Big Travel Trade Event

Irish Ferries are on board this year's BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT and sponsoring the '19th Hole' for the Golf Presentations on June 14.

The golf presentations will be given an Irish Ferries shake up, with plenty of Guinness and Craic.



Agents Get Chance to Win Tickets to Coldplay Concert

American Airlines have launched a great new competition for travel agents to promote their new Dublin-Philadelphia service.

All agents have to do is to make a Business class booking on American Airlines to have the chance of winning Two Tickets to see Coldplay live in concert at Croke Park in Premium Level seats + Euro 200 One for All Giftcard.



Emirates Now 'Biggest and the Best'

Emirates has been recognised as the Best Airline in the World in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Airlines.

In addition to clinching the grand prize, the airline was the biggest winner with four other awards including Top Major Airline - Middle East & Africa, Best Economy Class, Best First Class and World's Best Airlines - Top 10.



Eleven New Members Join ABTA

ABTA'S UK membership is on the rise.

From January to March 2017, ABTA welcomed 11 new Members, with eight trading as Principals, one trading as a dual Member, and two retail Members.



Polo Agent Draw Closing Date Extended

Blue Insurance has extended its 'Polo Magnifico' competition for one additional month until April 30, 2017.

And the company says it is delighted to announce that the winner of their March draw as Caroline Riordan from Sol Travel, Tralee.



Successful First Few Days of Operator's 'Academy'

Following Inghams' launch of The Academy on Wednesday 29th March 2017, a bespoke interactive learning portal for travel agent partners, the specialist tour operator is proud to announce its success, with over 400 agents already signed up within the first seven days of its launch.

In the lead-up to the launch, 25,000 branded tea bags were sent out to 5,000 UK agents, alongside a guide on how to use The Academy, encouraging them to sit, have a cup of tea and learn with Inghams.



State of Emergency Warning in Egypt

Egypt has announced a three-month state of emergency following terror attacks on two churches in the last few days.

Suicide bombers caused explosions at St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria and Mar Girgis Church in the northern city of Tanta on April 9.



Trade Eshot Takes an Easter Break

The weekly Tuesday Northern Ireland Travel News e-shot is taking its Easter break.

The next Trade eshot will be on Tuesday, April 25.



ABTA Spells Out Priorities for Brexit Talks

ABTA - the Travel Association has today set out its priorities for the Brexit negotiations in a new report 'Making a Success of Brexit for Travel and Tourism'.

The report, which comes just a week after the triggering of Article 50, formally starting the Brexit proces, outlines the priorities and opportunities for the travel industry and UK travellers that ABTA is asking the Government to focus on as formal negotiations begin.



Dark Navy UK Passport on the Way Back

The traditional dark navy blue UK passport is on the way back, after it was revealed that the Home Office as already issued a £490 million contract to produce them.

A contract for the redesign of the UK passport has gone out to tender and discussions have been held with contractors about changing from the current Burgundy coloured UK/EU passport.



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