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Three Airlines Set to Switch Gatwick Terminals

Gatwick Airport is advising passengers to check the terminal of their airline as three of its major airlines prepare are switching terminals this month (January).

British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its entire operation in the North Terminal.



Airline's January Seat Sale Ends Tomorrow

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has started its January seat sale with discounts of up to 20 per cent off one million seats across its network.

Bookings, effective for travel between January 24 and July 20, 2017, can be made through to midnight tomorrow, January 11.



New Head of Ireland for Thomson/First Choice

Belinda Vazquez, currently Head of Ancillaries & Commercial Business Development for TUI UK & Ireland, has been appointed as Head of Ireland for Thomson & First Choice, where she will assume responsibility for the management of the TUI business on the island of Ireland.

Vazquez will work together on a transition plan with current Head of Ireland Chris Logan, who recently took up a new role as Managing Director of Crystal Ski and Thomson Lakes and Mountains in the UK.



BA Cabin Crew Strike Starts Today

British Airways has been forced to consolidate a number of flights at Heathrow today and tomorrow due a strike by cabin crew, meaning some passengers will fly earlier or later than planned.

However, BA has promised all passengers will reach their destinations.



Register NOW for Big Travel Trade Event 2017

Members of the Northern Ireland Travel Trade can now register online for this year's BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT.

Taking place on June 13 and 14 the two-day event in The Hilton, Templepatrick is one not to be missed, with a record number of Top Travel Companies taking part.



International Airport to Pass Five Million Mark Tomorrow

The return home of tens of thousands of passengers for Christmas this week will push Belfast International Airport past the five million passenger figure for the first time in eight years.

The 'spike' in passenger numbers will see the airport break the five million figure tomorrow, Wednesday.



Talks to Try and Solve Christmas Strikes

Talks have begun aimed at averting Christmas strikes of cabin crew and airline staff scheduled for later this week.

Conciliation service Acas has been hosting talks between British Airways and representatives of its cabin crew, while talks to avert a baggage handler strike by employees of Swissport will take place this morning.



Travellers Taking Longer to Decide Their Holiday Destination

A new survey has revealed that UK travellers are taking longer to decide where to go on holiday, and fewer trust online review sites than six months ago.

According to the survey by Travel Counsellors, 92 per cent of holidaymakers would trust the recommendation of a real-life person above an online review site.



Canada Welcomes the World to Its Birthday Party

Next year 2017 Canada marks its 150th birthday, with holidaymakers invited to join in a countrywide, year-long celebration.

The main focus for national events will be the capital city Ottawa, where 12 epic months of big, bold, immersive and moving experiences will be on offer.



Thailand Back at January Holiday World

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed it is exhibiting once again at the Belfast Holiday World show in the Titanic Quarter in late January.

One of Asia's top tourist destinations and a favourite holiday hotspot with UK and Ireland travellers Thailand is looking forward to another successful year.



Cuba New Destination for Top Cruise Lines

Leading cruise line Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is one of the cruise lines that have been granted approval by the Cuban Government for cruises to Cuba.

RCI plan to announce their first Florida-Cuba itineraries in the near future.



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