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'Amazing' Prizes to be Won at Big Travel Trade Event

There are prizes galore to be won by agents who attend this year's Big Travel Trade Event.

Have a look at this exciting list for starters...



Murder Mystery Magic for Local Travel Agents

Riddel Hall at Queen's University was the venue for a very unique evening for the local Travel Trade last Thursday.

Karen Sheals Hoy from American Holidays, Brenda Morgan from British Airways and Caitriona Toner and Fiona Noonan of American Airlines treated travel agents to a Murder Mystery evening and a beautiful sumptuous four-course dinner.



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!



Celebrity Cruises Announces Increased Agent Training

This summer Celebrity Cruises will be hosting seven interactive training events for agents across the UK on board Celebrity Eclipse and Celebrity Silhouette, and for the first time ever, training will also take place in Belfast, Dublin and Cork.

Following four successful on board training events for trade partners in 2016, Celebrity Cruises has increased the number of opportunities for this year.



Revolutionary Hotel Cancellation Protection Scheme Launched

As part of its ongoing product development programme, Innstant Travel has launched an innovative hotel cancellation protection that allows customers to cancel a non-refundable reservation up to 24 hours before check-in and receive an 80 per cent refund.

This cancellation protection enables agents to offer maximum value and flexibility to customers without the risk of lost revenue due to cancellation.



Belfast City Staff Nominated for Award

Two members of staff from George Best Belfast City Airport have been nominated for a prestigious international aviation service award.

Joanne Deighan, Commercial Manager and Paula Bittles, Executive Assistant, have been shortlisted for the British-Irish Airports EXPO 'Unsung Hero' Awards, a scheme designed to recognise those whose work is fundamental to the running of their airport.



New P&O Irish Sea Sales Development Manager

P&O Ferries has promoted Michael Callaghan to the position of Sales Development Manager for the Irish Sea.

He will be responsible for managing key tourist accounts, for developing new and existing relationships with travel agents, tourism trade, clubs and societies and for growing consumer trade for the Irish Sea.



Two in Five Millennials Travel Without Insurance

According to recent research by ABTA, some uninsured travellers resorting to crowdfunding to cover medical bills.

A quarter of holidaymakers travelled abroad uninsured in the last year according to ABTA, an increase from 2016 when 22 per cent did so.



Change the Law on Holiday Sickness Claims, Says ABTA

ABTA is calling on the Government to change the law to make holiday sickness claims less attractive to claims management companies and law firms.

This comes after The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice for Portugal with an inclusion relating to personal injury claims. This follows a similar update to the travel advice for Spain last month.



Chance to Fly a BA Dreamliner at The Big Event

British Airways has teamed up with Northern Ireland Travel News to offer the local Travel Trade the chance of a lifetime to experience flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner simulator!

The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner simulator will be at The Big Event at the Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick on Tuesday June 13 and Wednesday June 14 as part of the airline's sponsorship of the Big Travel Trade Event and they're offering agents the chance to win an exclusive slot on the simulator...



EU Demands Talks Over Possible Laptop Ban

The European Union is trying to arrange urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension of the US ban on airline passengers from some countries taking laptops into cabins.

Apparently, the Trump administration is likely to extend the ban already applicable to flights originating from 10 specific airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey because of fears that a concealed bomb could be installed in electronic devices taken on to an aircraft, officials said.



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