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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: And the shortlist for the travel trade awards is
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Topflight to pull out of long haul Hop announces seasonal daily from Cork to Paris CDG Joanna Gomez, Georgina Kelly & Leslie Marshall shortlisted for travel […]
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Travel agent of the year shortlist revealed: Joanna Gomez, Georgina Kelly & Leslie Marshall
Joanna Gomez, Georgina Kelly & Leslie Marshall shortlist for agent of the year Audrey Headon , Rebecca Kelly, Thomas McNally, Lee Osborne & Martin Penrose shortlisted for supplier for ht year The Irish Travel Agents Association has announced its shortlist for the Irish Travel Industry Awards in association with Aer Lingus. The winners will be announced […]
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Another big move at DAA as runway mastermind follows old boss Kevin Toland to food firm
The DAA’s Chief Development Officer, John Heffernan, is to join former DAA CEO Kevin Toland at Swiss-Irish food firm Aryzta. It’s the latest big move at the airport authority for Dublin and Cork following this week’s announcement that Brian Drain will become the company’s new Chief People Officer. Full story in Travel Extra here. Dubliner John Heffernan is leaving […]
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Airport veteran Brian Drain to head up human resources in latest DAA shake-up
The DAA has confirmed that Brian Drain will take over from the departing Anna Pringle as the company’s new Chief People Officer.   Mr Drain, who is currently General Manager Operations at Dublin Airport, is taking over after Ms Pringle said last year that she was leaving her position for family reasons. It’s the latest move at […]
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Everest Base Camp with Declan O’Connell of Lee Travel
Declan O’Connell of Lee Travel spent his 60th birthday at Everest base Camp. See extended blog here. Day 1: Fabulous views on the flight from Kathmandu from Lukla where we began our 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp. Day 1 completed with and overnighting in Phakding. Day 2: Toughest day with 8 hours trekking […]
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Irish Travel Agents Association and European colleagues call for bonding shake-up for airlines
The Irish Travel Agents Association has joined with European counterparts to call for a level playing field in holiday bonding and introduce measures to protect passengers against airline insolvencies. The ITAA and The European Travel Agent’s and Tour Operators’ Association argue that after “a record number of airline failures in 2017”. the European Commission must introduce an efficient mechanism to protect […]
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Insight Vacations’ Paul Melinis to leave Travel Corporation for APT
Insight Vacations‘ Director of Sales, Paul Melinis, is to leave the Travel Corporation brand to join APT as its new regional managing director. The move is being seen as a push by escorted touring and river cruise operator APT to bolster its commitment to the British market. Melinis, who spent 17 years in senior sales roles […]
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Cormac Barry joins CarTrawler from Australian gambling firm to succeed Mike McGearty as CEO
Cormac Barry joins from Sportsbet Previously with Paddy Power Cormac Barry is to succeed Mike McGearty as CEO of Dublin-based CarTrawler, having joined from Australian gambling firm while David Cotter is the travel technology company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Cormac Barry was previously the CEO of Sportsbet, the Australian division of Paddy Power Betfair, and […]
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Ryanair vows to regain top spot after Lufthansa group reports 130m passengers in 2017
  130m passengers in 2017 to regains European lead 3m passengers in December up 19.9pc  Point-to-point traffic drives growth  Seat load factor up 1.1pc to 78.9pc Currency adjusted yield indication positive  Year end passenger numbers released by Lufthansa mean that it has overtaken Ryanair as Europe’s largest airline it lost to Ryanair last year. The five […]
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Everest Base Camp with Declan O’Connell of Lee Travel

Everest Base Camp with Declan O’Connell of Lee Travel

Declan O’Connell of Lee Travel spent his 60th birthday at Everest base Camp. See extended blog here. Day 1: Fabulous views on the flight from Kathmandu from Lukla where we began our 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp. Day 1 completed with and overnighting in Phakding....

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