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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday supplement: Records broken at Holiday World Belfast, on to Dublin next Friday
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about Travel this week New from Fitur: Spain’s new tourism slogan  Spanish tourism: A Butler at the helm Belfast holiday world sees increased visitor numbers Dublin handles 68pc of arrivals and departures to island The mayor of Salou hosts the trade in Belfast Travel Extra TV Travel […]
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Manchester wants to threaten Ireland’s pre-clearance dominance
The pre-clearance dominance enjoyed by Dublin and Shannon Airports could be under threat amid a £1bn redevelopment plan by Manchester Airport. The north of England airport – which has a market of 22m people within two hours’ drive – is aiming to become a serious long haul rival to Heathrow and Gatwick – and gaining […]
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Etihad terminal switchover at Dublin confirmed for January 24
Etihad Airways has confirmed that the official move to Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport will start from January 24. The switch from Terminal 2 comes ahead of the UAE airline reverting to a double daily service out of Dublin to its Abu Dhabi hub. The airline will face greater competition this summer with the arrival […]
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Svetlana takes up new role with Philadelphia tourist board
Svetlana Yazovskikh has been appointed Executive of Director of Tourism at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB). The tourist board’s President & CEO, Julie Coker Graham,  announced the appointment of Svetlana. A familiar face to the Irish trade, the IPW regular has worked on fam trips with the major Irish tour operators to the US. […]
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Low-cost rival aims to avoid Ryanair dogfight if it enters Dublin market
Low-cost operator Wizz Air will eventually enter the Dublin market – but won’t be looking for a battle with  Ryanair. “You never say never,” said founder and CEO Jozsef Varadi in an interview with the Irish Independent here, on whether the Hungarian carrier – which flies to Belfast – will enter the Dublin market. “But […]
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Donald Trump (hotel) scoops Irish travel award
Donald Trump’s Doonbeg hotel has been named Best Overall Resort at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards. The Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Co Clare was joined on the winners’ list by the Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, which hosted the US President-elect’s predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2013. A spokesperson for Trump’s […]
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It’s Dublin versus Cork in global airport social media awards
Dublin Airport and Cork Airport will be fighting it out for two awards in the upcoming Moodie Davitt Digital Awards. Dublin and Cork will face off in two categories – Best Twitter Feed and Best Use of Social and Digital Media. Cork doesn’t feature in two shortlists – Best Use of Facebook and Best Use of […]
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Shannon transatlantic traffic rose 4pc while 1916 exhibition attracts 160,000 visitors
Transatlantic passenger numbers up 4pc on 2015 British market up 7pc despite Brexit concerns Visitor numbers rise 30pc at Shannon Group tourist attractions The key transatlantic market helped drive passenger numbers at Shannon Airport last year, as the Shannon Group released its full 2016 passenger figures for 2016. A total of 396,708 passengers used Shannon from […]
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James Hogan tells Dublin audience that Etihad partnership model is working
Etihad group policy ‘will work in long term’ Alitalia presenting challenges Etihad Aviation Group’s partnership strategy has been a core element of the growth of the business, the airline’s CEO James Hogan said in a speech in Dublin. He said that Etihad faced challenges with Air Berlin and especially with Alitalia which needs to change its long […]
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Manchester wants to threaten Ireland’s pre-clearance dominance

The pre-clearance dominance enjoyed by Dublin and Shannon Airports could be under threat amid a £1bn redevelopment plan by Manchester Airport. The north of England airport – which has a market of 22m people within two hours’ drive – is aiming to...

Etihad terminal switchover at Dublin confirmed for January 24

Etihad Airways has confirmed that the official move to Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport will start from January 24. The switch from Terminal 2 comes ahead of the UAE airline reverting to a double daily service out of Dublin to its Abu Dhabi hub. The airline will face...

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Donald Trump (hotel) scoops Irish travel award

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