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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: 1.4 BILLION views so far for the most successful marketing initative in Irish tourism history
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week Guinness Storehouse lock-in reaches 1.4bn media impressions How NOT to get bumped/dragged off a United Airlines flight Norwegian flights to Stewart and Providence wil use […]
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Fáilte Ireland tries to tee up Asian golf market by hosting tour operators from the East
Fáilte Ireland is teaming up with the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and Tourism Ireland in a bid to lure Asian golfers to Ireland. A group of tour operators from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Korea are being accompanied by a representative from Golf Digest China which has a monthly circulation of 450,000. As […]
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Howzat! Irish cricket bowled over as Turkish Airlines comes onboard as headline sponsor
Turkish Airlines has followed up its high profile sponsorship of sports, including Barcelona FC, hockey and European Cup rugby with the announcement that it is to sponsor Irish cricket. The deal, initially for one year, will see Turkish Airlines sponsor the senior men’s squad for one, with the option to extend the deal until 2020. […]
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The rugby-mad Cork publican who became Royal Caribbean’s chef supreme
Oasis of the Seas has 20 separate galleys around the ship, plus onboard facilities ranging from a butcher shop to a fish prep room. A commissary kitchen – a Royal Caribbean first – takes care of all the major prep work for all the galleys. Nearly 1,100 cooks, waiters, assistant waiters, bartenders, bar servers and […]
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Airport and visitor attraction numbers up as Shannon Group turnover hits €67m
Shannon Group, the parent company of Shannon Airport, Shannon Commercial Properties and Shannon Heritage, has announced that turnover hit €67.2m last year, up by over 2pc New Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas said that the group would be looking to spend – particularly on Shannon Airport – to boost the region. “To realise our full potential as a […]
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Hastings group to spend €62m on the North’s biggest hotel
Hastings Hotels has announced that it is to spend £53m (€62m) on what will be the North’s largest hotel. The announcement comes after the hotel chain was granted revised planning permission earlier this month for the multi-storey Grand Central Hotel in Belfast. Building work is now under way following the approval of the revised plans by Belfast City […]
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American Guinness fan wins international prize of lock-in for the night at Storehouse Gravity Bar
Guinness fan James Morrissey from New York checked in for a once in a life time overnight reservation in the iconic Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse as part of Ireland’s first ever Airbnb ‘Night At’. The unique competition, which ran in March, saw the seven-storey visitor attraction listed as a residence on Airbnb’s website, […]
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Aer Lingus wants more women to apply as it launches first apprentice scheme in three years
Aer Lingus is restarting its popular Apprentices Scheme this year, for the first time since 2014. It’s inviting applications for 10 new apprentices to join the 2017 Maintenance and Engineering Apprentice training programme in September. It said that it’s keen to encourage more female candidates to come forward to take part in the recruitment process. The current […]
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Despite the odds of being once known as Ireland’s alcohol-free hotel, Cork’s Metropole manages to hit its 120th birthday
A hotel that proudly boasted of not having a drinks licence for 59 years is celebrating its 120-year history this year – and looking for help with the celebrations. The Metropole Hotel Cork, which opened in 1897, was first owned by well-known cash and carry group Musgraves. The family were pioneers and the hotel did not apply for a […]
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