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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: It’s raining A330s as Aer Lingus announces seamless to Seattle
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week More A330s on the way as Aer Lingus launch Seattle Clodagh wins Worldchoice travel consultant award Record year as 250,000 Irish visit NYC. Shannon says Govt created a monster: Dublin Airport Ireland has British-focused tunnel vision – Jim Deegan US Embassy says get […]
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Aer Lingus to fly Dublin-Seattle direct 4w for May 18 2018
Aer Lingus will operate its new Seattle route four times weekly service on a year-round basis from next May 18, 2018. Aer Lingus’ new service to Seattle will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Aer Lingus has launched 10 new transatlantic services from […]
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‘I don’t know how I will get it in on the bike, it is HUGE’ – Mary McKenna wins Travel Business award in London
Inaugural travel businesswoman award goes to Ireland Another accolade for Mary McKenna Mary McKenna winner of the Inaugural 2017 Everywoman in Travel Awards at East Wintergarden in London. Mary said: “Really chuffed, I dedicated my award to Lorraine Quinn and her son Evan for hopefully a recovery.  Thank you all for the wonderful support and […]
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MSC reveals Grandiosa as name of first Meraviglia-Plus ship at ceremony in France
MSC Cruises is to name the first of Meraviglia-Plus ships MSC Grandiosa, Executive Chairman Pierfrancesco Vaga revealed at a ceremony in France as part of the company’s €9bn fleet-building plan. Under the €9bn plan, six of 11 new ships will have come into service between June 2017 and November 2020, resulting in a doubling of […]
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Iberia Express teams up with Tourism Ireland to promote Dublin as an off-season destination
Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Iberia Express, to promote flights to Dublin from Madrid and to grow tourist numbers from Spain, which is a key market for the off-season. The campaign, highlighting Dublin as the perfect winter city break destination, will reach more than 7m Spaniards through advertising on Madrid’s busiest shopping street, Gran […]
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Passenger numbers rise 4pc on Brittany Ferries’ Cork-Roscoff service
Brittany Ferries has confirmed that passengers are up 4pc in 2017 following the end of the season with the last sailing of the year by the Pont-Aven. It said it had built on the success of 2016 when numbers were up by 3pc. The cruise-ferry operator carried more than 87,000 passengers this year and ended the […]
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Imelda McCarthy becomes 70th Irish Travel Counsellor
Travel Counsellors Ireland have 70 home workers Imelda McCarthy joins from Discover Travel Travel Counsellors Ireland has recruited its 70th Travel Counsellor, Cork-based Imelda McCarthy. Imelda, who has over 24 years’ industry experience, most recently working for Discover Travel. Travel Counsellors numbers have increased by 17pc in the past year, with Travel Counsellors’ sales now at €26.5m […]
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Airlines offering 1m extra seats at Dublin Airport this winter
Dublin Airport said it has just under 1m extra seats across its route network this winter season – 8pc up on this time last year. Five new services started recently to coincide with the winter season. Air Arabia Maroc has launched services to Agadir, Stobart Air is offering Flybe services to London Southend and Ryanair has […]
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Looking for a summer J-1 in the States? Get cracking now, US Embassy warns students
The US Embassy in Dublin has urged qualified students who are interested in applying for the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) or Camp Counselor program in 2018 to begin the application process as soon as possible. The J-1 scheme is 50 years old, and over 160,000 Irish students have taken part in it over the […]
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Aer Lingus to fly Dublin-Seattle direct 4w for May 18 2018

Aer Lingus will operate its new Seattle route four times weekly service on a year-round basis from next May 18, 2018. Aer Lingus’ new service to Seattle will be operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft. The new route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and...

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Imelda McCarthy becomes 70th Irish Travel Counsellor

Imelda McCarthy becomes 70th Irish Travel Counsellor

Travel Counsellors Ireland have 70 home workers Imelda McCarthy joins from Discover Travel Travel Counsellors Ireland has recruited its 70th Travel Counsellor, Cork-based Imelda McCarthy. Imelda, who has over 24 years’ industry experience, most recently working for...

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Aer Lingus to announce new trans-Atlantic route on Friday

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Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh is to announce new trans-Atlantic route at a breakfast briefing on Friday. The lease on another A330 was agreed in the last fortnight and preparations are underway for a 4w long haul route.. The route is in addition to the plans for...

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