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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Who blinked as Amadeus drop Ryanair from GDS?
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   5 things to know about travel this week Deadline for ITAA member awards extended to December 15 Tourism ireland predicts 2pc growth in 2018 as British visitors plummet Amadeus celebrate 20 years in Irish market Star Alliance members ALL grew in Dubin in 2017 and plan further growth in […]
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Insurance and financial services veteran Emer Daly joins Ryanair board
RSA Insurance Ireland Board Chairman Emer Daly is to join former Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy, Dick Milliken and Declan McKeon on Ryanair‘s Audit Committee. Ms Emer Daly, who is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Permanent TSB Group and of Chetwood Financial, previously served as a Director of Payzone and […]
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Dublin Port named Company of the Year at Irish business awards
Dublin Port has won two awards – Best Tourism and Best Company – in the sixth annual InBusiness Recogniton awards celebrating excellence in the corporate world. Winners were chosen across 20 categories based on growth, profile of business, range of services and customer care. Other winners included Enterprise Ireland, Virgin Media and the Convention Centre Dublin. […]
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Shannon Airport wins global customer service prize from American Airlines
American Airlines’ Shannon Airport team has won a coveted ‘Customer Cup’ award in a worldwide competition. Airports are put into categories according to the size of their operation, with the best operations named each quarter of the year. It’s a first ever win for the airport in the competition, recognised by AA’s senior management and […]
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Irish Center Parcs work moves up a gear as builders get accommodation contract
Dublin constuction firm has been awarded two major construction contracts at the €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in Co Longford. The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, restaurants, bars and shops have been formally awarded  following a tender process that concluded recently. […]
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Tourism Ireland forecasts 2pc increase in visitor numbers in 2018 as Brexit slows growth
Visitor numbers to increase by 2pc Spend forecast to increase by 5pc  Tourism Ireland Marketing plan for 2018 forecast visitor number growth of 2pc, slower than pre-Brexit patterns, but said that they would counter the slowdown by targeting high spending visitors to bring the increase in spend up to 5pc. Texas is top of Niall […]
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Ryanair on course for 129.3m in 2017 to top Lufthansa group as Europe’s largest airline
  Load factor up 1 96pc Pax numbers up 6pc to 9.3m Rolling annual traffic to November up 11pc to 128.7m Since being beaten by Ryanair as Europe’s largest airline in 2016, the Lufthansa Group has added another airline, Brussels, but still likely to be beaten by its Swords rival in 2017. Ryanair November figures […]
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TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement: Battle for Berlin begins as Ryanair moves in on Tegel
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week Emirates wants to grow Dublin service, A380 on the way? Battle for Air Berlin’s 23pc share of German market hots up Ryanair apply for nine based aircraft at Berlin Tegel Irish agents join MSC Seaside as she prepares for guests Hayes & […]
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Willie Walsh: Aer Lingus will look at Shannon opportunities – but not for transatlantic
IAG Chief Executive Willie Walsh said Aer Lingus will continue to look at opportunities to expand its services at Shannon Airport – but shot down calls to follow Dublin and boost its transatlantic offering. Mr Walsh was guests of honour at a meeting of Shannon Chamber of Commerce at Dromoland Castle. Welcoming him to Dromoland, […]
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Dublin Port named Company of the Year at Irish business awards

Dublin Port has won two awards – Best Tourism and Best Company – in the sixth annual InBusiness Recogniton awards celebrating excellence in the corporate world. Winners were chosen across 20 categories based on growth, profile of business, range of...

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