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An early arrival so Aer Lingus’ Ivan delivers his baby daughter
At Aer Lingus, Ivan Beacom is used to delivering passengers and sales – but it was a first for the Business Manager as he delivered his own baby daughter. The baby was due, but arrived early – with Ivan forced to deliver the child himself with the help of paramedics on the other end of […]
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ITAA confirm Porto as conference venue Oct 13 2017
The Irish Travel Agents Association confirmed that its 2017 conference will take place in Porto, Portugal, from 12th – 15th October 2017. As first reported by Travel Extra, 150 travel professionals are expected to travel to Porto for the conference, where they will stay in the Solverde Spa & Wellness Hotel. The conference meetings take place […]
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Teletext Holidays, England’s longest established digital travel agency, launch in Ireland
  Teletext Holidays launch in Ireland Holiday options now available to Irish holiday consumers Fast, user friendly site to offer thousands of worldwide holiday options CAR Licence No TA 0771 Teletext Holidays, the longest established digital travel agency in England has launched an Irish operation. The ‘bucket and spade, cheap and cheerful’ holiday company, which also […]
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Volker Lorenz to depart Amadeus at end of June
Volker Lorenz, the German born General Manager for Amadeus in ireland, is to depart the company at the end of June after twelve years in the role. Volker Lorenz said: this hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but I know you’ll be well looked after by  the highly experienced local team as well as thanks […]
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Travel company is reading your mind – and says Chernobyl is hot this year
Brochures still have their place, but trends have moved on from simply leafing through glossy pages and choosing a holiday based on what looks nice or affordable. British adventure specialists Explore! were in Dublin to showcase technology that reads your mind and offers you a destination country based on the mood of your brainwaves. Would-be […]
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Cracking Krakow – Click&Go to open Polish operation as it celebrates seventh birthday
Turnover tipped to hit €40m this year Employs 50 people from 12 nationalities Holidays arranged for more than 200,000 people Click&Go will open an office in Poland next year, and is also looking to expand into Britain and elsewhere in Europe, said boss Paul Hackett as the online travel provider celebrated its seventh birthday.   […]
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Irish families now booking holidays well in advance says Cassidy Travel at it launches 2018 brochure
Cassidy Travel has echoed sentiment around the trade that consumers with cash to spare are booking much further in advance to secure their choice of sun holiday. Launching the summer 2018 brochure, Director John Spollen told Travel Extra: “There’s much greater confidence in the people booking holidays than there was this time last year and […]
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New hotels and cruises on offer as TUI boss launches Falcon/Thomson summer 2018 brochure
What’s new for summer 2018 with Falcon/Thomson: New TUI Sensatori Resort Rhodes, Aegean Dream by Atlantica TUI SuneoClub Serenity Bay Bulgaria TUI Explorer sets sail for Thomson Cruises, based out of Palma With close to 1.8m Irish holidaymakers choosing to visit Spain in 2016 alone, demand is already high for next year’s summer season as […]
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Cruises and long haul holidays boost Tui as Turkey and Easter break hits bottom line
Turnover up 8.2pc for 2016-17 Earnings up 6.3pc during the period Group looking at 10pc earnings growth for full year Trading for summer 2017 is in line with expectations Travel giant TUI expects summer trade to be in line with expectations as its cruise business and hotels business has helped offset lower demand to markets […]
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Kristin Skinner wins Blue Insurances Polo magnifico competition
Trish O’Reilly from Best4Travel April Finalist competition to win Polo Magnifico Blue Insurances competition extended by one month Now 13 winners go into draw for Polo Magnifico  Kristin Skinner from American Holidays won the Polo Magnifico run by Blue Insurances at an event in Saba on Dublin’s Clarendon Street, where the 13 finalists gathered to see who would win a new […]
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Trish O’Reilly is April finalist in Blue Insurances Polo Magnifico competition, decision day is May 11
Trish O’Reilly from Best4Travel April Finalist competition to win Polo Magnifico Blue Insurances competition extended by one month Now 13 winners go into draw for Polo Magnifico  Trish O’Reilly from Best4Travel is the April Finalist the competition to win a Polo Magnifico run by Blue Insurances. The final takes place on Thursday May 11, 2017 at 7.30pm in Saba […]
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Former Star Alliance Chief Executive Mark Schwab joins CarTrawler team
Former Star Alliance Chief Executive Mark Schwab has joined Dublin-headquartered travel tech firm CarTrawler as a Senior Adviser. Schwab was at the helm of the global airline network from 2012 to 2016, where he focused on creating in-house technology to enable their members to integrate and operate together across different technologies.The company grew its member […]
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Cork could host an Irish Travel Industry Trade Show as ITAA announces RDS return
Thursday, April 12 2018 is the date for the fourth Irish Travel Industry Trade Show, which returns to Hall 3 of RDS Main Hall Complex again next year  – with a second travel trade show scheduled for Cork the following day. The one-day event is organised on behalf of the ITAA by Business Exhibitions Limited and […]
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AWTE Ireland chapter launched with 48 founder members
AWTE Ireland chapter launched with 48 members and 52 attendees Workshops and networking events planned for summer Clare Dunne, Lorraine Quinn and Yvonne Muldoon spearhead new body The Association of Women Travel Executives inaugural event in Dublin was attended by 52 female travel professionals, 48 of whom have signed up to become members of the […]
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Caroline Riordan is March finalist in Blue Insurances Polo Magnifico competition, decision day is May 11
Caroline Riordan of Sol Travel  March finalist in Blue Insurances competition Competition extended by one month Now 13 winners go into draw for Polo Magnifico   Caroline Riordan of Sol Travel is the March finalist in the competition to win a Polo Magnifico run by Blue Insurances. Blue Insurance  extended its ‘Polo Magnifico’ competition for one additional month and the final will take place on May 11 […]
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The Travel Corporation agent training initiative will be open 24/7
The Travel Corporation (website) launched their agent training initiative, the TTC Agent Academy showcasing the four core brands Trafalgar, Contiki, Insight Vacations and Uniworld. The academy offers interactive modules and a 90 second  video animation highlighting the key benefits of the scheme. Encompassing The Trafalgar Academy, ContikiU, Insight Tour Specialist and Uniworld River Cruise Specialist, the brand will be accessible […]
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WIN a place on Worldchoice French camping fam trip with Kelair and Irish Ferries
Fam trip May 27-31 Agents who make new Kelair Campotel bookings eligible Worldchoice Ireland will host a four night fam trip together with Kelair Campotel, Irish Ferries and Aer Lingus from May 27th to 31st. To be in with a chance of winning a place on the trip, Worldchoice agents can make a new KelAir […]
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‘Best training night ever’ as South Africa & Travelfocus host agents in Galway
South African Tourism and Travelfocus hosted 32 agents from the West of Ireland at a training session held in the Galway Bay Hotel. Nina Farrimond, Manager Trade Relations from South African Tourism was the trainer for the evening along with Anne O’Sullivan from Travel Focus and Audrey Headon from Headon Representation. Nina Farrimond itold agents […]
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‘An Irish tourist will feel at home in the most unexpected way’ – Japanese Airlines showcase their product to the travel trade
Japan is one of the few countries in the world where Irish tourists can still feel as if they are on “a foreign holiday”. At a time when we are more sophisticated than ever, when even the term “exotic” has become common, a trip to the the Land of the Rising Sun still has the […]
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Tall Ships, JFK and quiet coastal towns: Massachussetts roadshow showcases 2017 fare to Dublin trade
It is unusual to come across a little-known fact about Ireland’s all-time favourite US President, JFK. But visitors to Boston’s John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will come home with a nugget of information that will impress even those who thought they knew everything about his short life. On display among such artefacts as the […]

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ITAA confirm Porto as conference venue Oct 13 2017

ITAA confirm Porto as conference venue Oct 13 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association confirmed that its 2017 conference will take place in Porto, Portugal, from 12th – 15th October 2017. As first reported by Travel Extra, 150 travel professionals are expected to travel to Porto for the conference, where they...

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Volker Lorenz to depart Amadeus at end of June

Volker Lorenz to depart Amadeus at end of June

Volker Lorenz, the German born General Manager for Amadeus in ireland, is to depart the company at the end of June after twelve years in the role. Volker Lorenz said: this hasn’t been an easy decision to make, but I know you’ll be well looked after by  the highly...

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