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Clickandgo gives you a run for your money as it’s named official Irish partner of Lanzarote Marathon
Click&Go will be the official Irish partner with the Lanzarote Marathon, taking place on Saturday, December 8. The travel company said runners can arrange race registration, travel and accommodation directly with Click&Go with a €1 deposit. The race course takes in parts of Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Barlotomé and Puerto del Carmen, and an average […]
Volker’s back in the travel industry as he joins the team at
Volker Lorenz is back in the travel industry – after being appointed as Chief Operations Officer for, Greenlife Tours Ltd. The former face of Amadeus in Ireland, Volker will be leading the team of 40 travel professionals based in Blackpitts, Dublin 8, from mid-September. “I am delighted to be joining and to help […]
Click&Go invests €2m in opening first office abroad
Click&Go has revealed that it has invested €2m in opening its first office outside of Ireland. The online travel agent, founded in 2010, aims to tap in to the Polish travel market with the opening of an office in the capital, Warsaw, in recent weeks. Ten full-time staff are expected to be employed there by […]
Simon Eaton to succeed Belinda Vazquez as Head of TUI in Ireland
Simon Eaton, who is currently Commercial Director of Crystal Ski Holidays and TUI Lakes & Mountains, has been appointed as Head of Ireland for TUI. Eaton will assume responsibility for the management of the TUI & Crystal Ski business in Ireland on September 1 and will commence a transition period immediately with Belinda Vazquez, following […]
Dave Walsh returns from Malaysia to head up E-travel in Ireland
  Headed up Etihad operation in Malaysia Formerly with BMI and Travelport Dave Walsh has been appointed Managing Director of eTravel, he will be joining the company on November 1st 2018. Dave has worked previously in Ireland with BMI and Travelport, starting with Etihad Airways 6 years ago as General Manager for Ireland. In 2013 Dave and his family […]
Karen Thornton from KT Travel is June finalist in Blue Insurances Toyota Yaris competition
Karen Thornton from KT Travel June finalist in Blue Insurances competition 13 winners go into draw for Toyota Yaris  Karen Thornton from KT Travel is the June finalist in the Blue Insurances competition to win a Toyota Yaris. She follows previous finalists Theresa Davey form Mackin Travel Wexford, Sharon Fleming from Thomson Travel Lurgan, Elaine Harding from the Garda Holiday […]
David O’Grady’s eTravel to sponsor Irish business awards with Virgin Atlantic
David O’Grady’s eTravel and Virgin Atlantic are to be the headline sponsors at this year’s prestigious National Q Mark Awards. Coveted Q Marks are awarded to companies who hit “the highest standards of quality and excellence”, said governing body the Excellence Ireland Quality Association. “We are delighted to be sponsoring The National Q Mark Awards this year and to be […]
My family nearly kicked me out when I chose travel over a civil service job! – Cathy Burke celebrates 40 years in the industry
She’s one of the best-known personalities in the trade – but Cathy Burke says a travel career wasn’t her parents’ dream job for their daughter. She started her career as a travel agent at Noel Martin Travel in Dublin 40 years ago this week, but had been offered a 9-5 office job in the public […]
ITAA joins Ryanair and IAG in condemning latest round of air traffic strikes
The Irish Travel Agents Association has expressed disappointment at the announcement by French Air Traffic Control of a strike to take place this weekend, June 23 and 24. John Spollen, President of the ITAA, said: “This latest strike follows a 24-hour strike on May 22, causing further disruption to Irish passengers impacting travel to and […]
Tourists spent €1.3bn on Irish trips this spring – and we spent over €1bn heading abroad
Tourism Ireland has welcomed the latest CSO tourism figures, showing inbound visitors are worth €110m more to the economy in the first four months of this year compared with 2017. Meanwhile, total tourism and travel expenditure by Irish residents overseas increased by 10pc, up from €952m in the first quarter of 2017 to €1,047m now. […]
Safari tops the list as Travel Counsellors poll Irish holidaymakers for their bucket lists
30pc say South African safari is top of their bucket list 28pc would choose whale watching in Alaska and 27pc the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 33pc of millennials pick snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef One in three of those aged 65+ choose Carnival in Rio de Janeiro   A South African safari has topped the […]
Alan Sparling’s ASM Ireland becomes GSA for Caribtours and launches new car hire website
Caribtours has appointed Alan Sparling’s ASM Ireland as its General Sales Agent for Ireland. The luxury tour operator, which recently expanded into Ireland, said “Alan has over 35 years of experience in the Irish travel industry and will bring a wealth of knowledge to this new role. Alan and his team will focus on offering […]
Holidaymakers are the victims again in French air traffic strike says ITAA
The Irish Travel Agents Association said the latest in a string of French air traffic control strikes will put holidaymakers off from visiting France. ITAA President John Spollen said: “Our members are disappointed by the announcement of the 24-hour strike by French Air Traffic Control which will pose major disruptions to Irish holidaymakers. This action […]
Jose Ramos has died
Sad news: Jose Ramos has died. He was director of the Portuguese Tourist Board in Dublin 2005-13 and a great friend of the Irish travel trade. Related posts: Countdown on for Holiday World Show 2018 Clodagh Connolly & Grogan’s Travel win Worldchoice awards Looking for a summer J-1 in the States? Get cracking now, US […]
Mary McKenna ‘over the moon’ to be shortlisted for entrepreneur of year award
Mary McKenna of Tour America says she is delighted to have been chosen as one of the 24 Irish finalists in the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mary was named in the ‘International category’ along with heavy-hitters from the pharmaceutical, technology, telecom, financial services and industrial sectors. The category winners and an overall […]
John Spollen kicks off ITAA presidency by opening Irish Travel Trade Show
Cassidy Travel‘s John Spollen cut his teeth as the ITAA President, opening the fourth Irish Travel Trade Show at Dublin’s RDS tomorrow, Thursday. The show kicks off just after the morning’s Irish Travel Agents Association AGM. The show, taking place in Hall 3, opens at 2pm. The show, which is open to all licensed travel agents […]
Philippines, Eurovision, Croatia and Mexico prizes up for grabs at Irish Travel Trade Show
Registration is still open for this week’s Irish Travel Trade Show at the RDS. The official trade show of the Irish Travel Agents Association, now in its fourth year, is open to all licensed travel agents and tour operators, with free admission. The show, which takes place in Hall 3 of the RDS this Thursday, will […]
Exclusive: Richard Branson buys Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels has bought the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Travel Extra can reveal. The property, situated off the Vegas Strip, is set to be rebranded as the Virgin Hotel Vegas. Virgin Hotels already operates one US hotel – in Chicago – but further developments are under way in New York City and Nashville, […]
Eastern Med revival continues as TUI announces Turkey and Cyprus for Summer 2019
TUI is to fly to Dalaman in Turkey and Paphos in Cyprus direct from Dublin as part of its Summer 2019 programme, which goes on sale on Thursday, April 5. TUI said the new destinations are being added along with additional flights to six existing destinations, bringing a greater choice of 10 and 11-night stays, as […]
Riona Mc Grath succeeds Sinead Reilly as Ireland Country Manager for Travelport
Riona Mc Grath is succeeding Sinead Reilly as Country manager for Ireland at Travelport.  Ms Reilly held the role for six years before taking on the new role of strategic account director for Travelport in the Northern European region.  The appointment confirms information given to Travel Extra by senior Travelport executives in London, who said […]

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Click&Go invests €2m in opening first office abroad

Click&Go invests €2m in opening first office abroad

Click&Go has revealed that it has invested €2m in opening its first office outside of Ireland. The online travel agent, founded in 2010, aims to tap in to the Polish travel market with the opening of an office in the capital, Warsaw, in recent weeks. Ten full-time...

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