Things to know about travel this week
- Aer Lingus transfers four of its A350 orders to Iberia
- Meitheal 2019 brings 350 tour operators to Dublin
- Skuli Mogensen wants to get WOW back in the air by June
- Ryanair carries 10m in March for first time
- Norwegian tells Cork-Providence pax to make own way to Dublin
- Dalata’s Pat McCann takes a pop at Fáilte Ireland hotel calls
KLM continues its series on what it takes to be a pilot – with dramatic timelapse flight deck footage en route to Lisbon. Watch here.
Heading to the Rugby World Cup? This quick guide to Tokyo from Qantas might come in handy. Watch here.
An Irish human rights lawyer has been jailed for a tirade onboard an Air India flight. Watch here.
Tourism Ireland got in on the April Fool act – pretending to trademark the colour green. Watch here.
Tourists fled from the edge of a lagoon after a glacier collapsed in Iceland, creating large waves. Watch here.
Behind the Headlines
First held in 1975, Ireland’s annual tourism showcase Meitheal saw 600 Irish tourism businesses meet 300 international buyers from 20 countries over two days at Citywest, Saggart, Co Dublin. Watch here video of Meitheal. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Orangeworks hosted Meitheal delegates for an afternoon of axe-throwing and improvised canoe races. Watch here video of Meitheal activities. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
The Meitheal networking evening in Weston Airport was attended by the leading tourism stake holders led by Minister Brendan Griffin and the CEOs of Failte Ireland Paul Kelly and Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons. Picture shows performance by Susie Sheil artistes at the event. Watch here video of Meitheal networking evening. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook
Flybe are the latest to run into pilot rostering problems, cancelling flights this week: Wednesday’s cancelled flights included 5 rotations at Belfast City Airport and a Doncaster Sheffield-Dublin rotation. Separately Flybe is to reduce its fleet and return all of its 118-seat Embraer 195 aircraft to its lessors and told crew that it is to close its bases at Cardiff, Doncaster and Exeter airports, all currently served from Belfast City, at the end of Summer 2019, following a “critical review of the business performance which means the company will be ceasing e-jet operations” from the three regional airports. The Exeter Base will remain open for Dash 8 Q400 operations only.
The Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau preliminary report into Ethiopian Flight exonerated the pilots, who had been briefed against by Boeing as it fights to save the reputation of the Boeing 737 MAX. The FAA said it is working with NASA and international aviation regulators on a joint task force to review Boeing’s fix for its B737 Max jets.
Unbowed WOW air founder Skuli Mogensen is seeking US$40 m to resurrect the defunct carrier and launch to 13 European destinations by the end of June, and later to the US. The fleet would consist of 7 aircraft by spring 2020 and 10 by 2021, initially operating for EU carriers on lease contracts. Skuli aims to own 51pc of the venture.
Ten tourism partners from Western Massachussets visited their sister city in Dingle as part of a programme to strengthen ties with Ireland and promote the region, easily accessible on Aer Lingus Hartford service. They then hosted Irish travel media at an event in Dublin. Picture shows the group in the Blasket Island centre, Gene Cassidy of Eastern State Exposition, Alicia Szendo of Greater Springfield CVB, Michelle Goldberg of Greater Springfield CVB, Cathy Corduff from Dingle, Maire Ni Fainnin of Udaras na Gaeltachta, Alicia Szendo of Greater Springfield CVB, Laurie McDonald of Yankee Candle Company, Paul Lambert of Springfield Basketball Hall of Fame, Tommy O Luing of Blasket Centre, Diarmuid Moriarty, bus driver. Front row: Isabel Bennett tour guide, Melinda Phelps from Springfield, Gillian Palmer of the Big E, Karen Fisk of Dr Seuss Museum, Judy Matt of Forest Park Springfield and Caroline Boland of Dingle Tourism Alliance. Watch here video diary of the weekend. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Irish Ferries and Normandy Tourism showcased the WB Yeats route to Cherbourg and the attractions of the hinterland of the port to a group of key travel media this week. They sampled the new ship’s faster 26 knot sailing to France direct from Dublin port, with fine dining in the Lady Gregory restaurant and relaxation time in the club class lounge, (see pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook) In Normandy they visited Granville, Mont St Michel, Bayeux Tapestry museum, Arromanches D Day memorials and museums, stayed at La Chenevière, rated by Conde Nast as the best hotel in France outside of Paris, tasted cider and calvados at Ferme de la Sapiniere and visited Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg. Picture shows Martine McKenna of Irish Ferries, Stephen Moore of the Sunday World, Ailish O’Hora of the Irish Independent, Martin Burns of the Irish Sun, Anne Sheridan of the Irish Mail (front) Fran Lambert of Normandy Tourism and Eoghan Corry. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Pat McCann, CEO of Ireland’s largest hotel group, Dalata, has rubbished the idea of a 1,000-bedroom hotel for Dublin, tailored for conferences, describing it as a “load of rot” and “naivety in the extreme”. The idea was mooted by Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly earlier in the week, who said Dublin could face losing out on MICE business. And, following McCann’s comments, Fáilte Ireland told the Irish Independent that “our experience within the global business tourism sector is that there is a demand for having an 800 to 1,000-bedroom hotel in Dublin as it would significantly support the city to attract even more large conferences.”
Travel Counsellors annual conference and awards in Powerscourt saw the overall award go to Sarah McCarthy. Best corporate travel counsellor went to Emer McDermott with 32pc of her business in corporate travel, best newcomer was Gina Quinn, second Year top sales went to Jamie Thomas, third year top sales went to Simon Armstrong, the My TC App and the most helpful Travel Counsellor awards both went to Mandy Walsh, Sinéad Lonergan won the award for top cruise sales and top DMC Sales went to Mary Foyle for €14m in sales in 13 years. Picture shows the winners with Cathy Burke, global director Jim Eastwood and TDigital & Innovation Director Waseem Haq. Watch here interview with Cathy Burke of Travel Counsellors Ireland. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Abby Chung has joined Turkish Cargo as Regional Cargo Representative. Abby has 18 years sales and distribution experience and six years management experience. She was with Air France KLM Cargo for 11 years as Sales Manager for Ireland.
Best4Travel is looking for an travel sales consultant at its branch in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Dublin 14. Email Lana@best4travel.ie with CV and cover letter to apply.
Picture shows Don Clarke of Travel Solutions, Graham Keddle of Belfast International Airport and Kerrie McCormick of Jet2 announcing the tour operator are doubling capacity to Bulgaria for their 2019-20 ski programme, with weekly flights to Sofia, tranferring to Borovets, from December 22 2019 to March 22 2020 in addition to their weekly flights to Plovdiv, transferring to Pamporovo.
Former US President Barack Obama was the guest speaker at this year’s World Travel and Tourism Council’s annual summit, held in Seville. He spoke cited “dangerous” trends, both in the US and abroad, such as wanting to put up “genuine or metaphoric walls“, and said the tourism industry needed to push its case with governments worldwide, and make travel easier.
Celebrity Cruises’ Jo Rzymowska has been shortlisted in an awards ceremony for diversity champion of the year. The VP and MD for Ireland, Britain and Asia is in the running in the annual Diva magazine awards in London.
Turkish Airlines extended their sponsorship with Cricket Ireland for another two years. Picture shows Kevin O’Brien, Turkish Airlines Ireland manager Hasan Mutlu and Gary Wilson. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Members of the Travel Industry Golf Society will be joined by members of the newly formed NI Travel Trade Golf Society at Greenore on Thursday April 18.
The annual Turkish Airlines bowling competition was held in Belfast, Dublin and Cork. Onur Gül is pictured with winners Dymphna Quilligan, Brenda Murray Flynn and Audrey Murray from Travel Counsellors (802 points) at the Dublin leg of the Turkish Airlines bowling tournament, Coolock Leisureplex. For more images from our galleries See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
As the clock counts down to this year’s Indaba tourism event in Durban, South Africa hosted Irish media in the Eastern Cape, with South African tourism’s Rachel Lewis and Uncuthu Tours’ Siseko Yelani – one of 11 ambassadors for the country – leading the pack. Pictured are Laura Cunningham, Nadia Nadia El Ferdaoussi, hotelier Lisa Ker, from Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor in Cradock, Mark Evans, Jim Murty, Rachel Lewis, Anna Coogan, Isabel Conway and Siseko Yelani in Karoobrew coffee shop, Cradock. The full images from the trip are here, or connect with the album both here and here on Facebook.
Australian Tourism Exchange kicked off in Perth with workshops and fam trips for delegates and media from 40 countries. Picture shows the excursion to Rockingham, Ariela Bard of Telegraph Media, Kate Webster of Captured Travel Media, Carolyn Beasley, Mark Williams of Rockingham Wild Encounters Dolphin Swim, Barry Divola. Front- Western Australia’s Belfast born PR manager Laoise Collins, Elisa Elwin, Natalie Miller of Tourism Australia and Barry Divola,. The delegates dived with wild dolphins as part of their immersion in Western Australia’s tourism product.
Sesame Street Mission@Portaventura was launched at an elaborate opening ceremony. Picture shows Michelle Jackson travel writer, John Wood chair of Saly Corporatio and Rich Hill designer of Sesame Street Mission. See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Topflight are partnering with the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to offer seven night stay in a two bedroom villa at Hotel Villa Maria in Desenzano on the shores of Lake Garda. Participants can sign up for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon here before Friday April 12. Return flights are available from Dublin, Cork and Belfast and as with all Topflight holidays, airport transfers, 20kg luggage allowance and a resort manager service is all included.
- Tim O’Brien will welcome Skålleagues to the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday April 9th 2019, meet at 12.30 for 1.00p.m. Cost for members & guests is €35.00 per person.
- Eist anseo le Eoghan Corry, eagarthóir Travel Extra ar Adhmhaidin ar Raidio na Gaeltachta, An tSeachtain le Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Breatimeacht, John Delaney, agus cursai taistil.
- Eist anseo le Eoghan Corry Cursai Taistil na Seachtaine Marta 30 2019
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Three owners came forward to claim a terrier that had made its way unaccompanied on a commuter train from Sallins to Heuton Station before the rightful owner was identified.
- Overweight cruise ship tourists have been asked not to take donkey rides up the hills of Santorini as many animals are suffering from spinal injuries, saddle sores and exhaustion.
The family of a Rochfortbridge, Westmeath, man have appealed for help in tracing him. Peter Wilson left Dublin Airport to fly to Tenerife on Friday March 22, before going missing on the island.
A teenage boy has died after falling from the Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Finland was named happiest nation in the world for the second successive year by the United Nations World Happiness Report, with Denmark second and Ireland 16th.
A survey of six car rental companies in five destinations, Tenerife, Nice, Barcelona, Milan and Larnaca) by iCarhireinsurance.ie showed the cost of car hire ‘extras’ at the rental desk can differ by hundreds of euros.
- The national museum of Qatar opened featuring a daring architectural concept.
- SeaWorld Orlando became a Certified Autism Centre
- Airbnb and the Louvre are allowing art-lovers to sleep under the Louvre’s iconic glass Pyramid in a “mini-pyramid” to celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary.
- Some surprises on the list of affordable bucket list destinations from Sunway: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
- US outbound travel in 2018 was up 6pc with Europe up 12pc to 17.7m.
Food & Beverage
Belfast International Airport eatery Fed and Watered will close for seven weeks from April 7 to make way for a new food hall Northern Qtr to open May 20, a result of the expansion of the departures lounge to accommodate for the renovation of Fed and Watered and the addition of two new eateries Coco Diablo and Chopped. Starbucks, Burger King, Sip & Stone, The Lagan Bar and Cafe Bar at gate 22.
Munster Rugby has signed a three-year deal with café brand Zest! that will see the Mid-West food retailer provide all meals – up to 15,000 a year – for its senior and academy squads during training and travel.
Picture shows Doug Howlett, Head of Commercial and Marketing, Munster Rugby, players Alby Mathewson, John Ryan, Chris Farrell, and Dave Kilcoyne, along with executive chef Danny Miller and Zest! managing director Ean Malone are pictured at Shannon Airport.
Porterhouse Group will launch Lost Lane, a new live music and entertainment venue at the bottom of Dublin’s Grafton Street on April 12.
- McDonald’s applied for permission to build a drive-through outlet next to Asda on Coleraine ring road
- The re-opening of The Glasshouse restaurant at The Grove hotel, in Hertfordshire, redesigned by Martin-Hulbert Design, has been set for May.
Discussions concluded without agreement between Starwood and Michael McElligott headed Tetrarch hotel group, owners of Citywest, Dawson, Killashee, Marker, Mount Juliet, Mount Wolseley and Powercourt,
- Hostelworld said a 5pc drop in revenue to €82.1m in 2018 and 44pc profit profit decline to €6.7m was largely due to €2.9m in deferred revenue, which will be recognised this year.
- Dublin City Council approved planning for a €35m development on Dublin’s Dawson Street that includes a 117-bedroom hotel and will see redevelopment of the Royal Irish Automobile Club’s private members’ club.
- Radisson say rewards members can now redeem points with over 35 airlines
- The Yan, a contemporary ‘Bistro with Beds’ will open just outside Grasmere in the Lake Dstrict at the beginning of July.
IAG has transferred orders for four of the nine A350-900s ordered by Aer Lingus to Iberia. Aer Lingus still has five A350-s on order, the order a legacy from Dermot Mannon’s time as CEO, but these are increasingly unlikely to be taken up as the airline focuses on the A321LR.
Rerouted passengers who were due to fly on Norwegian’s transatlantic services from Cork and Shannon who will travel via Dublin until the end of June are being asked to book their own transport and to claim expenses by producing receipts Passengers can rebook flights or receive a refund to the schedule changes in response to the suspension of B737 Max planes by European aviation authorities .
Ryanair March passenger numbers are up 9pc to 10.9m, Ryanair grew 5pc to 10.5m plus 400k for Lauda. Load factor is an industry-leading 96pc, the first time Ryanair achieved that figure in March. Rolling annual is up 9pc to 142.1m. Ryanair operated 59,800 scheduled flights in March.
Aer Lingus March passenger numbers were up 8pc to 880,000 and load factor up 0.8 to 81.3pc. Cargo was down 12.5pc. IAG passenger numbers were up 5.7pc to 9.16m
Ryanair plans to reduce flights from Belfast International to London from three a day to just two a week from end May on Friday and Sunday and Belfast-Manchester from 14w to 11w.
IATA said global air freight was down 4.7pc in February 2019, the fourth consecutive month of negative year-on-year growth and the worst performance in the last three years.
Dublin Airport will accommodate 23 new routes and four new airlines in the coming weeks, making this the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history with 1.3m extra seats. Picture shows Nikolass Mednis, Edite Medne, Counsellor, Embassy of Latvia in Ireland, Janis Silis Latvian ambassador to Ireland, Louise Bannon, Head of Marketing, Dublin Airport, Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic and Jon Woolf, Airline Business Development, Dublin Airport at the launch of Air Baltic’s 4w summer service to Riga using an Airbus A220-300. AirBaltic Chief Executive Martin Gauss said the route “opens up connections not only to Latvia but also to our wider home region with Tallinn and Vilnius as well as many destinations in Scandinavia, the CIS and Middle East.” See more pictures here or connect with the album on Facebook.
Cork Airport will have eight new routes for summer bringing the total to 52 routes, five from Ryanair to Naples from June 2, Poznań from April 2, Budapest from April 7 and Malta from April 4, two from Aer Lingus to to Dubrovnik from May 4 and Nice from April 17 and Swss to Zurich from April 17. Ryanair will base an additional aircraft at Cork airport as part of its Winter 19 schedule, with five new routes: Alicante (2), Budapest (2), Katowice (2) Malta (2) & Poznan (2). To download a copy of Cork Airport’s 2019 Summer Schedule, visit corkairport.com. Meanwhile, Tánaiste Simon Coveney officially opened the new Airport Control Centre and purpose-built office suite The Hub with Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport, TD Michael McGrath and Senator Jerry Buttimer.
Deirdre O’Donovan from Cork Airport is pictured with fellow staff members and passenger assistance services group OCS as Cork Airport becomes the first in the Republic to roll out the sunflower lanyard initiative supporting passengers with hidden disabilities.
Ryanair has become the first non-coal producing company to enter Europe’s top 10 carbon emitters, largely because of the size of its fleet and because it generates most traffic and capacity on intra-Europe routes. Flights beyond Europe are not included in the tests.
Aer Lingus partnered with Cobalt Aerospace to introduce a new palette of customised LED lighting for its fleet. Picture shows Grainne O’Callaghan, Captain Colette Evans and Katie Quinn, showcasing the new lighting.
- Avolon reported it had 553 aircraft owned and managed fleet in Qi, down from 570, and 150 airline customers 150, down from 156. See here for Avolon Annual Report.
- Sydney and Melbourne airport lounges are now open to all international travellers.
- Norwegian opened a new base at Billund Airport, launching eight new destinations including Chania, Faro, Kos, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Ponta Delgada, Rhodes and Zante.
- AirAsia Group Malaysia sold its 100pc equity interest in Merah Aviation Ireland to Air Lease Holdings Ireland, which is indirectly controlled by Castlelake (US).
- A High Court judge ordered the winding up of lessor Peel Aviation over the alleged non-payment of a US$15m loan in relation to the purchase of a 13-seater Bombardier Challenger luxury jet, kept at a warehouse at Biggin Hill Airport outside London for the last nine years.
- Milan Bergamo Airport predicted a record-breaking summer season in 2019 as it helps take the strain of the temporary closure of Milan Linate.
- An Easyjet aircraft was damaged by a tug at Belfast International after a towbar pin failure.
- Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is to speak at Dublin chamber on October 10
- AerCap will release their first quarter 2019 financial results on May 1, 2019.
- British Airways was awarded the autism friendly award by the London Autism Society
Marella Cruises adults-only 1,814-passenger Marella Explorer 2 emerged from an eight-week makeover marked by a performance by X Factor winning group Rak-Su at a ceremony for Marella employees in Malaga.
Steel was cut for the new mid-body section that to be inserted into Star Breeze as part of Windstar Cruises‘ $250m revitalisation.
A-Rosa River Cruises plans a 140-cabin “E-Motion” river vessel to reduce the line’s carbon footprint, to launch spring 202.
- Royal Caribbean cancelled the next three sailings of Oasis of the Seas after a crane fell on the ship while in dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas.
- OneSpaWorld unveiled a seven-year spa and wellness partnership with Virgin Voyages to offer fitness classes, spa treatments and salon services when its first three vessels launch in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
- The refurbished Carnival Panroama will offer a “Choose Fun” water park that will include two slides, the 455-foot-long Red Fun and the 300-foot-long Blue Fun; a 300-gallon PowerDrencher tipping bucket; a kiddie spray park to match the water parks on Carnival Breeze, Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon.
- Norwegian Cruise Line is to stop featuring towel animals as part of its mission to use fewer resources to clean the cloths.
- An interesting take on the Dublin port cruise conundrum here.
- Silversea announced one-night pre-cruise hotel stay in their air promotions on selected voyages to Alaska, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Caribbean voyages
- Holland America Line Introduced a new craft cocktail menu created by Dale DeGroff
- Irish Ferries are offering a family holiday to Alton Towers Resort & Cbeebies Land from €499
Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge’s new 110,000-square-foot Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open in Spring 2020, promising “the breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes, and other behind-the-scenes items from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, will drop fans in the very heart of the Seven Kingdoms.”
Tourism Ireland picked up a French e-tourism award for the fifth time. Séverine Lecart, Tourism Ireland (centre), with the Travel d’Or award for ‘best foreign tourist office website’. Also pictured is Warren Rochwerg, Easyvoyage (right).
Ireland’s tourism boom has passed its peak, warned Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons.
The benefits of tourism need to be felt around the country, not just in the main hotspots, Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly wrote in an oped for The Examiner.
Storyteller Batt Burns from Sneem Co Kerry, is pictured at the launch of the new Kerry Way walking route app. Developed by Béaloideas Chiarraí/Kerry Folklore in six languages, it identifies points of interest for walkers along the route and provides stories from locals. It covers the whole of the Kerry Way route in nine stages over its 200km route and is free to download here or through phone app stores.
Aer Lingus May sale is live until midnight 8 April and valid for travel between 1 May and 31 May 2019. Direct flights to Europe from €36.99 to European destinations including Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, and Milan.www.aerlingus.com.
Mediterranean Dreams with Insight Vacations
24 Aug 2019. 8 Days – Visiting: Greece and Turkey. Price NOW: from €2,479 per person sharing, including flights, transfers, and 7 nights accommodation in central locations, 10 included experiences, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
Flight cost must be paid at the time of booking.
For more information log onto https://www.insightvacations.com or call 01 775 3803.
SUNWAY OFFERS: Sunway Escorted Tours
Best of Eastern Canada. From €2,439pp. Depart 4th October 2019.
Price includes flights ex Dublin, 20kg bag per person, taxes, scheduled airport transfers, 8 nights twin share 4* hotels, some meals and tours as per itinerary. Subject to availability and change.
Sunway River Cruise: 5* Great savings for the Enticing Douro. Fly to Porto from €1999pp. Depart 10th August 2019.
Includes flight ex Dublin, return port transfers, 7 nights twin share in an outside stateroom with fixed window, unlimited wine/beers at meals, sip and sail daily cocktail hour & daily complimentary excursions. Not included gratuities and port charges of €150pp. Includes early booking reduction of €1630pp. Subject to availability and change.
Sunway Club Med: Club Med All Inclusive premium Sun Holidays, Cefalu, Sicily, 5T. Adults from €1,935pp. Depart 9th May 2019. Price includes flights ex Dublin, 20kg bag per person, resort transfer, deluxe room, all -inclusive for 7 nights, 6 day lift pass and 5 full days ski tuition. Includes early booking discount of €677.00. Subject to availability and change.
Sunway Adventure Holiday: Costa Rica Quest Adventure fly to/from San Jose from €1799pp. Depart 13th September 2019. Includes flight ex Dublin, 20kg baggage per person, 8 nights’ accommodation on twin share basis, some meals and tours as per itinerary. Subject to availability and change.
Sunway Summer/Winter Holidays
Kusadasi: 3* Esat Hotel. Bed & Breakfast Basis.
7 Nights from: €356pps. Departs 4th May 2019.
Lanzarote: 3* Lomo Blanco Apts. Self Catering Basis. 7 nights from: €499pp. Departs 4th May 2019.
Algarve: 2*+ Bayside Salgados Apts. Self Catering Basis. 7 nights from €269pp. Departs 11th May 2019.
Lake Garda: 3* Camping Cisano & San Vito. Self Catering Basis. 7 nights from: €469pp. Departs 18th May 2019.
SUNWAY Worldwide – Sri Lanka Highlights Tours. 7 Day 6 Nights from €1969pp. Departs May 2019
SUNWAY CRUISE – Western Mediterranean Fly CRUISE. Norwegian Epic. 7 Nights. Sailing from Barcelona. Includes FREE At Sea. Pick 2 : Premium Drinks, Speciality Dining, 250 mins Wifi or $50 per Shore Ex Credit. From €950PP. Departs 12th May 2019
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand & Hong Kong Fly Cruise. Voyager of the Seas. 10 Nights. Includes 3 nights Singapore, 4 night Cruise, plus 3 nights Hong Kong. Balcony Stateroom. From €1470pp. Departs 2nd May 2019.
Italy & France Fly Cruise: Emerald Princess.
Departs 31st August 2019, 7 Nights. Sailing from Barcelona. From €1159pp. Departs 31st August 2019.
Western Med Fly Cruise. MSC SEAVIEW
7 Nights. Sailing from Barcelona. From €1099pp. Departs 26th October 2019.
British Isles Cruise: Crown Princess
Departs 9th June 2019, 12 nights. Sailing from Dublin *NO FLIGHTS NEEDED*. From €999pp. Departs 9th June 2019
TOPFLIGHT OFFERS: Topflight’s Lido di Jesolo on the Venetian Riviera
25th May, 4* Hotel Cambridge, H/B was €919 now €799pps
25th May, 4* Hotel Principe, H/B was €916 now €789pps
25th May, 3* Hotel Bolivar, B&B was €691 now €551pps
25th May, 5* Hotel Almar, B&B was €1220 now €1044pps
8th June, 4* Eden Hotel, H/B was €899 now €769pps.
Escorted Tour: Venice, Lake Garda, Verona & Cortina. Was €944 now €764. Staying at 3* Hotel Miami, H/B. 25th May 2019. Includes:
– Full day excursion to Venice & the islands
– Full day excursion to Lake Garda & Verona
– Full day excursion to Cortina & the Dolomites
25th May 3* Hotel Miami, H/B was €823 now €699pps
8th June 4* Eden Hotel H/B was €919 now €769pps
25th May 4* Hotel Cambridge H/B was €919 now €799pps
8th June 3* Hotel D’Annunzio H/B was €869 now €739pps
1st June 3* Hotel Portofino H/B was €845 now €765pps
Escorted Tour: Venice, Lake Garda, Verona & Cortina. Was €1024 now €869. Staying at 3* Hotel Miami, H/B. 25th May 2019. Includes:
– Full day excursion to Venice & the islands
– Full day excursion to Lake Garda & Verona
– Full day excursion to Cortina & the Dolomites
All prices above include return flights from the airport as stated, based on 2 persons sharing unless otherwise stated, return transfers, accommodation for 7 nights, taxes and Topflight’s in resort service. Escorted tours include 3 tours.
Call Topflight on 01 240 1700 (ROI) or 028 9752 1168 (NI). See www.topflight.ie or www.topflightholidays.co.uk. Visit your local travel agent.
TUI offers: Dublin to Gran Canaria, 7 nights self catering 2* Puerto Plata, Puerto Rico, from €419pps, depart April 25. Dublin to Tenerife, 7 nights self catering 2* Las Piramides Resort, Playa Las Americas, from €499pps, depart April 26. Dublin to Lanzarote, 7 nights self catering 2*+ Lanzarote Paradise Club, Costa Teguise, from €399pps, depart April 28. Dublin to Tenerife, 7 nights self catering 2* Las Piramides Resort, Playa Las Americas, from €819pps, depart April 19. Dublin to Lanzarote, 14 nights self catering 3* Tabaiba Apartments, Costa Teguise, from €409pps, depart April 21. Dublin to Lanzarote, 14 nights self catering 3* Cinco Plaza, Puerto Del Carmen, 3*, SC, 14 nights from €529pps, depart April 21. Dublin to Cancun, 14 nights all inclusive 5* Grand Sirenis Resort and Spa, Riviera Maya, from €1,359pps, depart June 3. Dublin to Cancun, 14 nights all inclusive 4* Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Riviera Maya, from €1,179pps, depart June 10. Dublin to Costa Dorada, 7 nights half board 3* Calfornia Garden, Salou, from €469pps, depart May 17. Dublin to Lanzarote, 7 nights self catering 2*+ Lanzarote Paradise Club, Costa Tequise, from €419pps, depart May 16. Dublin to Majorca, 7 nights B&B 3* Casablanca Hotel, Santa Ponsa, from €349pps, depart May 21. Shannon to Costa Dorada, 7 nights self catering 3* International II, Salou, from €509pps, depart May 17. Shannon to Lanzarote, 7 nights all inclusive 3* El Trebol, Costa Teguise, from €629pps, depart May 16. Cork to Majorca, 7 nights B&B 3* Lagotel, Playa De Muro, from €399pps, depart May 21. Ireland West to Majorca, 7 nights B&B 3* More Hotel, Alcudia, from €579pps, depart July 18. Dublin to Sri Lanka, 7 nights B&B 3*+ Coco Royal Beach Resort, Kalutara, from €1,419pps, depart June 3. Dublin to Jamaica, 11 nights all inclusive 3* Royal Decameron Club Caribbean, Runaway Bay, from €1,559pps, depart May 11. Cork to Majorca for Treasures of the Mediterranean Marella cruise, inside cabin, AI, 7 nights from €889pps, depart May 7. www.tuiholidays.ie. Call 1850 45 35 45 or visit a TUI Store / travel agent.
Brilliant Bordeaux with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises: 28 Jul 2019 | Classic stateroom. 8 Days from Bordeaux to Bordeaux. Price Was: €3,189 per person sharing. Price NOW: €2,389 per person sharing, including flights, 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom onboard the majestic S.S. Bon Voyage, airport transfers on arrival and departure days, all meals onboard, unlimited beverages onboard, 6 days of excursions, all gratuities and more.
Flight cost must be paid at the time of booking. Port charges excluded. Price includes Picture Perfect Discount. Book and pay in full by 31 May 2019. For more information log onto www.uniworld.com or call 01 775 3803
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