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Chance to Win BA Tickets - Just by Voting

Five pairs of British Airways' tickets from Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow are being offered as an incentive for members of the Travelling Public and readers of Northern Ireland Travel News to vote for this year's Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

This was revealed at the launch of the 2017 Northern Ireland Awards - run by Northern Ireland Travel News in association with Blue Insurance - held earlier this week in Tedfords Kitchen in Belfast city centre.

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WESTJET


New Oasis Cruise Operation Opens at End of Month

Oasis Travel is opening a dedicated cruise business in the Knock Travel premises it acquired last month from owner Doreen McKenzie.

The Northern Ireland Cruise Centre will be on the top floor of the building and will begin trading by the end of June.

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ABTA Pushes for Change in Law on Holiday Sickness Claims

ABTA is calling on the Government to change the law to make holiday sickness claims less attractive to claims management companies and law firms.

This comes after The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its travel advice for Portugal with an inclusion relating to personal injury claims.

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AIR CANADA


Worries About Laptop Ban Ease - But Only Temporarily

Worries about a possible laptop cabin ban in aircraft have eased - but only temporarily.

No ban was imposed after a four-hour meeting between EU and US officials in Brussels yesterday, but more talks have been scheduled in Washington next week.

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P AND O

Enjoy a Starring Role on Britain's Big Film Sets

Take the car to Britain with the Irish Sea's leading ferry company, Stena Line and visit the locations where some of the best-loved films and TV shows ever created were made.

For decades now, Britain has been one of the go-to places for savvy location managers looking for the perfect backdrops to film their big-budget Hollywood movies, TV productions and music videos.

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PORTAVENTURA

New Left Luggage Facility at Dublin Airport

A new left luggage facility opened recently in the Arrivals Hall in Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.

The Excess Baggage Company is offering a left luggage storage facility, baggage wrapping and a full baggage screening shipping service which allows passengers to forward unaccompanied luggage.

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BIA


Thomas Cook Reports Strong Summer Demand

Thomas Cook is reporting strong summer demand for Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and Bulgaria but a more 'competitive' UK market to the Spanish islands where bookings have levelled off.

Announcing its interim results, Thomas Cook said: "As we highlighted previously, our UK business is managing through a more competitive market to the Spanish islands, focusing on selling higher margin, quality holidays rather than pursuing volume growth.

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AMERICAN HOLIDAYS


Limited Language Skills of the British Traveller

The average British holidaymaker will head off abroad on their summer holidays, able to speak just eight words of the local language, according to a new research.

The study, commissioned by Holiday Autos, found that French is the language UK holidaymakers are most familiar with, with the average UK adult being able to rattle off up to 15 words.

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