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Vote for Award Winners and Win a Short Break Prize

Readers of this e-zine and Northern Ireland Travel News have the chance to win an attractive Short Break prize simply by nominating their choice of winner in one of the categories at the 25th Anniversary Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

The Awards, which will be held at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa on Friday, October 21, are organised annually by Northern Ireland Travel News. The 2016 Awards gala was launched last week at Belfast's Waterfront Hall.

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Holiday Mood as First Flight to Fuerteventura Takes Off

There was definitely a holiday atmosphere at Belfast International Airport yesterday morning as Jet2.com and Jet2holidays celebrated their inaugural flight to Fuerteventura which jetted off for sunny skies at 10.00am.

With weekly flights now departing every Wednesday until November 16, 2016, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are the only operators to offer Northern Ireland holidaymakers a choice of all four Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria).

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French Disruption Hits Drivers and Flyers

Fill up your tank before you head off to France in the next few days. That's the message to car drivers getting the ferry, or ferries, to the Continent this weekend.

Strikes across France, including at refineries and power stations, have left up to half the petrol stations in the Paris area without petrol and diesel, and up to a third throughout the country with reduced supplies. Many petrol stations with supplies are limiting drivers to say 30 litres a time.

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Season's First Flight to Rhodes Takes Off

Summer is officially here as Daniel Smyth, Naomi Sainty, Deborah Harris and Rebekah Shirley are pictured at Belfast International Airport preparing to depart on leading tour operators Thomson and First Choices inaugural flight to Rhodes.

With a weekly flight every Wednesday, the new route for Summer 2016 gives Northern Ireland holidaymakers the opportunity to discover and explore the most visited island in Greece with Thomson and First Choice. Rhodes offers the best of everything whether you seek the perfect family getaway in the sun, lively nightlife or a cultural journey through past civilisations.

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Verona Route Launched at Belfast International

Topflight and Thomson Lakes and Mountains launched a new weekly service last weekend to Verona for the summer season direct from Belfast International Airport.

Not only is Verona famous as the setting of Shakespeare's most famous play but it is also the gateway to the beautiful Lake Garda with its bright, colourful towns framed by dramatic mountain ranges.

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Prague is Cheapest City in Europe for Drink

The Czech capital knocked Budapest, last year named the best for bargain hooch, off its perch in the Post Office's annual alcoholic drinks barometer.

It calculated the total price of 12 different beverages, from a bottle of lager to a dry martini, in 16 locations across Europe to produce its rankings.

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Customise Your Trip Service from BA

British Airways Holidays has launched an industry leading online tailor-made package holiday service.

The new 'Customise Your Trip' service available online at BA.com allows customers to create a multi-destination holiday of their choice with total flexibility to combine flights in and out of different airports, book multiple hotels and select car hire for any part of their holiday.

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American Car and Motorcyle Day at Folk Museum

The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum will be revving up for its inaugural American Car and Motorcycle Day this Saturday, May 28.

Pictured are Victor Sloan, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum visitor guide with Colin McLearnon, Director of the Belfast Chapter Harley owners group.

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Following seven eventful years as front-line Editor of the Belfast News Letter, John Trew wisely opted for the quieter pleasures of travel journalism.  Now, after 23 years and 270,000 miles, he is living proof that travel not only broadens the mind but the buttocks.

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