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PANDO


Work Begins on £2.5 million on New BIAL Retail and Forecourt

Work has begun on the new £2.5 million retail, food hall and fuel forecourt at Belfast International Airport.

The contract to build on the 1.6-acre site was awarded to building and civil engineering contractors, RJ McKelvey Ltd of Castlederg, County Tyrone.

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AIR CANADA


Dublin Europe's Fastest Growing Major Airport In 2016

Dublin Airport was the fastest growing major airport in Europe last year, according to new figures released this morning by ACI Europe, which is the trade association for European airports.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 11.5 per cent in 2016, making Dublin the leading performer among the top tier of European airports.

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BIA


Speed Networking at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017

This year, more than 20 top travel companies will be joining in the Speed Networking sessions at THE BIG TRAVEL TRADE EVENT 2017.

During this morning event, travel companies will showcase their new products and educate travel agents on new and exciting developments.

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STENA

No Word of How Cook Closures will Affect NI

It has still not been confirmed if Thomas Cook will close any of its Northern Ireland stores following the announcement that it is set to shut 39 of its retail stores across the UK.

The move comes after the operator closed 28 high street stores between October and December last year.

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BTTE


RCI Appoints New UK & Ireland Director

Royal Caribbean has appointed Amanda Darrington (pictured right) as Sales Director UK & Ireland, following Ben Bouldin's promotion to Associate Vice President and Managing Director UK & Ireland.

Starting on April 24, Amanda will lead and oversee the 30-strong Royal Caribbean sales team in the UK & Ireland, bringing with her a wealth of experience earned across her career in the travel industry.

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CRUISE CENTRE

Companies and Destinations On The Crest of Wave Awards

The prestigious Wave Awards have returned to celebrate the destinations, operators and attractions that continue to make cruising one of the fastest growing and most popular holiday choices.

Held at London's Royal Garden Hotel and hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke, the second annual Wave Awards honoured the outstanding performances across five cruise-related categories and 34 awards.

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ADVERTISING

Virgin Launches First Direct Heathrow-Barbados Flight

Virgin Atlantic is to operate the only direct Heathrow-Barbados flight this winter (2017-18).

And Northern Ireland travellers can of course access the flights to the popular Caribbean destination via British Airways and Aer Lingus flights from George Best Belfast City Airport.

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Tenerife Tourism Surge Boosted by UK Visitors

Tourism to Tenerife has surged to a record 2.05 million visitors last year - and the UK has been a major player in the figures.

The Tenerife Tourism Corporation said the UK retained its position as the largest market for the island, where more than a third of all visitors are British.

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Stena Line Teams Up With Mercy Ships Worldwide

The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world's largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.

The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its passengers and partners.

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Emirates Select and Pay with Travelport

Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform and Emirates has announced the ability to select and pay for seats in advance according to the Emirates Fare Brand chosen - available for the first time to book on Travelport's Travel Commerce Platform.

The launch of advanced paid seating options for certain economy fares on Travelport continues to promote Emirates' ongoing investment in inflight customer experience which includes numerous new and innovative products.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES


AMERICAN AIRLINES


25th Anniversary Awards Launch - in partnership with Blue Insurance


Big Travel Trade Event 2016 Highlights


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