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Cruise Line's First Ever Flight Manchester-Mauritius with Thomas Cook Airlines

Fred. Olsen guests enjoyed a colourful start to their 'Indian Ocean' fly-cruise holiday at Manchester Airport, recently when they celebrated the cruise line's first-ever flight from Manchester to Mauritius, in partnership with Thomas Cook Airlines.

A total of 250 Fred. Olsen guests boarded the A330-200 flight to Port Louis, Mauritius, with a duration of 12 hours, to join 880-guest cruise ship, Boudicca, on a 14-night 'Islands of the Indian Ocean' getaway.



Training Hosted by Travel Solutions, Emirates and Dubai Parks and Resorts

The team at Travel Solutions, Emirates and Dubai Parks and Resorts are hosting two training sessions on Thursday next week, November 23.

Training will take place at the Travel Solutions Belfast premises. Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.



ABTA Responds to Governments Call for Evidence on Sickness Claims

ABTA has submitted its response, on behalf of Members, to the Government's Call for Evidence on holiday sickness claims.

ABTA has been working closely with its Members to collate data on gastric illness claims and has submitted this to the Ministry of Justice to support its position.



Multi-Million Refits for Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Ships

Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter - in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

Braemar and Balmoral will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018.



Fish & Ships Featured When Independence Sets Sail

Royal Caribbean International has announced the launch of a new eatery 'Fish & Ships' as part of an exciting lineup of food offerings to feature onboard Independence of the Seas when she sets sail from Southampton in May next year.

Positioned next to the new Splashaway Bay water park, Fish & Ships will feature a menu of quintessentially British seaside treats including fresh fried cod with a side of classic chips.



Flagship A380 Marks Opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of visitors from around the world attended the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi at the weekend, and were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad Airways' flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.

Sporting the airline's 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also features Louvre Abu Dhabi's official logo on each of its four engines, to promote the opening of the institution.



Motoring Expert Clarkson Face of Emirates' Private Suites

TV celebrity and motoring expert Jeremy Clarkson is fronting Emirates' new advertising campaign for the airline's game-changing First Class private suites.

This follows the global launch of Emirates' fully enclosed First Class private suites at the Dubai Air Show yesterday.



'Milestone' Award in History of Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded a 4 star grading from SKYTRAX at an event held in London recently.

SKYTRAX is the international air transport rating organisation which uses a scientific approach to assess airline ratings from in-depth analysis of front-line product and service quality.



New Head of Marketing and PR for Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has appointed Karen Sequeira as Marketing & PR Director, UK & Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.

Karen will be responsible for the marketing and PR strategy for the brand.



New Travel Experience on American Routes from Dublin

The world's largest airline, American Airlines, is introducing its new Premium Economy travel experience to select routes from Dublin.

Premium Economy is now available to purchase for travel from January 15, 2018, on American's daily service from Dublin (DUB) to Philadelphia (PHL), and from May 4 2018, on the daily service from Dublin to Charlotte Douglas (CLT).



Agents See Fast, Convenient Connections Through Manchester

Local travel agents have taken part in a Fam trip, hosted by George Best Belfast City Airport, to Manchester Airport to experience the fast, convenient connection process.

With over 70 airline partners, Manchester Airport is reporting increasing numbers of passengers from Northern Ireland using the airport as a hub to connect to onward global destinations. Nico Spyrou and Emma Stone from Manchester Airport hosted the group.



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