STENA LINE APPOINTS DIANE POOLE AS TRAVEL COMMERCIAL MANAGER – IRISH SEA SOUTH

img_9671Stena Line has appointed Diane Poole OBE as the new Travel Commercial Manager in Business Region Irish Sea South. In her new role, Diane will report to Ian Davies, Trade Director for the region…

Diane is one of Ireland’s most highly respected figures within the travel and tourism industry and has over 30 years’ experience across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

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DUBLIN AIRPORT CHIEF EXECUTIVE TO STEP DOWN

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Dublin Airport (daa) has announced that its Chief Executive Kevin Toland is to step down later this year to become Chief Executive of the publicly quoted food group ARYZTA AG.

Mr Toland, who became daa Chief Executive in January 2013, will join ARYZTA following a six-month notice period, or earlier if agreed.

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FUNNIEST ‘LOST IN TRANSLATION’ MOMENTS

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The average hoildaymaker will head off abroad this summer, able to speak just eight words of the local language, according to new research…

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

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ADDITIONAL SAILINGS ON BELFAST-LIVERPOOL ROUTE

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Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced that due to very high seasonal demand, they are introducing additional morning sailings in July on the Belfast to Liverpool route…

The additional sailings will be added on Monday July 10 and 17 and mean that Stena Line will transport more people than ever to their destination.

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NEW YORK AND BERMUDA – THE PERFECT COMBINATION

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SIMON THOMAS O’NEILL from Oasis Travel had the pleasure of travelling to New York and Bermuda…

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New York and Bermuda are unique destinations and are the perfect combination as New York is so busy and Bermuda is the perfect place to chill and unwind.

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Bmi regional’s NEW City of Derry Airport to London Stansted service takes flight!

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Bmi regional’s new service between City of Derry Airport (CoDA) and London Stansted has commenced operations. Passengers departing and arriving on the inaugural flight were treated to light refreshments, entertainment and a beautiful keepsake certificate to mark the occasion…

Bmi regional welcomed the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, onboard their inaugural flight, which departed City of Derry Airport at 06:45am this morning.

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PERFECT CORNER OF EUROPE

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Keen to try out one of the new Ryanair routes from Belfast, MICHAEL BEATTIE headed to the beautiful Province of Bergamo, Northern Italy via the new Belfast International-Milan route…

I think I may just have found the perfect corner of Europe. Imagine a beautiful blue lake surrounded by steep mountains and along its narrow coastal road, picturesque towns and villages every few kilometres.

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Laptop Story Big Worry for Transatlantic Travellers

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Passengers on flights to the US from the UK could face a ban on taking laptops into the cabin…

According to The Times President Donald Trump is considering extending his ban on large electronic devices being carried in aircraft cabins on flights from Europe. Such a move would follow a rule put in place last month on flights to the US from the Middle East.

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STILL PLEASING THE MOST PERNICKETY

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BRIAN McCALDEN takes a short break in the famed McGrory’s Hotel in Culdaff, County Donegal…

BACK in the mid-1960s, heavily industrialised Belfast was busy, smoky, polluted and noisy, with green spaces limited mainly to the more affluent suburban areas.

It was no wonder then that the (much) younger me took to the McGrenahans’ isolated farmhouse like a duck to water.

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THOMSON AND FIRST CHOICE UNVEIL EXCITING PROGRAMME FOR SUMMER 2018!

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Fun in the sun awaits Northern Ireland holidaymakers as leading tour operators, Thomson and First Choice, part of the TUI Group, launched their summer 2018 programmes, with a huge range of holidays to suit the needs of families and adults alike…

The summer 2018 line-up from Thomson and First Choice offers an exciting range of hotel collections, with eleven destinations available to those travelling from Belfast International Airport and flights to the island of Majorca for those who wish to fly from the City of Derry Airport.

Holidaymakers from Northern Ireland will also have new Sensatori and SuneoClub ranges to choose from as well as the new TUI Explorer, Thomson Cruises’ largest ship. With over 1,000 unique properties to choose from, there really is something for every taste and budget.

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