RYANAIR WELCOMES GERMAN COURT RULING

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Ryanair has welcomed news that a German court has ordered a website, Cheaptickets, to stop displaying prices for checked baggage that are higher than those charged by the airline…

The regional court in Hamburg also banned the website’s operator, Travix, from referring to an “airline fee” that did not in fact exist, Ryanair said in a statement.

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MAJOR EARTHQUAKE CAUSES TRAVEL DISRUPTION TRAVEL IN GREECE AND TURKEY

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Holidaymakers are being warned of flight and ferry disruption after a major earthquake in the Aegean, which killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos and caused extensive damage around the Turkish town of Bodrum.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said transport in Greece had been ‘significantly disrupted’ as a result of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake, which struck seven miles north-east of Kos. There have since been several aftershocks.

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10 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND NEXT WEEK!

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There’s stacks of fun things to do across Northern Ireland, from family days out to gigs and cultural events…

Here are 10 exciting things taking place next week (July 24-30).

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GIANT, MEDIEVAL-STYLE TAPESTRY CELEBRATES NORTHERN IRELAND’S CONNECTION TO GAME OF THRONES

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With fans having had to wait longer than usual, Game of Thrones season 7 is finally upon us. And, with the new season comes a brand new Tourism Ireland campaign that will showcase Northern Ireland once again as Game of Thrones Territory to millions of fans worldwide…

With fewer episodes this season than ever (season 7 of Game of Thrones will be the shortest yet, with just seven episodes), Tourism Ireland’s latest campaign, created in partnership with HBO, offers fans the chance to re-live their favourite scenes from the show all year long.

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JET2.COM AND JET2HOLIDAYS LEAD THE INDUSTRY FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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A major study has recognised Jet2.com and Jet2holidays as amongst the very best companies in the UK for customer satisfaction…

The benchmark UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI), produced bi-annually by the Institute of Customer Service, has named Jet2holidays 4th out of almost 250 companies – making the package holiday specialist the highest ranked tour operator for customer service. Jet2.com comes 29th in the list – the highest ranked airline in the study.

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PASSENGERS WARNED OF TIGHTER SECURITY ON US FLIGHTS

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Passengers flying to the US are being advised to arrive at least three hours before their flight as new tighter security measures came into force yesterday (July 19)…

Travellers will face more vigorous screening, particularly of large electronic devices.

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STENA MAKES SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN BELFAST ROUTE

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Stena Line’s parent company has confirmed a multi-million pound investment package to acquire the Superfast VII and Superfast VIII ferries which operate on its Belfast-Cairnryan route…

The ships currently operate under a charter contract agreement with AS Tallink Grupp and have done since they were deployed on the Belfast – Cairnryan route when it opened in November 2011. Since then the vessels have proved to be both highly reliable and extremely popular with Stena Line customers, hence the acquisition.

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HOLIDAYMAKERS SET TO TAKE £836 MILLION MORE ON HOLIDAY THIS SUMMER

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As the summer holiday season heats up, new research has revealed people plan to take around £836 million more in spending money – or £34 per holidaymaker – than this time last year…

The reason for this is to offset the fall in Sterling’s value against popular holiday currencies.

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

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The Consumer Council is encouraging Northern Ireland Holiday makers to know their rights in advance of any travel this summer, including knowing their legal rights if their flight is cancelled…

Scott Kennerley, Head of Transport at The Consumer Council said, “In light of the recent disruption for passengers on the Norwegian flight to America and the flights cancelled by Aer Lingus it is important to know what you are entitled to when travel plans get disrupted.”

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NEW NON-STOP SERVICE TO NEWCASTLE FROM BELFAST

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Eastern Airways is launching a new convenient non-stop service from Belfast City Airport to Newcastle.

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From September 1, 2017, the UK regional airline will provide a daily weekday service from the heart of the city to the North East of England.

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