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Volume 17. Issue 37. 26th May 2017. View Online
Smart Flies Aer Lingus to Hartford Connecticut - Winner

Jenny Rafter (Head of Leisure Sales Aer Lingus) congratulated Andrew Lynch (Travel Advisors in Rathoath Co Meath) who is week two winner of ‘Window of the Week Competition’

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Andrew Lynch (Travel Advisors in Rathoath Co Meath) celebrates his win
Andrew Lynch (Travel Advisors in Rathoath Co Meath) celebrates his win
Princess Cruises meet Travelbiz to promote Irish sales

Following the introduction of Princess Cruise’s launch of Euro pricing for travel agents in the Republic of Ireland, Tony Roberts (Vice president Princess Cruises UK & Europe) and Rachel Poultney (Director of sales UK & Ireland) were in Dublin

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Rachel Poultney (Director of Sales Princess Cruises UK & Ireland) and Tony Roberts (Vice President Princess Cruises UK and Europe)
Rachel Poultney (Director of Sales Princess Cruises UK & Ireland) and Tony Roberts (Vice President Princess Cruises UK and Europe)
Annual Andalucía Trade Dinner in Trinity College

Antonio Martín-Machuca (Andalucía Tourist Board) was in Dublin last night to host the annual trade dinner for Andalucía.

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Antonio Martín-Machuca (Andalucía Tourist Board) and Teresa Gancedo Nieto (Director Spanish TB Ireland)
Antonio Martín-Machuca (Andalucía Tourist Board) and Teresa Gancedo Nieto (Director Spanish TB Ireland)
Delta Launches New Daily Dublin Boston Service

Dublin Airport welcomed the launch of Delta Air Lines’ new daily service to Boston today.

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Vincent Harrison (MD Dublin Airport), Rye Carroll (Passenger) and Alex Antilla (Delta Director Transatlantic Network)
Vincent Harrison (MD Dublin Airport), Rye Carroll (Passenger) and Alex Antilla (Delta Director Transatlantic Network)
AWTE Ireland extends membership offer & announces next event

The Irish Chapter of the Association of Women Travel Executives (AWTE) is pleased to announce they have extended their membership offer of 50% off until the end of June. 

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The AWTE Committee
The AWTE Committee
Maldives Trade night in Cork

Turkish Airlines and Island Marketing held their second successful road show in Cork city in the Imperial Hotel and there was a large turnout from the trade.

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Alper Sea & Onur (Turkish), Katarina Trnikova (J.Barter Travel & winner) and Brian McCarthy (Island Marketing)
Alper Sea & Onur (Turkish), Katarina Trnikova (J.Barter Travel & winner) and Brian McCarthy (Island Marketing)
Innstant Travel launches Revolutionary Hotel Cancellation Protection

As part of their ongoing product development programme, Innstant Travel has launched an innovative hotel cancellation protection that allows customers to cancel a non-refundable reservation up to 24 hours before check-in and receive an 80% refund.   This cancellation protection enables agents to offer maximum value and flexibility to customers without the risk of lost revenue due to cancellation.   “We understand that plans often change in particular for corporate clients.   This product has been designed in response to market demands.   For a small fee, agents can protect a reservation and receive an 80% refund if they have to cancel up to 24 hours before arrival.   By selecting the flexible price option, customers are getting the best deal available.   Additionally, we believe that it will help travel agents to increase sales conversion, reduce customer service issues and most importantly create new revenue opportunities,” Said Darryl Ismail (CEO Innstant Travel).

Smart Flies Aer Lingus to Hartford Connecticut

Yvonne Muldoon (Director of Sales Aer Lingus) updates the trade on their super new competition for agents to win 2 tickets to this great new Aer Lingus destination.

Pat Reede (United) retires...A great supporter of the trade will be missed

Having spent over 40 years in the Irish travel trade, Pat Reede (United) has finally said goodbye.   “I am really looking forward to the next chapter in my life, and I want to thank all my colleagues in the trade for all the years of friendship and support, I hope our paths will cross again in the near future”,   said Pat.   Over the years Pat has been a great supporter of the trade and of course was for many years the ‘go to’ person for IPW (or PowWow) in Ireland.    Travelbiz joins with Pats many friends in the trade to wish her all the very best in her ‘next chapter’”.

Pat Reede (United)
Pat Reede (United)
Falcon/Thomson Holidays Blogger and Snapper competition in conjunction with Travelbiz continues

The Falcon/Thomson Travelbiz Blogger and Snapper competition continues with Falcon/Thomson's latest trade Fam trip to Gran Canaria from Belfast International Airport.   The results and all the pictures will be posted on our Travelbiz Facebook page and trade ezines.

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Ms Emma McHugh (Atlantic Travel), Ms Olivia Price (Clubworld Travel), Ms Diane McCafferty (Thomson Derry), Ms Natalie Davis (Oasis Travel),  Ms Janine Barr (Terra Ttravel)  and Ms Niamh Gregg (Tour Leader - Falcon Head Office)
Ms Emma McHugh (Atlantic Travel), Ms Olivia Price (Clubworld Travel), Ms Diane McCafferty (Thomson Derry), Ms Natalie Davis (Oasis Travel), Ms Janine Barr (Terra Ttravel) and Ms Niamh Gregg (Tour Leader - Falcon Head Office)
Sunway adds 3 & 4 night trips to their Lapland Program for 2017 from Dublin!

A holiday in Lapland is truly magical and one to treasure forever.   Sitting on the Arctic Circle this is where you will find the one true home of Finland's most popular resident - Santa Claus.   From the moment you arrive in the snow clad magical world of Lapland, your time will be filled with things that dreams are made of!   Sunway are delighted to offer customers the chance to enjoy all that Lapland has to offer with longer stays of three and four night trips.   Relax, immerse yourself and your family in a magical winter wonderland with lots of fun activities included and plenty of time to explore and enjoy free time at leisure. 

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Aer Lingus host Irish trade to golf with Spanish trade

Aer Lingus in conjunction with The Spanish Tourist Office flew Irish golfing agents from Dublin, Cork and Shannon to Malaga for a match against Spanish trade members this week.   The Irish team members were: Sheila Brazil (Limerick Travel),Patrick Baird (Killester Travel), John Cassidy (John Cassidy Travel), Karl Herssens (Skytours Golfbreaks.ie), Michael Doorley (Shandon Travel), Joe Tully (Tully Travel), Loraine Cunningham (Lorraine Cunningham Travel), Conor Galvin (Golf Voyager), Pat Dawson (Dawson Travel), Rosemary O'Connell (Lee Travel)and Tom O´Donohoe (Strand Travel).

Qatar Airways saddle up at Dublin Horse Show

Qatar Airways has been named partner of the 2017 Dublin Horse Show, ahead of inaugural Dublin Doha flight on 12th June.   The partnership celebrates the Irish and Qatari affinity with horses and was announced today ahead of the Qatar Airways inaugural Doha Dublin flight on 12th June this year. The Dublin Horse Show is one of the largest international equestrian events in the world and features the finest show horses and national breed horses as well as top national and international show jumping.   The daily Dublin Doha route is Ireland’s first ever direct air link to Qatar and Qatar Airways’ first ever service to Ireland.

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The Travel Suppliers network will be in Waterford on the 31st May

The Travel Suppliers Network roadshow commences in Waterford on Wednesday the 31st May.   The Travel Suppliers Network includes the following suppliers: Accident and General, G Adventures, Hertz, Travel Solutions, Riviera Travel, Ethiopian Airlines and Getabed.   The event will be filled with trade focused offers, presentations, food and drink and prizes for all to win!

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