Travelbiz E-Zine
22
November
2023

Travel Solutions, Northern Ireland’s leading tour operator, reporting 20% growth, and big plans for 2024

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Travel Solutions, Northern Ireland’s leading tour operator, is delighted to announce both solid growth for 2023, with a 20% increase on 2019, the last real comparable year in the travel industry, combined with strong expansion plans for 2024, including new staff.

Travel Solutions has already taken on 5 new staff in 2023 to service their expansion and are currently recruiting for more expert staff.

Travel Solutions, an award-winning tour operator, operates charter programmes, both winter and summer, combined with use of scheduled flights, from Belfast City and Belfast International Airports, City of Derry Airport, Dublin, and UK airports.

Said Peter McMinn, Owner and MD “ it is great that the travel industry has got back on its feet again so quickly.  We have had a great year, thanks to great destinations and great loyalty from our travel agency partners and clients.   And that is why we have made the commitment to increasing our capacity by up to 15% from our summer charter business, and our new destinations for 2024, bringing more holiday choice to Northern Ireland.   We are looking forward to the challenge!

Exciting News for Summer 2024 – Charter Routes and Destinations for 2024:

NEW     Belfast City Airport to Venice – 4th June to 24th September

Opening up the resorts of Lido di Jesolo and Bibione on the Adriatic Coast,

Within close proxity to Venice

NEW     Belfast City Airport to Reus 

Opening up Costa Dorada, Salou and Portaventura

NEW     Belfast City Airport to Menorca in the Balearics

NEW     Dublin Lisbon -with TAP Airlines as partner – 11th May to 14th September

The resorts of Lisbon Coast – Estoril and Cascais as well as Lisbon itself

And further afield to the Alentejo region

And confirmed again for 2024 due to great success in Summer 2023:

City of Derry Airport to Faro – for holidays to The Algarve, Portugal

Charter will run from 20th May to 26th August 2024

Belfast City Airport to Verona – serving all of the resorts of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, as well as Verona itself – and the Verona Opera Festival

Belfast City Airport to Palma de Mallorca – based on big success of their 2023 Summer Programme

Master the mountains – voted Northern Ireland’s leading ski tour operator, Travel Solutions expects a bumper ski season for 2023/24! 

Bulgaria              Travel Solutions is Ireland’s leading ski tour operator to Bulgaria – featuring the resorts of Pamporovo, Borovets and Bansko, with flights from Belfast and Dublin to Sofia Plovdiv

Austria                Austria is Ireland’s favourite ski destination – and this year again, Travel Solutions is operating Belfast Salzburg to some of Austria’s best Ski Destinations including

Zell am See-Kaprun, Saalbach-Hinterglemm Leogang, and Soll – all favourite Ski destinations

Romania             Travel Solutions  operates to the resort of Poiana Brasov in the Carpathian Mountains, with flights from Dublin to Bucharest

Awards – recognising Travel Solutions’s achievements & commitments to high standards in the travel trade:

This year has been a bumper year for awards for Travel Solutions:

4 Awards at the recent NI Travel Awards:

  • Best Ski Tour Operator
  • Best Escorted Tours
  • Best sales Support to NI Travel Trade
  • Best NI Trade Manager – Robert Wilson

And last month Travel Solutions also won Northern Ireland’s Leading Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards – winners for the 3rd time in 4 years!

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