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Fred. Olsen’s Brabant commences European river cruising

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ new 156-guest river ship, Brabant, has commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam. The company is operating its inaugural European river cruising programme until 3rd November. Guests can choose from a total of 30 departures...

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MAN reveals most popular routes for Scots

As the last financial year comes to a close, the UK’s third biggest airport, Manchester, unveils the most popular long-haul routes chosen by its 27.8m passengers across its extensive catchment area. With 22m people in its catchment that spans north to Scotland, south...

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Regent Seven Seas culminates fleet-wide refit

In the final phase of Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ $125 million refurbishment programme, the company completed its bow-to-stern upgrade of Seven Seas Mariner, elevating the ship to the level of elegance set by Seven Seas Explorer and providing a consistent look and feel...

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Gold Medal commits to Virgin’s Economy Classis fares

Gold Medal is to keep life simple for agents by basing all its packages that include Virgin Atlantic flights on the carrier’s new Economy Classic fares in future. The company has taken the decision so that retailers know that the advertised price will always include...

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Viking launches new season 2019-20 Ocean

Viking has launched its new season of 2019 - 2020 ocean cruises, offering increased capacity on its ocean itineraries. New routes for 2019 include “Along Europe’s Western Coast”, which will set sail from Barcelona to Copenhagen incorporating Granada, Portsmouth,...

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AIR MIKE AT 50

Over ten thousand miles across the oceans from these shores a quiet celebration marks 50 years of continuous service to the Pacific islands of Micronesia of the Island Hopper. On 16th May 1968, Air Micronesia’s inaugural flight, a Boeing 727-100 known as Ju-Ju took...

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Aegean orders up to 42 Α320neo aircraft

Aegean has announced that, following the completion of tender process, it is proceeding with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus, for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family. The investment is valued at 5 billion USD at...

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Win big with DFDS

DFDS is offering agents the chance to win a range of fantastic prizes including a mini cruise, Love2Shop vouchers and a hamper of goodies simply by booking a short break or ferry crossing on any of their UK routes. This exciting incentive is open to all agents and...

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SuperBreak Agents Group

Super Break’s Chris Cundall, head of trade relations (left) and Gary Gillespie, national sales manager, celebrate 5000 followers on its ‘Super Break for Travel Agents’ Facebook group. To celebrate, the operator has launched a new competition for its Facebook members,...

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Missing Bags Could Be Your Fault

Baggage handling by airlines is actually at an all-time high on the service delivery scales due to a multiplicity of steps taken to improve service. Long gone are the days when you would have suspiciously well dressed staff behind the scenes at major airport hubs who...

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Lufthansa begins Glasgow to Frankfurt

Lufthansa has further expanded connections between Glasgow and Germany, with a new daily flight to Frankfurt starting last week. Lufthansa already flies from Glasgow to Munich five times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the new route to...

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Tipto Event Glasgow

Pictured at the recent TIPTO event in Glasgow are Dana Malone, Jade McCrory, Kathanna McGivern, Rachel Conn all from Disabled Access Holidays, Ann Clare Dorrian from Hays Travel with Hoseasons’ Ryan...

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Air services operated by Loganair between Glasgow and Donegal

Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport and Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Commercial Director introduce air services operated by Loganair between Glasgow and Donegal which have officially taken off for the first time since 2015. Customers will be able to...

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Regent Seven Seas reveals new Splendor detail

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled details for Seven Seas Splendor’s public spaces and ten suite categories for debut in 2020. Several popular areas from sister ship Seven Seas Explorer on Decks Four and Five of Seven Seas Splendor will see some significant...

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Balkan put Bulgaria 2019 on sale

Balkan Holidays has put summer 2019 holidays to Bulgaria on sale to travel agents in the week that Sunny Beach, for the first time, topped the Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Survey as the best value for money holiday destination worldwide, Despite the weakness...

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Travel 2 announces new CLIA partnership

Travel 2 is joining industry body CLIA, the Cruise Lines International Association ensuring Cruise Plus by Travel 2 benefits from the latest resources, training and access to 4,100 UK travel agents looking to expand their selling potential within the cruise industry....

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Emirates’ special fares offer

Running until 9th April,  Emirates’ new sale is offering travellers reduced prices on fares across Pakistan and the Philippines. The sale includes Economy Class fares from Glasgow to Islamabad from £409, Dhaka from £449 and Manila from £499. Fares are valid for travel...

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News from EasyJet

EasyJet teamed up with Scottish viral sensation Kilted Yoga and Visit Jersey to celebrate the airline’s first flights between Edinburgh and Jersey. Flights will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the...

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Malta sees increase in visitors

In 2017, Malta International Airport registered a 17.5% increase in passenger numbers; over 6 million passengers used the airport last year. This represents the eighth consecutive annual record for the Maltese Islands. Meanwhile cruise passenger arrivals last year...

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New boutique property unveiled

Cugó Gran Macina Grand Harbour is a new boutique property in the Three Cities. The building, dating back to 1554, features high ceilings and chalk-white walls, with elegant and contemporary interiors to reflect its rich history. Suites boast flat screen TVs, king size...

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