Travellers expect to be able to twe

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 13, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
THE new Ryanair is not just about smiling desk staff. In its latest efforts to charm customers and make up ground on rival easyJet, Ryanair has launched a series of initiatives to make it easier for customers to book flights and other services. They include a more responsive website designed for tablets and smartphones. It's a timely step. The smartphone, in particular, is increasingly the cons.... {{ Continue Reading }}

How I lost thousands to a crooked t

By :- Louise Jackson, On March 7, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
ORGANISING a trip to the Cork Jazz Festival with friends seemed straightforward for Tim Kelleher, but when he called the hotel he had booked it had no record of his reservation for 23 guests. He learnt that the £6,600 handed to a travel agent a month earlier for flights and accommodation had never been used to make bookings. “I was completely shocked and didn’t know what was going on,.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The best discounts on breaks by fer

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 28, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Whether you’re off to the Hook of Holland, France or the Channel Islands, here are the best offers to get you there France without tears Two children under 15 accompanying adults travel free on Brittany Ferries’ daytime sailings to the French ports of Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Roscoff and St Malo this summer. Standard four-berth day cabins also free with bookings completed by April 1. N.... {{ Continue Reading }}

Sky’s the limit

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 22, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
When Thomas Cook announced last week that it was shutting up shop after selling package tours from Ireland for more than 100 years, it was a surprise if no great shock. Within the travel trade, the signs were there. Into the second week of January, there was no sign of a brochure. The company was also reaching the point where it needed to commit aircraft to the Irish market for the summer season..... {{ Continue Reading }}

Ryanair to allow travel agents to s

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 14, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Ryanair has dropped its decade-long opposition to working with global distribution systems as it seeks to double the number of business passengers within two years. The low-cost airline today announced the signing of a deal with Travelport that will allow travel agents and travel management companies that are connected to the American company to book Ryanair flights. The deal with Travelport.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The world’s best hotels, pick

By :- Louise Jackson, On February 7, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
There’s a new international show dedicated to boutique travel. It’s called LE Miami and at its inaugural event this month, industry experts will have the difficult job of voting for the most influential person in contemporary travel. We’ve asked the nominees to reveal their favourite hotels and destinations, to give their predictions for the future and to share their best piece of travel adv.... {{ Continue Reading }}

50 best adventure holidays

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 31, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Adventure offerings, including kayaking in Turkey, diving in the Maldives or swimming with Californian sea lions Adventures for softies 1 Wild kayak in Turkey  Base yourself at the lovely Ece hotel on the waterfront of Sovalye , a pedestrianised island in the Gulf of Fethiye, and you can sign up for a two-day kayaking tour, which will take you across the clearest of seas to isolated ruins,.... {{ Continue Reading }}

The Lonely Planet looks rather empt

By :- Louise Jackson, On January 25, 2014 in ::-Uncategorized
Long hair, dusty backpacks, dirt roads and a blue-spined travel bible: for more than 40 years thousands of young adventurers have relied on Lonely Planet guidebooks to navigate themselves through unfamiliar countries. News that the Australian publisher is to make about 80 of its 450-odd staff redundant prompted a tsunami of blubbing from travellers who were worried that it might go out of busin.... {{ Continue Reading }}