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Pack Those Bags – Norwegian Air Announces New Flights to North America

With more and more airlines offering flights to the far corners of the world, ticking destinations off your bucket list has never been easier. This is especially true for flights to North America and Norwegian Air appears to be leading the charge when it comes to low-cost intercontinental travel. Unveiling its plans for summer 2019, …

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Game of Thrones Tapestry

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry Campaign Wins an Incredible 7 Awards

Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones tapestry campaign has scooped an incredible seven awards at three different awards events in recent weeks. The wins have included a prestigious Webby Award in New York for Best Social Community Building and Engagement. The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honouring excellence on the internet and are voted …

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Travel Awards

Ireland Named ‘Best European Destination’ at Group Travel Awards

Ireland has been voted ‘Best European Destination’ for groups at the Group Travel Awards in London. Beating Italy, Germany, Paris, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium, the Emerald Isle picked up the award for the second year in a row. The annual awards celebrate and recognise the best destinations, events, accommodation, transport providers and attractions for …

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Tourism Ireland Scoops Gold at Travel Awards Ceremony in China

Tourism Ireland has scooped gold at a travel awards ceremony in China for their excellent marketing of the island of Ireland. This was the 15th year of the Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Awards, which were held in Shanghai and select winners from over 30 countries and territories worldwide. Selected by a panel of Chinese and …

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Emirates Holidays

Social Gallery – Emirates Holidays Launches in Style as Demand For Dubai Grows

Ireland’s newest holiday company, Emirates Holidays, has officially launched in Dublin. Specialising in tailor-made, premium holiday packages to Dubai and beyond, the company aims to bring more Irish visitors to Dubai. Nearly 16 million people visited Dubai last year and there has been a significant rise in the numbers from Ireland heading east for their …

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A Taste of South America in Ireland – You Can Now Go On A Prosecco and Alpaca Hike in Wicklow

Who says you need to travel to South America to get up close and personal with an alpaca? Well, you don’t. In fact, you can trek with alpacas right in the heart of Wicklow. Company K2 Alpacas has launched an immersive new trek with the popular animals, allowing participants to learn all about the animals. …

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Discover The Country’s Beautiful Landscape With Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Get to the heart of Ireland’s beautiful countryside with Fáilte Ireland‘s new initiative, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, which is aimed at encouraging visitors to get “active in nature” and explore all the natural beauty of the region. Unveiled today, Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands will join the likes of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East in …

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Dancing Fountain

Explore Europe And The Wider World With This Week’s Best Travel Deals

Have you got the post-Easter blues? The summer is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to plan your next adventure. Check out our pick of this week’s best travel deals, which cover almost the whole world. New York Pay a deposit of just €99 per person for a 3-night stay at the 4-star …

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Castles, Cruises And More – Why You Need to Add Fermanagh to Your Irish Bucket List

Wondering where to travel in Ireland this summer? Why not add enchanting Fermanagh to your list. Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism is inviting people from all over Ireland to add Co. Fermanagh to their list of ‘must see’ short break and holiday destinations for 2018. Holidaymakers can visit some truly unique spots which are unlike anywhere else …

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American Fares

Celebrate Easter With Aer Lingus’ Egg-cellent American Fares

Treat yourself this Easter bank holiday weekend by booking a trip stateside thanks to Aer Lingus’ special American fares. With fares from just €159 each way, pack your bags and take in incredible destinations like New York, Miami, Seattle, LA and more. Offers are available for flights booked by Easter Monday, April 2nd and you …

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Sligo

Explore The West of Ireland And Experience Sligo’s Hidden Gems

Tourism network South and West Sligo have launched a new tourism brochure for the 2018 tourist season. Entitled “Sligo’s Hidden Gems”, the publication is a fabulous tool for visitors to the west, providing key information and advice for your travels to rural areas. Including details about everything from surfing, seaweed baths, horse riding, rock climbing …

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Ireland Patrick's Day

This St. Patrick’s Day Video Will Make You Fall in Love With Ireland All Over Again

This weekend, people all over the world will celebrate Irish culture, music, food and the man himself, St. Patrick. To mark the occasion, Tourism Ireland released an inspired video which not only celebrates the legacy of Ireland’s patron saint, but also makes have an immediate desire to travel the country. The story of St Patrick …

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Dalaman Turkey

Travel to Turkey – Ryanair to Fly Direct From Dublin to Coastal Dalaman This Summer

Have you always wanted to visit Turkey and the beautiful coastal town of Dalaman? The large Middle Eastern country has just gotten closer thanks to the latest travel news from Ryanair. Bringing the world closer to Ireland, the airline has launched its first ever flights from Dublin to Turkey and also from Bratislava to Turkey. …

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You Can Fly Direct to China This Summer With Hainan Airlines

We’re being spoiled for choice lately with a number of new direct flights to long-haul destinations, including a new Hong Kong flight with Cathay Pacific and numerous US destinations. Now, 5-star airline, Hainan Airlines, is due to begin a new direct route from Dublin to Beijing this summer. Taking off on June 12th, there will …

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Causeway Coast

Road Trips and Rugged Scenery – Ireland Scoops up Another Tourism Award

Ireland has scooped up another tourism award and been named the “best overseas self-drive touring destination” at an awards ceremony in China. Organised by China’s leading online travel agent Ctrip, the ceremony took place in Shanghai, with Ireland beating out the other three category nominees – Australia, Portugal and Guam. Included in the category our …

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Fabulous Faro

Fabulous Faro – Ryanair’s New Cork to Portugal Route is Perfect for Winter Sun

With the ‘Beast from the East’ currently battering the country, we can’t help but plan our next sunny escape. Ryanair has announced a new Cork to Faro route, which will give traveller’s more choice when planning a trip to Portugal. Popular with those seeking some winter sun, the new service will run twice-weekly service as …

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Minister Brendan Griffin and Tourism Ireland Prepare For Irish Tourism Post-Brexit

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, met with the Tourism Ireland team in London in preparation for Brexit and the implications for the Irish market. They discussed the implications of Brexit on the travel, and also examined steps taken by Tourism Ireland to ensure Ireland defends its share of this most competitive …

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New €3 Million Ship to Debut in May For Doolin to Aran Islands Crossings

A new 200-seater ‘cruise ship’ worth €3 million is currently being built in France in order to further increase the crossings between the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Commissioned by the Garrihy family, who run the Doolin2Aran Ferries, the ship will function as a ferry to the Aran islands, while …

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Plan Your Dream Trip at This Year’s Holiday World Show in Dublin’s RDS

The Holiday World Show is taking place next week, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January. The perfect place to plan your dream holiday, visitors can meet over 1,000 travel professionals from around the world and avail of show-only discounts and deals. Taking place in the RDS Simmonscourt, the travel experts at the world show …

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Are You Surprised? The Most and Least Expensive Cities in The World Revealed

If you’re planning a holiday for 2018, you may want to consider how pricey a destination is before booking your flight. The people at Hoppa have taken this stress away from us by releasing their annual report, examining 100 of the most and least expensive cities in the world. Those wishing to splurge can enjoy …

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Ireland Named Best European Destination at Travel Weekly Awards in New York

Ireland has been named Best European Destination at a major travel award ceremony in New York over the weekend, rounding off another excellent year for Irish tourism from the United States. For the fourth year in a row, the Emerald Isle was named “Best Destination: Europe” at the annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. Beating …

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