NORTHERN IRELAND GETS READY FOR GIRO D’ITALIA FESTIVAL FEVER

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WITH just over three weeks until the Giro D’Italia gets underway, towns and cities across Northern Ireland are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of spectators and as part of the celebrations, there is an action packed programme of festivals and events taking place to celebrate the world’s second largest cycle race.

Northern Ireland will host the first three stages of the Giro d’Italia, from May 9 – 11, promising three days of excitement, drama and thrills from Belfast, through the magnificent Causeway Coastal Route and Glens and the historic city of Armagh.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) PR Officer Marie-Therese O’Neill said: “The Team Presentation on May 8 in the grounds of Belfast City Hall will be a chance to see your idols up close along with a range of entert...

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FLYBE ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION WITH FIVE YEAR DEAL AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT

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·           Routes to/from London City to provide UK regions and Ireland with direct access to the Capital
·           New routes from/to Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Inverness and Exeter to commence 27 October 2014, on sale now

In a major expansion that will see the airline significantly boost connectivity between the UK regions and Ireland to and from London, Flybe is delighted to announce that it has signed a five-year agreement with London City Airport (LCY) to commence domestic and international operations to/from London City with effect from 27 October 2014. Routes are on sale immediately.

Flybe will deploy five growth aircraft for its LCY operation...

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PERFECT PITCH FOR CARAVANNERS AND CAMPERS AS NEW HOLIDAY BOOKING WEBSITE SET TO BOOST NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM IS LAUNCHED

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* www.GoCampingNI.com officially launched today

* 100,000 people went camping or caravanning in Northern Ireland last year

* New site could help double number of visitors and boost the local economy by £Millions

* Brainchild of Queen’s University graduate allows real-time booking on line first

THEY may like to get away from it all to the Northern Ireland countryside, but the country’s thousands of camping and caravan enthusiasts as well as visiting tourists can now add a new website to their ‘essentials’ list.

Thanks to a new software product officially launched today and developed by a pioneering Belfast company, tourists from home and abroad can use 21st century technology to make their trips easy.

GoCampingNI...

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We head off to review the latest Belfast Guest house

The Gregory Guest house is a family run business, headed up by Jim and Alison. The Gregory family have been a prominent business family in Belfast since 1900. Alison’s father, Raymond Gregory, successfully ran the “The Rod and Wheel” which was the family’s specialist fishing and bicycle business located in the city centre for 30 years.

The business ethos of the Gregory family has always been, nothing is too much for the customer. This still remains at the heart of our business today.

The 14 spacious rooms have been tastefully renovated in 2014 and it is our aim to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. All of our rooms feature en-suite bathrooms, thoughtful extras, and free WiFi.

We will be there in a few days to review this...

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STREETS AHEAD CORRIE TOUR NOW AVAILABLE FOR NI FANS

CORONATION STREET EXTERIORS 2010 COPYRIGHT ITVFrom Jim and Liz to Jack and Vera, Betty’s infamous hot pot to pints at the Rovers Return, for over 50 years Coronation Street has delighted fans with unforgettable characters and exciting storylines that have produced must -see television history.

Now soap fans from Northern Ireland have the chance to visit the famous cobbled streets on a brand new tour thanks to Travel Solutions, NI’s leading independent tour operator.

‘Corrie’ lovers can have their photo taken outside the iconic pub, the Rovers Return, will have access to see exclusive props and memorabilia from the show and even meet Ulster born Charlie Lawson who played Jim Mc Donald in the soap for over 20 years.

Prices start from only £249 per person sharing and include luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughm...

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NEW “LINKS” to BELFAST and ISLE OF MAN from ROBIN HOOD DONCASTER-SHEFFIELD AIRPORT

RHA_Linksair_170214_004UK Regional Airline, LinksAir, is to base an aircraft and crews at Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport to launch new services to both Belfast and the Isle of Man.

Commencing on Friday 11th April, the return of the popular Belfast City service will see LinksAir initially commencing a twice-daily weekday and single Sunday return, departing Doncaster-Sheffield at both 7.05AM and 5.05PM daily on weekdays, with a 10:45AM departure also on a Friday, while return services will leave Belfast City Airport at 8:45AM and 6.45PM, with a 12:25PM also on a Friday. A Sunday service will leave Doncaster-Sheffield at 5.05PM with the return leaving Belfast City at 6.45PM.

Fares on the short 70-minute flight to the Northern Irish capital start from just £64...

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NEW ARRIVAL AT BELFAST CITY AIRPORT ‘LINKS’ NORTHERN IRELAND WITH DONCASTER SHEFFIELD

Passengers in Northern Ireland will once again be able to avail of direct flights to Doncaster-Sheffield Airport thanks to a new arrival at George Best Belfast City Airport.

The service between Belfast City Airport and Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport will be operated by UK regional airline, LinksAir, and will commence on Friday 11th April 2014.

The new airline was welcomed to Northern Ireland by Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, Arlene Foster, who said: “The re-establishment of the air link between Belfast and Sheffield is great news for Northern Ireland.

“It not only strengthens our own access to the north of England and the greater east midlands, but also makes it easier for people to get to Northern Ireland for business or a holiday.

“Belfast City Airport transpor...

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Spanish car hire 3.99 a day !!!

Spanish car hire £3.99 car hire offer?

If you’re interested you’d better get a move on – there aren’t many left.

Car hire prices are rising week by week.

The longer you leave it to book, the more it will cost you

But book before midnight on Sunday and you’ll pay only £3.99 a day.

Put it off and it could cost you double.

Fine if you can afford it. But I know what I’d do…

Get your car hire bargain now, it’s here.

Jose Gayet
DoYouSpain.com

P.S. You get free modifications and cancellations so if your plans change you won’t lose out.

P.P.S. If you’re waiting for a better offer than this – don’t. There will be no better offer this year. Spain_car_hire_with_All_Inclusive_Prices__Spain_car_hire_with_100__Peace_of_Mind__Car_hire_in_Spain_with_No_Hidden_Costs_

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Ferrari Land to be created

image005PortAventura Entertainment S.A.U. (“PortAventura”) has reached a licensing agreement with Ferrari S.p.A. (“Ferrari”) to establish “Ferrari Land”, a new theme park dedicated to the global brand of Ferrari within the PortAventura destination resort near Barcelona, Spain.

The new branded site (expected to open during 2016) will be the sole Ferrari theme park in Europe and will envisage a total investment of more than €100 million. Ferrari Land will be built on a total surface area of 75,000 square meters and benefit from several rides (including the highest and fastest vertical accelerator in Europe), a new premium hotel with 250 rooms and 5 star service, restaurants, shops and large simulation areas for car racing.

This new partnership with Ferrari, the world’s most powerful br...

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Royal Caribbean “autism-friendly,” Cruises

1354199486_imagen-057jpg-4_3For an autistic child, a cruise can be a minefield.

Everything about the experience, from waiting to board to crowded spaces to loud noises, can be frightening.

Royal Caribbean moved to address those issues today when it became the first line to be certified as “autism-friendly,” USA TODAY learned in an exclusive story.

The new designation, awarded by the travel organization Autism on the Seas, indicates the line will take specific measures to help its guests with autistic family members enjoy their cruise.

The award marks “a turning point in the travel and cruise industry,” says Mike Sobbell, founder and president of Autism on the Seas. “This shows a cruise line is actually committed to and will provide services and an expectation will be there...

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