Titanic in Belfast celebrated its first birthday this weekend. Celebrations started with dance displays and singing performances in the afternoon. The centre has attracted 700,000 visitors from 128 countries.
Premier Inn has opened a new hotel at Stansted Airport
Best Western is offering $1 breakfast at participating properties across Australia, NZ and Fiji until April 24.
World Routes will be held in Africa for the first time on September 20-22, 2015, when it is staged in Durban.
American BTS say that USA airlines average passenger load factor is 83pc, highest level since 1945, carried 736.6m inc 83.4m international
The Irish Aviation Authority won the Innovation Award at the Irish Logistics and Transport Awards.
Jean and Paul Rankin’s Cayenne restaurant in Belfast is to close because of flag protests orchestrated by the Unionist parties.
InterContinental hotel group is to offer free internet to all loyalty scheme members.
Aer Lingus will reduce Warsaw and Budapest flights to three weekly in June (both cities were daily last June).
The EU confirmed that carbon tax will not be imposed on intercontinental airline flights until April 2014. Irish born Aoife O’Leary of Transportation & Environment says UN action is the only way the airline industry can meet its own goal of achieving carbon-neutral growth in 2020 and cutting emissions 50pc by 2050.
Crystal cruises said it is expanding its sole occupancy programme for single cruisers.
Hotels.com released a much-publicised survey showing that Russia has the most public holidays (40) and Mexico the least (19). Irish people have 29 paid and public holidays compared to 36 in Italy. The European average is 33 days.
The CSO reports that visits to Ireland from overseas were up 2.6pc for Dec-Feb period on the same three months of the year before, with Britain down 2.4pc but North America up 9.9pc and mainland Europe up 5.7pc. Trips abroad by Irish people was down slightly by 0.6pc to 1,136,000.
Aer Lingus flights Dublin to Boston and the 15.45 flight to Chicago will no longer pre-clear at Dublin airport from Wednesday Apr 3. All Aer Lingus passengers travelling to New York JFK will pre-clear US Customs and Immigration at either Dublin or Shannon airport. .
Irish-born Maureen Wheeler’s Lonely Planet group said their first ever guide, to Australia published in 1973, is to be given away as a free eBook for guide book publishers’ 40th anniversary.
LIV, the trendiest nightclub in Miami, located in the iconic Fontainebleau hotel, made $40-$60m in 2012.
Airports Council International’s annual aviation statistics indicated Istanbul is the world’s fastest growing large airport (up 20.2pc). Overall global traffic was up 4pc. Atlanta is still the world’s busiest airport with 95m passengers (up 3.3pc), followed by Beijing (81m, up 4.1pc), Heathrow (70m, up 0.9pc), Tokyo-Haneda (66m, up 6.7pc), and Chicago-O’Hare (66m, down 0.1pc).
Finnair launched a social check-in facility which allows the passengers to link their Facebook profile with the seat map.