June 10 (TravelAndy): Tourism Ireland aims to increase the number of the Chinese visitors to the island to 175,000 by the year 2025, Xinhua reported.
“China is the largest outbound travel market in the world and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing over the coming years,” the report quoted James Kenny, Tourism Ireland’s China manager, as saying.
Hainan Airlines will launch a direct Beijing-Dublin flight service starting on June 12. This is the first direct flight ever to be launched between the Chinese mainland and Ireland. Continue reading Ireland woos tourists from China
August 30 (TravelAndy): Tourism Ireland is expecting to see a spurt in the number of visitors following budget airline Ryanair’s announcement of new flights from Munich and Stuttgart to Dublin this winter, as well as the extension of its winter service from Naples into summer 2018.
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said the announcement was good news for Irish tourism, especially in view of the coming shoulder and off-season.
“We already work closely with Ryanair and we look forward to co-operating with them to maximise the promotion of these new services to Dublin. As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, non-stop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in visitor numbers,” he said. Continue reading Ryanair winter flights boost for Irish tourism
April 9 (TravelAndy): Air India will start flights to Bhavnagar from Mumbai mid-April onwards, The Times of India said.
This comes a week after Jet Airways stopped the only flights to Bhavnagar airport. The airline also stopped the only flight, also operated by it, to the Porbander airport.
The flights will operate between Mumbai and Bhavnagar, which will make Air India the only airline to operate in this route. Continue reading Air India connects Bhavnagar after Jet pulls out
July 11 (TravelAndy): A volcanic eruption in Indonesia forced the authorities to close four airports, including Bali’s Denpasar airport, on Friday causing chaos among tourists visiting the popular beach destination.
As Mount Raung in the island of Java kept belching ash, flight services remained suspended in and out of Bali.
A number of vacationers were stalled in Bali airport and several Bali-bound tourists were stranded in Jakarta airport due to cancellation of flights. Continue reading Volcanic eruption hits Bali tourism
May 16 (TravelAndy): Europe-based budget airline Ryanair has announced two new routes from Newcastle in its winter 2015 schedule.
While the flight to Alicante will operate thrice a week from October 27, the flight to Dublin will fly nine times every week. Continue reading New Alicante & Dublin flights from Newcastle
It’s easy to feel lost the first time you start planning a foreign trip. Where do you start? Should you first book the flight or get the visa done? What about hotel bookings? What mode of transport should you use within the country? Phew, lots of questions!
You can now stop getting worked up because, here, I am putting together sequentially the A to Z of how to plan a foreign trip. Continue reading How to plan a foreign trip