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El Al to take off for Dublin in May

El Al will be officially launching a new direct route connecting Dublin to Tel Aviv on May 26th.  The flag-carrier will become the first airline to operate the route in two decades, with services offered three times a week. The flights will operate on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday on a …

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Newcastle welcomes new Lufthansa connection to Munich

Lufthansa’s newest route to Germany has taken off with a non-stop service from Newcastle to Munich. The six-weekly service operates Sunday to Friday and offers leisure and business travellers from the north-east of England an affordable and convenient way to explore Bavaria’s capital city. Passengers travelling to Munich on the …

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FCM Travel Solutions signs four new Africa partners

FCM Travel Solutions is expanding its footprint in Africa. The global travel management company has signed partnership agreements giving it presence in an additional four countries – Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Congo and Ethiopia. The expansion follows increased demand from new and existing clients for local servicing in these …

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Gulf Air returns to Erbil, Iraq

Gulf Air has welcomed the resumption of services to Erbil in Iraq as flight GF233 lands in Erbil International Airport. Upon arrival, a celebratory event was held at the airport which saw the attendance of Gulf Air chief operations officer, Suhail Ismaeel, and country manager in Iraq, Isa Shah. Various …

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Dubai welcomes record tourism arrivals in 2019

Dubai welcomed a record 16.73 million tourists in 2019, up 5.1 per cent on 2018. The improvement was driven by increasing numbers of Chinese, Russian and Omani visitors. The emirate – which will this year host Expo 2020 – has set a target of 20 million tourists for 2020. “While …

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ABTA marks anniversary with new logo

ABTA is marking its 70th anniversary this year with a range of activities. These include industry events to recognise this significant milestone and thank members and other stakeholders for their contribution to the association. The anniversary will be marked by a new commemorative logo. The first meeting of ABTA, formerly …

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