The directors of Hastings Hotels have announced that Stephen Meldrum has been appointed general manager of the new Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
Virgin Atlantic has commenced its biggest ever season from Belfast International Airport, which is expected to see 20,000 holiday-makers take advantage of the extra flights.
George Best Belfast City Airport has announced a £15 million infrastructure investment that will include a major upgrade of its departure lounge, incorporating its retail, food and beverage offering.
NATS has signed a nine-year contract with Belfast International Airport for the provision of air traffic control and engineering services. NATS and Belfast International have worked together for many years but this contract signals the start of a strategic partnership, which will ensure the continued future success of air traffic control and engineering services at the airport.
Ryanair has launched a new route from Belfast to Malta, with a twice weekly service beginning in October, as part of its winter 2017 schedule.
Titanic Belfast has been crowned World’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards in the Maldives. Having already beaten the Colosseum, the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower to become Europe’s official Leading Tourist Attraction, Titanic Belfast sailed its way to victory to become the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction, bringing the award back to UK after ten years.
Fans of the hit TV series Game of Thrones can follow in the footsteps of the show’s characters and actors at Ballygally Castle, Northern Ireland. Part of the Hastings Hotels group, the hotel features a Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea, Valyrian Steel Style Carving Knives, and a special door which was part of Tourism Ireland’s recent Game of Thrones campaign.
Passengers are experiencing delays at Belfast International Airport after a freight plane got stuck on the runway. Officials closed the runway for a short time before reopening it at for arrivals at 09:00 BST. However, knock-on delays are expected.
Virgin Atlantic is celebrating the first of its new summer flights between Belfast and Orlando and has also confirmed the return of the route for next year. The weekly service from Northern Ireland to the Sunshine State will continue for four weeks this summer.
KLM began its new daily flight service from George Best Belfast City Airport earlier, marking the airline’s 17 departure point in the UK and Ireland. The route offers Belfast passengers convenient access to KLM’s worldwide network of over 200 destinations, in more than 100 countries, via the award-winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.