MORE, MERRIER: Brian Moore Int'l Tours (BMIT)
added a second departure to its Everlasting Ireland Fall Fam Trip
for travel agents. The additional three-night fam trip departs New
York and Boston on Nov. 18 and is priced at $399. The cost covers
three nights' hotel in Shannonside, with breakfast daily; roundtrip
airfare on Aer Lingus; three evening dinners, including a medieval
banquet; services of a tour director and a BMIT rep; and a Selling
Ireland seminar. An extensive sightseeing program takes in
Killarney, Blarney, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Galway and
Bunratty Village. Space is limited; retailers can reserve their
place with a $100 deposit. Visit www.bmit.com or call (800) 982-2299.
PUB-LICITY: In product news, BMIT also is
offering a 4-night Irish pub tour priced from $599 for travel Nov.
3 to March 29, when purchased by June 15. The deal includes airport
transfers, escorted motorcoach sightseeing with a tour director,
first-class hotel accommodations, full Irish breakfast daily
(except the morning of arrival), two dinners, a farewell Irish
coffee reception, attraction entrance fees, tips for baggage
handling, taxes and hotel gratuities (except the tour director
tip), and travel items, including flight bag, passport case,
luggage tags and itinerary.
NEW PITCH: Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus are
teaming today in Baltimore to give away a free Irish vacation for
two to a lucky baseball fan attending the Baltimore Orioles vs. New
York Yankees game at Camden Yards. We'll provide details about the
winner in next week's Ireland E-letter.
NEW ROUTES: On May 31, Aer Lingus starts
service on three new routes linking Dublin with Copenhagen,
Denmark; Warsaw, Poland; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. The three new
destinations join routes already launched in 2003 from Dublin to
Berlin; Venice; Toulouse and Lyons, France; Zurich and Geneva,
Switzerland; and Valencia and Bilbao, Spain, as well as from Cork
to Alicante and Barcelona in Spain and Milan, Italy. For more
information, visit www.aerlingus.com.