Passenger numbers at Dublin increased by 13.4% in the first half of 2016, making it the leading performer among the top tier of those airports with more than 25 million passengers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dublin is fastest-growing major airport this year, says Airports Council International

British minister for aviation Lord Ahmad, Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, and chancellor Phillip Hammond during a recent visit to London City Airport. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

UK government has agreed expansion of London City Airport

Yellow fever is a serious disease spread by mosquitoes. It affects the liver and kidneys and can be fatal. It can be prevented by vaccine

Vaccinations can add up to €200 to the cost of a long-haul holiday, but they should not be ignored

Air traffic figures across the European network are up on average by 3.6 per cent.  Photograph: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Doyle hotel group spends €200m on refurbishment

 Miriam Burke and her husband Emilio Sierra’s high-end property management business, Utopia Villas, has grown to a portfolio of 24 this year

A Wexford native and her Spanish husband sold a juice bar to manage plush holiday villas

Top tips for making sense of review sites to help choose the best places to stay and eat

Joan Scales and Jo Linehan round up this week’s travel news and deals

Stranded passengers:  air traffic control strikes are costly. Photograph:  EPA/ANDREU DALMAU

Changes in Ryanair Business Plus fares, NextGen US aviation behind schedule, UK hospitality feeling the pinch of Brexit

Staying in Ireland this summer? Here are some great eating spots and places to stay

Whether it’s for family, solo travellers, adventure or luxury, there is something for everyone

If travelling between the United States and Canada you will need an ESTA and an ETA

Running over on your visa can be a serious busines

Lisnavagh House

Joan Scales and Jo Linehan round up this week’s travel news and deals

The village of Atrani, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Photograph: Getty

Amid some of the most world’s popular holiday destinations can be found hidden cultural gems of art, museums, gardens and festival(...)

Eat on the terrace at the art nouveau Caffé Meletti in the Piazza del Popolo

Enjoy stunning mountain views or explore elegant medieval towns on the Adriatic coast

A new arrival website is woofadvisor.com, which hopes to identify not just properties where dogs are welcome but also restaurants, parks, beaches and stopping points when travelling.

Because dogs need holidays too

Airlines: record profits forecast this year. Photograph:  EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

American Airlines to move to revenue based reward progamme

Jo Linehan and Joan Scales round up this week’s travel news and deals

Airports in Ireland are well prepared to help your child travel easily and comfortably.

Help prepare for the journey with maps and videos so they know what to expect

Turkish Airlines is to live-stream Euro 2016 games. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Turkish screening Euros, Hilton Curio opens in Chicago

Jo Linehan and Joan Scales round up this week's travel news and deals

As summer approaches and the weather warms up, the Zika virus is spreading.

Zika virus is travelling

Leo luggage handler

Increase in Transatlantic flights for winter, new baggage system in Atlanta, luggage robot Leo

Castles in Northumbria, lakeside lodges and boutique hotels in the Lake District and Edinburgh

50 Cent: teamed up with Irish-based Hostelworld to show the world what it is like to stay in a hostel.

Ryanair stupendous profits, BA going to Santiago, 50 Cent loves TOC, take off with takeofftube.com

Extremes of temperatures can spoil your holiday and cause great discomfort

Anxiety about flying can strike out of the blue and can be a result of a bad flight or a life event

Experience luxury safari in Kruger

Tickets to court 1 at Wimbledon; taste the wine in South Africa; a minibreak in Wicklow

What is the difference between economy and premium economy seats?

Snow globes: the most confiscated item at London City Aiport

Cork to host ACI conference, Karhoo launches London taxi booking app

Irish hosts attend an Airbnb open day at its Dublin offices

From Airbnb to ownersdirect, there are many websites that can help

Little extras at your luxury hotel, an app that minds your language, and the end of roaming charges

Some of the rules can be confusing – especially when transiting through other countries. Photograph: Getty Images

Penknives, scissors, clocks, duty free; what are the rules?

Delta Airlines is installing wifi on Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A319s

London’s five-star hotels feel the pinch, Delta to install Gogo 2KU satellite wifi

Tickets for the Last Supper and taking a gondola trip in Venice

The Adler Mountain Lodge in the Italian Dolomites.

Get a room with a view, or ponder what Google’s new travel app can offer

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a notice recently about electronic passports that caused some confusion. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Electronic passports, facial recognition technology and the visa waiver programme

Uber: Those seeking a lift are calling it more than taxis. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

San Francisco has highest per diem, less bags lost last year

Aer Lingus will be flying to Corfu from this month and fares will be around €430 return

Corfu from Ireland and Barcelona, Malaga or Zadar for girls in 20s

Protect yourself by adding travel disruption to your travel insurance policy

Outdoor cinemas, Italy comes to Dublin and cycle around Connemara

Etihad  brand ambassador Nicole Kidman. Photograph:  S. Savenok/Getty Images

Etihad make VR film, neurological nightwatchman is keeping you awake

Verona and the wine regions, going to Lake Garda,visiting Pisa and navigating all the options for the Cinque Terre

Travel buddy: Pets must comply with EU and other countries’ regulations by having a Pet Passport and being microchipped. Photograph: Thinkstock

Taking cats and dogs on holiday abroad is easiest and least expensive on the ferry

Waterside cottages, lakeside lodges and enchanting bubble domes  make Finn Lough a wonderland.

Lakeside luxury, hiking in the Dublin Mountains, and a transatlantic hop to St John’s

Women tend to book flights more in advance than men

Uber and Lyft riding high in US, while Ryanair aims to make things even better

Cyclists stop to admire the view at an Italian lake. Cycling holidays abroad can take in everything from cycling for pleasure and food to training for a race. Photograph: Thinkstock

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a big family group with cyclists of all abilities, there is a holiday for you

The success of the Great Western Greenway in Co Mayo can be seen in the hundreds of Irish people who take to the route every week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

City bikes, greenways and bike-to-work scheme have sparked many more cylists

Seduction with strings attached: the  Tuscany countryside is sometimes vulnerable to earthquakes, subsidence and intricate planning regulations. Photograph: Robert Harding/Getty

The allure of an idyllic, relatively cheap bolthole is obvious, the pitfalls for buyers less so

Security, a vital part of the travel process, has become so intense that it would almost make you reconsider your journey

As Cuba anticipates a whole new wave of visitors (now that America has opened relations between the two countries), brilliant websites such as Viahero are helping first-timers

Joan Scales and Jo Linehan with this week's travel news and deals

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Watch a car race a plane, US Embassy in London to move, Emirates top wines, Alaska acquires Virgin America

Unlimited mileage on car hire in France, ESTA and eTA for USA and Canada

Holidays can be a test of a relationship, especially in the early days. T

Try to choose places that can offer a holiday experience that both of you will enjoy

This month, our destination dreaming comes courtesy of In the Spirit of Bali

Markets, Bali photographs, deals for South Africa, and virtual travels around the world

Eccleston Square Hotel: rooms have iPad2s and SkyTV

London’s highest tech hotel, Irish Exporters consular service, National Car Rental priority service, EU air traffic 1.95 billion i(...)

The Yukon, the westernmost territory of Canada is one of the remotest places in the world with only 38,000 people in nearly half a billion square kilometres

Mallorca in Michael Portillo’s tracks

Last summer Ryanair banned passengers from bringing alcohol on flights from the UK to Ibiza.

Do not take your freedom of flying for granted – blacklists do exist for disruptive flyers

The Mimozas Cannes resort, 7km from Cannes at Mandelieu-La Napoule

An Irish management firm has revitalised a French resort after it ran into problems

St Lucia: the view from Jade Mountain’s infinity pool is almost too good to be true.

Aer Lingus launch direct route to LA, big reductions in Algarve villas and the Sol: Sun Clock app

Observation pod/bedroom in the  shark tank at the Paris Aquarium

As Airbnb launches its most exotic bedroom yet – a glass pod in the Paris Aquarium – here are some more wild and wonderful accomm(...)

Doug Parker: “We recognise that there is a team-building component to profit-sharing.”

Delta employees to share five per cent, supersonic aircraft in planning, Park Regis hotel Birmingham,

Doing things together is a great way to see the country and have experiences together

I want to explore Ireland’s outdoors with two reluctant boys, Malta or Cyprus, Tenerife or La Gomera

Chip and PIN cards have reduced the level of abuse of cards, but do be careful

Always make copies of your cards and keep that information separate and safe when travelling

The Kew Gardens’ Easter Egg Hunt is probably the most aesthetically gorgeous in the world,

Easter egg hunts, trips to Malaysia or Jamaica, and the MileHi app

Lufthansa: using iBeacon

iBeacon sales at Munich, new passport card is a winner, BA T5 terminal upgrade, Anbang bid for Starwood

London is a very busy city and I would suggest you avoid June, July and August.

Marylebone Hotel or One Aldwych in London, Dungarvan or Brooklodge or Hodson Bay for Dad/s birthday

The restaurant on the VSOE which demonstrate the elegance and style visible throughout the train.

Enjoy a vintage experience filled with good food, beautiful scenery and gleaming carriages

Movie inspired breaks, travel news and this week’s good deals

Connie the robot:  happy to help you in the Hilton McLean Virginia

Accor Hotels passes 500,000 rooms; New app for inflight entertainment

It is a sinking feeling when you realise your bag is not going to appear no matter how long you wait at the carousel

Aer Lingus: top red wine

Extension to border controls, Aer Lingus wine wins, Cork to Boston why not? New five star hotel for Iran

If your flight is delayed from two to five hours and arrives more than three hours later than scheduled, there is a scale of compensation.

Passengers flying within the EU are covered under legislation introduced in 2005

The Hilton Hotel in Manhattan: some 47,000 visitors did not stay in hotels in New York on New Year’s Eve last year, but opted to stay in properties rented through Airbnb

The hotel industry is fighting back as the ‘sharing’ economy continues to grow

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve found an outstanding bunch of Irish women whose influence is felt around the world. (...)

Portmarnock native Cian Guckian highlights some of Riga’s main attractions

Always checkwhat is covered in a policy before buying

TripAdvisor has named Istanbul the number one city to visit in your lifetime

Best Irish festivals, an app to pack, healthy breaks and why Istanbul is hot

Dublin Airport: rated number one for passenger service in the 15-25 million passenger category

US carriers vie for 10 Cuban air routes, biggest airport in the world for Istanbul, Hilton tries cancellation charges.

Ericeira, in  Portugal is an ideal spot for families, with  lovely beaches and good surf schools

Family fun in Ericeira and Nazare, viewing the tulip fields of Keukenhof and the work of Hieronymus Bosch

The fastest and least expensive option to get a passport is by using An Post Passport Express. Photograph: Frank Miller

Joan Scales gives advice on the latest travel dilemmas

The new Aerotel in the multi-award winning Changi Airport has an outdoor swimming pool

Aerotel is an innovation of the Premium Plaza company which operates airport lounges and services around the world

Before you press send, look at the “About Us” part of the website to see exactly who you are dealing with

The latest travel news, deals, gadgets, apps and more

The town of St Martin de Re would be a good place to base yourself in France

French coastal options, fall foliage in Boston, and the Schengen convention

A scene from the new Marriott short film “Two Bellmen Two”

Marriott’s film breaking box office numbers, flashing lights to end jetlag, AA and Uber, black cabs to take cards

A lab technician holds a tray of mosquitos: while it is still uncertain that there is a direct link between Zika and the foetal abnormality microcephaly, women planning to travel will not want to take any chances. Photograph: Darren Whiteside

What should you do if you are a pregnant woman and travelling to Zika-affected areas?

Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

Bring dollars to Vietnam, New York under €60 per night, War and Peace inspired Russian trip

The historic cable car in San francisco

What to do in San Francisco; and Easter on the Camino de Santiago

ranian deal includes purchase of 12 Airbus A380

Airlines vie for longest routes, Iran Air’s new fleet, Tru by Hilton for millennials, wow cars at Heathrow by Enterprise

An elevated view over Biertan at sunrise

Family breaks in Alicante, Marbella, the Algarve, the Canaries and the Romanian coast

Entry to Canada is going electronic from March 15th

Conference ambassadors bring €101 million to economy, booking.com report growth in apartment rental market, March 15 launch of eTA(...)

Todi, Santa Maria della Consolazione - Umbria, Italy

Overland to Todi, horse riding holidays and pilates programmes

Heading south to the less touristy parts of Spain and Italy in search of activity breaks

Delphi Adventure Hotel in Connemara

There are a good variety of hotels and resorts around the country where you can continue the good intentions and enjoy a relaxing (...)

 US President Barack Obama  listens to a question from Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu during a live town hall event with CNN’s Anderson Cooper  on reducing gun violence in America. Photograph: EPA/AUDE GUERRUCCI / POOL

The world’s safest airline, payphones go free, stellar Starwood, and guns on US aircraft

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