FLYING HIGH: The Jet2holidays trade team pictured at the Northern Ireland Travel & Tourism Awards with BBC Pointless presenter, Alexander Armstrong. The 26th anniversary awards were the biggest since the Awards’ inception in 1991 and seen the leading package holiday specialist collect awards for Best Tour Operator to Europe and Best Travel Industry Internet Booking System.

Jet2holidays is flying high yet again, after picking up two awards at the 26th annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

The leading package holiday specialist collected the awards for Best Tour Operator to Europe and Best Travel Industry Internet Booking System.

The 26th anniversary awards were the biggest since the Awards’ inception in 1991 and were hosted by TV-star Alexander Armstrong at the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. You can see the Jet2holidays trade team pictured here with Alexander.

Next summer will see Jet2.com and Jet2holidays operate its biggest ever summer programme from Belfast International Airport, with more flights and holidays on sale than ever before. In total, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist will operate to 22 sun and city hotspots direct from Belfast International Airport during Summer 18. This includes eight brand new destinations: Antalya, Madeira, Crete, Costa de Almeria, Malta, Naples, Paphos and Rhodes.

As Jet2holidays wraps everything up in one package, holidaymakers are given access to great value package breaks across thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included, bookable for a low £60 per person deposit.

Offering full ATOL protection, Jet2holidays includes free child places with customers in Northern Ireland also benefitting from 24 hour in-resort service as well as a fantastic free resort flight-check in service in almost 200 hotels across seven destinations.

On top of thousands of 2-5 star hotels, the company also offers Northern Ireland holidaymakers the privacy of a villa break with all the benefits of a package holiday, including car hire as standard, through the recently launched Jet2Villas.

All of this growth has created 30 new jobs at the airport, and will see an additional aircraft come into operation at the base next summer.

Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays said: “This is a strong show of support from the Northern Ireland travel industry and I am incredibly proud of these awards. Ahead of our biggest ever summer programme, with over 400,000 seats and more 2-5 star hotels on sale than ever before, there is no better testament to our partnership approach with independent travel agents than these two fantastic accolades.”

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About Jet2holidays

  1. Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest tour operator and provides great value package holidays you can trust to more than 40 top sun destinations across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe.
  2. Jet2holidays wraps everything up in one great package.  Customers have a choice of thousands of 2-5 star hotels, with com flights, an industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and airport transfers included.
  3. Infants go free on all holidays and all holidays can be secured with a low £60 per person deposit.
  4. With a UK based call centre, and the option to book online or over the phone, Jet2holidayscustomers also benefit from 24 hour assistance in resort.
  5. Jet2holidays is ATOL protected and is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, an aviation services and distribution group.
  6. Jet2holidays has won a range of awards, with the most recent ones including: Best Short Haul Operator at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards 2017, Best Overall Operator and Best Mainstream Short Haul Tour Operator at the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association Awards 2015 and 2016, Best Package Tour Operator and Best Internet Booking System at the Northern Ireland Travel & Tourism Awards 2016 and 2017, and Leisure Sales Team of the Year and Leisure Account Manager of the Year at the Advantage Travel Partnership’s Big Celebration Lunch (2017).
  7. Travel agents can visit the dedicated trade site jet2holidays.com

 

About Jet2.com

  1. Jet2.com is a leading leisure airline providing friendly low fares to 65 exciting sun, city and ski destinations across Europe.  It operates from nine UK airports: Belfast International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
  2. Jet2.com prides itself on offering award winning customer service, friendly flight times, allocated seating and a generous 22kg baggage allowance.
  3. com is the 3rd largest registered airline in the UK and operates a fleet of 75 aircraft in Summer 17. In Summer 18 it will operate a fleet of more than 80 aircraft.
  4. In September 2016, Jet2.com took delivery of a brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This was the first of 34 new aircraft to be delivered by January 2019.
  5. Jet2.com is the only UK airline to be awarded with Which? ‘Recommended Provider’ status in its annual Airline Survey (December 2016) and has scooped a host of prestigious awards, with the most recent being both Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines. The airline has also won UK’s Most Loved Airline as voted for by users of Skytrax, Airline of the Year award at the Glasgow Airport Awards 2016, Best Holiday Airline at the Scottish Passenger Agents Association Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Best Short Haul Airline at the Globe Travel Awards 2012, 2013 & 2014 and Best Airline at the Group Leisure Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016. In 2017, Jet2.com was the only UK airline to be awarded 5-Stars for On-Time Performance by OAG, the world’s leading air travel intelligence company.
  6. It is a subsidiary of Dart Group PLC, an aviation services and distribution group.
  7. For further information visit jet2.com

 

About Jet2CityBreaks

  1. Jet2CityBreaks is Jet2holidays’ dedicated city breaks product launched in May 2015.
  2. Jet2CityBreaks provides com flights and handpicked hotels in more than 26 of Europe’s most popular cities, all secured with a low £60 per person deposit.
  3. All Jet2CityBreaks are ATOL protected.

 

About Jet2Villas

  1. Jet2Villas is Jet2holidays’ dedicated villa holiday offering launched in May 2017.
  2. Jet2Villas offers the freedom of a villa holiday with the full package – a £60pp deposit, as well as 22kg baggage, 10kg hand luggage and great flight times as well as car hire included as standard.
  3. All Jet2Villas holidays are ATOL protected.
  4. Travel agents can visit the dedicated trade site jet2holidays.com