Journal: TWUKSection:
Title: Issue Date: 08/10/01
Author: Page Number: 20
Copyright: Other

Bridge travel service

City breaks to Belfast unaffected by change

BRIDGE Travel says flights to its new city-break destination of Belfast will be unaffected by British Airways’ decision to drop the route from Heathrow.

Belfast is one of four new destinations featured in the Bridge City Breaks 2002 brochure following a 28% increase in passenger numbers. The others are Hong Kong, Tenerife and Malta.

Although Bridge would have used BA to fly to Belfast, it insisted the change will not affect travel because it has allocations with bmi british midland, British European and British Regional Airlines.

Bridge has also doubled the number of hotels in Rome to 20, and to six in Palma, Helsinki and Dubai. It said it would be keeping a close eye on bookings to Dubai, a destination under threat because of the US crisis.

Bridge has also launched a redesigned Rail Europe 2002 brochure, with itineraries to the south of France, Barcelona, Madrid, and Italy, and on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

London Travel Service, part of Bridge, has launched its 2002 brochure with 19 new properties, including luxury apartments, town houses and The Ritz.

A new-look Paris Travel Service 2002 brochure and a Bridge brochure dedicated o the Dutch horticultural show Floriade have also been launched.