in brief

in brief

n exhibitors line up for pata uk showcase

More than 50 exhibitors from the Pacific and Asia area will attend the Travel Weekly-sponsored Pacific Asia Travel Association UKLondon showcase at the London Intercontinental Hotel, Hyde Park Corner on September 9. Tickets are available from David Arscott on 01835 822493.

n gibraltar ferrylink re-established

A ferry link has beenre-established between Gibraltar and Moroccofollowing talks between the country’s government and operator Sun Coast Line Ltd. The new service, at £30 return in summer, will operate daily with extra sailings onFriday and Sunday witha travel time of 75mins.

n wiersum joinsmundi color

Mundi Color Holidays has appointed ReinhardWiersum as its product development and marketing executive. Wiersum is aformer director of Bluebird Holidays.

n BA finance chief weiser to leave

The man responsible for the controversial BritishAirways loans scheme is quitting the airline. Charles Weiser, chief executive of BA’s global financialservices department, leaves next month foran Australian financialservices firm. He will be replaced by BA financialservices manager JimLaw.

n Sair group reports poor first half results

Swissair owner SAirGroup blamed flight restrictions due to the Kosovo crisis and a downward pressure on air fares for poor 1999 interim results. In the six months to June 30, airlines in SAirGroup, including Swissair and Crossair, revealed operating profits of £34.4m, down from £77.5m in the same period last year.


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