in brief

in brief

n ba cost-cutting to mean 1,000 job losses

British Airways has told staff that 1,000 jobs are to go as part of a £225mcost-cutting programme, half the original numberpredicted. BAsaid 300 managers will go, with the rest of the losses mainly among contract andtemporary staff.

n new uk director for finnish tourist board

The Finnish Tourist Board has appointed MattiLinnoila as its UKdirector. He replaces Ulla-Maija Pakarinen who has returned to Finland. Oneof his first major eventswill be the FTB's annual workshop on September 21 in London. For more information, call the FTBon 020-7839 4048.

n amex seals travel account of ici

American Express Travel Services has signed afive-year deal with ICIto become the chemical giant's exclusive travelsupplier. For the past few years, Amex has supplied 60% of ICI's corporate card and corporate travel needs in 55 countries.

n new sales manager for best western

Best Western has appointed former French Life agency sales manager Julia Slater as its new national sales manager leisure. Slater resigned from the company afterformer Stena Line national sales manager David Stamp was appointed group business development manager (Travel Weekly July 12).

n swinard quits unijet in consultancy move

Unijet group training and development manager Philip Swinard has leftafter nine years with the company to set up his own training consultancy. Philip Swinard Consulting will offer services including team building, psychometric testing and CV design. Formore information, call 01825 791001.


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