in brief

in brief

n donaldson delivers ivor elms Lecture

Thomas Cook group chief executive John Donaldson is the guest speaker at the Ivor Elms Lecture to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel,Park Lane, London onSeptember 23. Tickets for the event, which startsat 7pm, cost £85 perperson, or £850 for atable of 10. For detailscontact the Institute ofTravel and Tourism on 01727 851395.

n silversea cruises V-P suffers heart attack

Silversea Cruises senior vice-president ArisZarpanely is recovering in hospital after suffering a mild heart attack during a business trip to Monaco. He is expected to returnto work in September.Silversea’s vice-president for sales and marketing Steve Odell will oversee the cruiseline’s operations in the meantime.


Global distribution system supplier Sabre hasofficially launched a new corporate identity logo after restructuring its business activities under one umbrella.

n holiday autos sets up scottish contact

Holiday Autos has launched a dedicatedScottish agency salestelephone number.The new number is0141 2044410.

n flamenco sailing hit by mechanical failure

A cruise on Festival Cruises’ Flamenco was abandoned when amechanical failure causedit to lose speed inCopenhagen last week. Passengers will get a full refund for the Fjordscruise, plus a 75% discount on a holiday on Flamencoor Azur or a 50% discount on a voyage on Mistral.Flamenco was due to return to service on Saturday.


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