News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2537 38045 15 Carnival Corporation reports higher-than-expected profit in Q4 Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 19 Dec 2014 17:30:00 GMT Carnival Corporation has reported a higher than expected profit for the fourth quarter. 51586 Carnival Corporation orders two more ships Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 19 Dec 2014 12:01:00 GMT Carnival Corporation has placed an order for two new ships to be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. 51583 Oil price drop prompts government call to cut airline ticket costs Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:50:00 GMT Chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander has written to major UK airlines calling for them to pass on fuel price savings to consumers by cutting fuel surcharges or reducing ticket prices. 51582 Comment: Communication is the key to sustainability Noel JosephidesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:54:00 GMT The industry must raise issues with destinations to understand the environmental impact of visitors, says Abta chairman Noel Josephides. 51568 Airbnb agrees to collect Amsterdam tourist tax Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:51:00 GMT Airbnb has agreed to collect Amsterdam’s tourist tax from customers of its apartment rental website. 51581 Monetary policies boost Europe and Japan for holidaymakers Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:50:00 GMT British travellers heading for Europe or Japan saw their holiday budgets boosted this year, as looser monetary policies pushed the euro and yen down against the pound. 51580 Coroner urges skiers to wear helmets following death in St Anton Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:46:00 GMT A coroner has said he will write to the Ski Club of Great Britain urging it to encourage skiers to wear helmets following the death of man from Surrey. 51579 Air France-KLM issues third profits warning of the year Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:44:00 GMT A third profit warning of the year has been issued by Air France-KLM, with the airline blaming continued price weakness and a worse than expected impact of a two-week pilots’ strike. 51577 Ryanair likely 'kingmaker' in any further IAG bid for Aer Lingus Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:42:00 GMT Ryanair is today being portrayed as the ‘kingmaker’ in efforts by International Airlines Group to take over Aer Lingus in a €1 billion-plus deal. 51576 Conflicting guidance from operators over Alpine snow conditions Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:38:00 GMT Conflicting information is emerging over the level of snow in Alpine resorts at the start of the ski season. 51574 Tui brands offer 'thousands' of free child places in peak campaign Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:35:00 GMT Discounts of up to £400 per person, “thousands” of free child places and offers on other selected holidays are being made available today (Friday) by Thomson and First Choice. 51573 Etihad to operate triple-daily A380 service from Heathrow Ian TaylorFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:31:00 GMT Etihad Airways will operate three daily A380 services from Heathrow by the end of next year. 51572 £200 cuts lead Cosmos Tours & Cruises early booking push Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT Early booking discounts of up to £200 and not single supplements on selected tours lead Cosmos Tours & Cruises’ peak sales campaign. 51575 Pilot jailed for three years following crash which killed 44 Phil DaviesFri, 19 Dec 2014 06:59:00 GMT A pilot has been jailed three years by a court in China over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead. 51578 Comment: Set your sails for a prosperous 2015 Lucy HuxleyThu, 18 Dec 2014 17:42:00 GMT I love this time of year. It may be relatively quiet in your businesses, but there’s that feeling of anticipation you get only in the run-up to Christmas. 51570