News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2701 40510 15 Stress among airport users found in Cheapflights survey Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:20:00 GMT A third of airline passengers do not find airport staff helpful or knowledgeable, a survey reveals ahead of the bank holiday travel rush. 56432 Air China eyes partnerships with western carriers Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:16:00 GMT Air China expects to raise service levels and competitiveness through tie-ins with a trio of western carriers. 56431 Southend airport suffers easyJet passenger drop Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:14:00 GMT Southend airport suffered a 99,000 fall in easyJet passengers in the five months to the end of July. 56430 Dunleavy White bolsters travel head hunting team Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:11:00 GMT Travel executive recruitment firm Dunleavy White has bolstered its team with the appointment of Chris Stiegeler. 56429 Pilots' union raises concerns over fatigue Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:18:00 GMT Concern over pilot fatigue is being raised today as airlines embark on one of the busiest periods of the year as almost two million people jet off from the UK for the August bank holiday. 56428 Caribbean islands on alert as storm approaches Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:15:00 GMT A travel alert was issued yesterday for a string of Caribbean islands in the path of a major storm. 56427 Spanish airport workers set for September strikes Phil DaviesFri, 28 Aug 2015 08:13:00 GMT A series of strikes have been called by Spanish airport workers over four days in September. 56426 Lufthansa hails 'game-changing' fee Ian TaylorFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:53:00 GMT Lufthansa will charge UK agents £11.30 per GDS booking from Tuesday as it remains committed to transforming distribution by imposing a worldwide Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) equivalent to €16. 56421 Tipto opens up roadshows to Thomas Cook agents Juliet DennisFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:50:00 GMT Agents from multiples are to be allowed to attend Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation events for the first time under a radical shake-up expected to attract more members. 56422 Joanna Cooke to leave Tourism Authority of Thailand Juliet DennisFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:48:00 GMT Joanna Cooke is leave the Tourism Authority of Thailand after more than eight years to become trade marketing director for Visit California in the UK and Ireland. 56424 'Sky high' lates prices fuel rise in domestic sales Juliet DennisFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:48:00 GMT The lack of affordable overseas stock left for this summer is boosting UK and city-break bookings, as well as driving early sales for next summer. 56420 Special Report: Tipto revamps roadshow events Juliet DennisFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:45:00 GMT The Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation is to make major changes to its events line-up by introducing ‘super’ shows and reducing the number of smaller roadshows. 56423 Exclusive Escapes boss blames 'toughest year' after collapse Jennifer MorrisThu, 27 Aug 2015 16:45:00 GMT Turkey specialist Exclusive Escapes has ceased trading with immediate effect, with the managing director citing "two challenging years of trading". 56425 Icelandair marks 70 years of flights to Scotland with Glasgow boost Phil DaviesThu, 27 Aug 2015 14:46:00 GMT Flights from Glasgow to Reykjavik are being increased by Icelandair as the carrier marks its 70th anniversary of flying to Scotland. 56419 London Night Tube service launch postponed Phil DaviesThu, 27 Aug 2015 14:44:00 GMT The introduction of London's Night Tube service, due to start on September 12, has been postponed to allow more talks with unions. 56418