News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2598 38959 15 Carnival Corporation reports strong Q1 profits Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:00 GMT Carnival Corporation has reporter stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of 2015. 53655 GTMC chief responds to London hotel tax suggestion Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:00 GMT A leading Labour MP’s suggestion that a 1% tourist tax should be imposed on hotel stays in London has been condemned by the Guild of Travel Management. 53630 AmaWaterways signs up to Tipto Juliet DennisFri, 27 Mar 2015 13:55:00 GMT River cruise line AmaWaterways has joined Tipto as it looks to work more closely with independent agents. 53654 Germanwings sets up Family Assistance Centre in Marseille Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:54:00 GMT A family assistance centre is being set up to support relatives and friends of the victims of the Germanwings crash. 53653 Spear Travels acquires 11th branch Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:20:00 GMT Rapidly-expanding independent chain Spear Travels has acquired Advantage/Aito member Vale Travel in Sturminster Newton in Dorset. 53651 Security stepped up in Tunisia Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:24:00 GMT Security has been stepped up at resorts in Tunisia in the wake of last week’s massacre of tourists at the Bardo museum in the capital of Tunis. 53650 London City's £200m expansion plans rejected over noise fears Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:23:00 GMT The capital’s Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected a £200 million expansion plan for London City Airport as it would lead to unacceptable noise levels. 53648 Carnival Corp confirms 'next generation' of ship orders Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:21:00 GMT Carnival Corporation has confirmed plans for nine new generation cruise ships to be introduced between 2019 and 2022. 53647 Industry urged to do more to retain new staff Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:21:00 GMT Travel companies need to work harder to retain new staff, according to an industry recruitment specialist. 53646 Airlines make pre-emptive changes to cockpit rules Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:20:00 GMT Major airlines have acted to ensure that two crew members are always present in the cockpit in the wake of the Germanwings crash. 53645 Pilots' group 'shocked' by Germanwings crash revelations Phil DaviesFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:19:00 GMT European pilots are “deeply disturbed” by the latest turn of events in the investigation into Tuesday’s Germanwings disaster. 53644 Bowden-Doyle praise for Tui 'golden generation' Lee HayhurstFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:18:00 GMT A 'golden generation' of travel bosses at Thomson in the mid 1990s laid the foundation for the future success of the industry, Neilson boss Richard Bowden-Doyle told the latest ITT Odyssey supper in the House of Commons. 53649 JacTravel acquires TotalStay Group for undisclosed sum Phil DaviesThu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:00 GMT B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler JacTravel has taken over accommodation provider TotalStay Group for an undisclosed sum. 53643 Etihad boss warns of 'dark cloud of protectionism' Phil DaviesThu, 26 Mar 2015 16:35:00 GMT A significant threat is being posed to air travel in the US and Europe due to “dark clouds of protectionism,” the boss of Etihad Airways has warned. 53641 Comment: It’s time to lobby the election candidates Lucy HuxleyThu, 26 Mar 2015 15:33:00 GMT The stark warning issued to the UK government by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) this week was as predictable as it was depressing. 53633