News | travelweekly.co.uk http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/ The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2499 37475 15 Comment: Agents are vital to Monarch's future http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50932/comment-agents-are-vital-to-monarchs-future.html Lucy HuxleyThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:00 GMT The last time a major leisure airline collapsed in the UK, chaos ensued and tears were shed, not least by the man at the helm, Phil Wyatt, during a press conference. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22717 50932 Cahill to retire from Carnival Cruise Lines http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50930/cahill-to-retire-from-carnival-cruise-lines.html Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:00 GMT Carnival Cruise Line’s chief executive, Gerry Cahill, is retiring after 20 years of service. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20024 50930 Norwegian delivers 25th consecutive quarter of earnings growth http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50929/norwegian-delivers-25th-consecutive-quarter-of-earnings.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:00 GMT Norwegian Cruise Line delivered its 25th consecutive quarter of profit growth in the peak summer period. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21585 50929 Jeremy Paxman to speak at 2015 Advantage conference http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50928/jeremy+paxman+to+speak+at+2015+advantage+conference.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:00 GMT Ex-Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman is to speak at next year’s Advantage conference in Turkey. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23224 50928 Dutch student accommodation firm targets UK cities http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50920/dutch-student-accommodation-firm-targets-uk-cities.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:18:00 GMT A Dutch student accommodation operator backed by US private equity is targeting Brighton, Edinburgh and London after securing €150 million (£118m). http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23223 50920 Celebrity introduces combined ocean and river cruise packages http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50924/celebrity+introduces+combined+ocean+and+river+cruise+packages.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:00 GMT Ocean and river cruising are being combined in a new set of European holiday packages created by Celebrity Cruises. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20344 50924 BMI Regional appoints chief financial officer http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50923/bmi-regional-appoints-chief-financial-officer.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:00 GMT Paul Roberts, former finance chief as Australian regional airline Skywest, has joined Bmi Regional as chief financial officer. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19475 50923 Millennium & Copthorne reports third-quarter profit rise http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50922/millennium+.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:44:00 GMT Third-quarter pre-tax profits at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels rose by 6.6% to £50.2 million on the back of an expanded portfolio. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16373 50922 Tunisian National Tourist Office names new UK&I director and deputy http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50921/tunisian+national+tourist+office+names+new+uk.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:42:00 GMT A new director and deputy director for the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK and Ireland have been named. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20054 50921 Crimea crisis linked to slowdown in Russian outbound tourism http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50906/crimea+crisis+linked+to+slowdown+in+russian+outbound+tourism.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:36:00 GMT The escalation of the Crimea crisis in March coincided with a “noticeable slowing” in the growth of tourism from Russia to many European countries, economic research out today (Thursday) shows. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22832 50906 MSC Cruises introduces first Lego-themed playrooms at sea http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50919/msc+cruises+introduces+first+lego-themed+playrooms+at+sea.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:34:00 GMT The first Lego-themed playrooms at sea are being created as part of a new partnership with MSC Cruises. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23222 50919 Flybe pilot arrested on suspicion of being over drink-drive limit http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50918/flybe-pilot-arrested-on-suspicion-of-being-over-drink-drive.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:00 GMT A Flybe pilot is reported to have been removed from his aircraft and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink-drive limit just before he was due to fly. The pilot was due to fly from Newquay to Gatwick on Wednesday morning before he was removed for a breath test. A police source told the BBC that officers were alerted after a fellow crew member became concerned. A police spokesman confirmed a 48-year-old man was arrested. The flight was then cancelled and passengers faced delays of almost ... http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23201 50918 Virgin Atlantic offers training for would-be pilots with no flying experience http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50917/virgin-atlantic-offers-training-for-would-be-pilots-with-no-flying.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21:00 GMT Potential pilots with no flying experience are being offered the chance to train to fly Virgin Atlantic long-haul aircraft. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23221 50917 Heathrow boss claims 30 airlines are waiting to open routes http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50908/heathrow-boss-claims-30-airlines-are-waiting-to-open.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMT As many as 30 airlines are queuing up to start new routes or increase frequency on existing services from Heathrow but the capacity-squeezed airport claims it is being forced to turn away their business. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19216 50908 'Suited savers' deployed to bolster Gatwick's runway bid http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/10/30/50910/suited-savers-deployed-to-bolster-gatwicks-runway.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:34:00 GMT A new type of business traveller – dubbed ‘suited savers’ – has been revealed by Gatwick in its latest push for expansion with a second runway. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22862 50910