News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2492 37369 15 Travel Counsellors claims 50% rise in new agents following roadshows Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:29:00 GMT Travel Counsellors is claiming a 50% rise in new agents joining the company in the last three months. 50811 WTM 2014: Big Bus Tours London launches first training course Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:00 GMT The first UK trade training course for sightseeing firm Big Bus Tours London has been created via Online Travel Training. 50810 Global air travel growth improves Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:00 GMT Global international air passenger growth in August rose by 4.5% year on year and was up on the July result of 2.6%, latest Iata figures show. 50809 Bad weather prevents CMV cruise ship from docking in Liverpool Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 16:43:00 GMT Passengers hoping to return from a Norwegian cruise are stuck on a ship which has been prevented from docking in Liverpool due to bad weather. 50808 Travel job applications reach 16-month high, finds study Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:05:00 GMT More people are looking for a job in travel this autumn than at any point since May 2013, a new study shows. 50807 Minoan Group takes stake in Miles Morgan Travel Ian TaylorTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMT Miles Morgan has sold 20% of agency business Miles Morgan Travel to the Minoan Group for an undisclosed sum in a move “to fund expansion”. 50806 Flight delay compensation 'on hold' until court case decision known Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 09:29:00 GMT Airline passengers affected by long delays are being forced to wait up to a year to find out if they will receive compensation, leaving thousands out of pocket. 50805 IHG reports growth in US and UK Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 08:04:00 GMT The US helped InterContinental Hotels report a strong performance in the third quarter of the year. 50804 Premier Inn reports sales increase and record occupancy Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:53:00 GMT Premier Inn delivered half hear sales growth of 14.7% with a record occupancy of 84% at its UK hotels. 50803 Ebola screening begins at Gatwick Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:47:00 GMT Screening for Ebola has started today at Gatwick, according to Public Health England. 50802 Eurostar unveils Amsterdam details as sales rise Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:45:00 GMT Eurostar today unveiled details of its planned new service to Amsterdam after recording a 3% rise in passengers to 2.8 million in the third quarter of the year. 50801 One in three travellers busts budgets on holiday Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:41:00 GMT One third (34%) of holidaymakers are going over budget early into their holiday, a new survey reveals. 50800 Flights cancelled as Gonzalo tail hits UK Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:38:00 GMT Air passengers are being urged to check if their flights are operating today as gales from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK. 50799 'Demotion worries' led to Thomas Cook Airlines pilot errors Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:35:00 GMT A Thomas Cook Airlines pilot concerned about being demoted made a number of errors in what air accident investigators described as a “serious incident”. 50798 Qatar chooses Frankfurt for first new Airbus service Phil DaviesTue, 21 Oct 2014 07:28:00 GMT Frankfurt will be the first route served by Qatar Airways’ new Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft in the new year. 50797