News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2519 37782 15 Green departure a matter of timing, says Cook chairman Lee HayhurstWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:37:00 GMT Thomas Cook bosses have refuted suggestions that chief executive Harriet Green was pushed out following her unexpected departure from the travel giant today. 51276 Kuoni to open four new shops before peak booking period Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 14:03:00 GMT Four new Kuoni travel shops are due to open before the turn-of-year peak booking period to bring the total number of outlets up to 35. 51274 MSC unveils wave campaign discounts and dedicated brochure Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 12:04:00 GMT Discounts of up to £600 per cabin lead MSC Cruises’ turn-of-year sales campaign. 51272 Fankhauser committed to 'building on achievements' Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:36:00 GMT New Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser has confirmed he intends to continue the strategy set out under Harriet Green. 51271 Industry leaders surprised by timing of Green's Cook exit Travel Weekly ReportersWed, 26 Nov 2014 11:21:00 GMT Leading industry figures have admitted they were surprised by today’s announcement that Harriet Green was to leave Thomas Cook with immediate effect – despite her previous insistence that she expected to remain in the role for only a short period. 51270 Greek airports to be hit by ATC strike tomorrow Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 10:40:00 GMT Travellers have been warned that all airports in Greece will be affected by a 24-hour strike by air traffic controllers tomorrow (Thursday). 51269 Thomas Cook share price drops 20% after Green announcement Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:40:00 GMT Thomas Cook Group share price fell by more than 20% this morning on the surprise news that CEO Harriet Green was stepped down after just two years in charge. 51268 Celebrity Cruises to base a ship in Abu Dhabi Lucy HuxleyWed, 26 Nov 2014 09:06:00 GMT Celebrity Cruises is to offer sailings from Abu Dhabi for the first time in winter 2016. 51267 Comment: UK economic recovery on track but rough waters ahead Lee HayhurstWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:46:00 GMT The Travolution Summit heard from financial analyst Louise Cooper who said the UK economy was stronger than many commentators suggest but inflation and Eurozone problems loom large. Lee Hayhurst reports 51266 AirAsia X to revive Kuala Lumpur London service Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:36:00 GMT Low cost long haul carrier AirAsia X is looking to revive flights between Kuala Lumpur and London, almost three years after it abandoned the route. 51259 Pilots' union calls for rethink on pension cap after Monarch deal Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:35:00 GMT Pilots’ union Balpa is calling for a cap on pension payments to be rethought as 67 of its members who fly for Monarch Airlines face missing out £10 million in retirement payouts after the carrier was sold. 51263 Flybe agrees white label flying deal with SAS Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT Flybe is operate four ATR-72 aircraft on behalf of SAS with initial operations due to start in October 2015. 51260 HRG sees rise on online bookings but profits slump Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:45:00 GMT Underlying half-year pre-tax profits at Hogg Robinson Group slumped by 29% to £11.3 million. 51261 Thomas Cook moderates growth forecast for 2015 Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:41:00 GMT Thomas Cook has seen double-digit increases in online bookings in the past year as underlying group earnings rose by 44% to £323 million. 51258 Celebrity Cruises boss delighted with single brand approach Phil DaviesWed, 26 Nov 2014 07:35:00 GMT Celebrity Cruises president and chief executive Michael Bayley said he was delighted with the way the single brand approach in the UK market had worked over the past year. 51265