News | travelweekly.co.uk http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/ The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2598 38959 15 Carnival Corporation reports strong Q1 profits http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53655/carnival-corporation-reports-strong-q1-profits.html Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:00 GMT Carnival Corporation has reporter stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter of 2015. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20598 53655 GTMC chief responds to London hotel tax suggestion http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53630/gtmc+chief+responds+to+london+hotel+tax+suggestion.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24469 53630 AmaWaterways signs up to Tipto http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53654/amawaterways-signs-up-to-tipto.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22857 53654 Germanwings sets up Family Assistance Centre in Marseille http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53653/germanwings+sets+up+family+assistance+centre+in+marseille.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21760 53653 Spear Travels acquires 11th branch http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53651/spear-travels-acquires-11th-branch.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21122 53651 Security stepped up in Tunisia http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53650/security-stepped-up-in-tunisia.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24380 53650 London City's £200m expansion plans rejected over noise fears http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53648/london+citys+200m+expansion+plans+rejected+over+noise+fears.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=15825 53648 Carnival Corp confirms 'next generation' of ship orders http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53647/carnival+corp+confirms+next+generation+of+ship+orders.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24354 53647 Industry urged to do more to retain new staff http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53646/industry-urged-to-do-more-to-retain-new-staff.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16021 53646 Airlines make pre-emptive changes to cockpit rules http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53645/airlines+make+pre-emptive+changes+to+cockpit+rules.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18648 53645 Pilots' group 'shocked' by Germanwings crash revelations http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53644/pilots-group-shocked-by-germanwings-crash-revelations.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21760 53644 Bowden-Doyle praise for Tui 'golden generation' http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/27/53649/bowden-doyle-praise-for-tui-golden-generation.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22114 53649 JacTravel acquires TotalStay Group for undisclosed sum http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/26/53643/jactravel-acquires-totalstay-group-for-undisclosed-sum.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24486 53643 Etihad boss warns of 'dark cloud of protectionism' http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/26/53641/etihad-boss-warns-of-dark-cloud-of-protectionism.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24483 53641 Comment: It’s time to lobby the election candidates http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/26/53633/comment-its-time-to-lobby-the-election-candidates.html 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. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22717 53633