News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2635 39522 15 Clia 2015: 'No such thing as a freebie', delegates told Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 22 May 2015 16:22:00 GMT Agents at the Clia Selling Cruise Conference have been advised there is “no such thing as a freebie” when it comes to ship visits and fam trips. 54293 Clia 2015: Harmer urges agents to use resources to 'cut through the noise' Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 22 May 2015 13:49:00 GMT Clia director Andy Harmer has encouraged agents to make the most of the tools available to them in order to “cut through the noise” and shout about cruise holidays. 54292 Industry sailing day raises £33,300 for FHA Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 13:00:00 GMT A charity sailing day raised £33,300 for the Family Holiday Association, outstripping last year’s total of £19,600. 54291 Dnata gets green light for Imagine Cruising deal Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 09:00:00 GMT Emirates-owned dnata Travel has won the green light to complete its acquisition of a majority stake in Imagine Cruising. 54281 Aviareps underlines confidence in UK by acquiring namesake Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 08:35:00 GMT Tourism and airline representation group Aviareps has acquired the UK-based independent business operating under the same name. 54284 Cunard boss welcomes calling off of rail strike Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 08:34:00 GMT The boss of Cunard has voiced relief that the Bank Holiday Monday rail strike, which threatened the journeys of thousands of spectators to the line’s historic 175th anniversary celebrations in Liverpool was suspended yesterday. 54283 Premier Inn parent names new chief executive Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 08:32:00 GMT Alison Brittain, retail division director of Lloyds Bank since 2011, was today named as new chief executive of Premier Inn and Costa parent Whitbread. 54285 Staff jailed after Corfu deaths found working in Cook hotels Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 08:26:00 GMT A hotel manager convicted over the deaths of two children at a resort in Corfu returned to work at another resort used by Thomas Cook. 54282 Tourism deficit widens as UK residents spend more on trips abroad Phil DaviesFri, 22 May 2015 08:23:00 GMT UK residents made 4% more trips abroad last year and spent £1 billion or 3% more than in 2013. 54286 Special Report: Tui rebrand 'is the right thing to do' Ian TaylorFri, 22 May 2015 08:19:00 GMT Tui unveiled a group restructure, a global rebrand and growth in long haul alongside changes at the top of its UK business last week. Ian Taylor reports. 54287 Thomas Cook boss expresses 'deep regret' over Corfu deaths Thu, 21 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser made a personal apology yesterday to the parents of Christianne and Robert Shepherd who died on holiday in Corfu. 54280 Clia 2015: Cruise sales teams urged to make best use of Clia resources Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 21 May 2015 17:11:00 GMT Cruise line sales teams have been urged to utilise the resources and materials available through Clia UK and Ireland. 54277 Clia 2015: Innovate or risk 'going rotten', Clia delegates told Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 21 May 2015 17:07:00 GMT Agents at Clia's Selling Cruise Conference have been encouraged to innovate and try new things or risk their business “going rotten”. 54276 Brilliant Travel homeworker opens store with focus on 'traditional approach' Jennifer MorrisThu, 21 May 2015 16:57:00 GMT A Brilliant Travel homeworker has opened his own shop in a bid to bring back the traditional approach to booking holidays. 54275 Affordable issues warning over driving licence changes Jennifer MorrisThu, 21 May 2015 16:00:00 GMT Affordable Car Hire is warning agents not to be misled by advice on driving licence changes. 54273