News | travelweekly.co.uk http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/ The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2373 35585 15 Lastminute.com UK boss to leave the company http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47711/lastminute.com+uk+boss+to+leave+the+company.html Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:40:00 GMT Lastminute.com UK and Ireland has revealed that managing director Mark Maddock is to leave the company. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21893 47711 Etihad launches Manchester social media contest http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47708/etihad-launches-manchester-social-media-contest.html Phil DaviesThu, 17 Apr 2014 10:38:00 GMT Etihad Airways is teaming up with Manchester airport and Manchester City for a social media treasure hunt across the city. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20891 47708 Decline in premium air travel growth recorded http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47707/decline-in-premium-air-travel-growth-recorded.html Phil DaviesThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:46:00 GMT Growth in global premium air travel dropped off in February against the level seen the previous month. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19204 47707 Hilfiger buys art deco Miami hotel http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47706/hilfiger-buys-art-deco-miami-hotel.html Phil DaviesThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:27:00 GMT Designer Tommy Hilfiger’s luxury hospitality arm Raleigh Group has bought an art deco hotel in Miami. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21876 47706 Quantum of the Seas to sail from China http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47705/quantum-of-the-seas-to-sail-from-china.html Phil DaviesThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:00 GMT Royal Caribbean International is to raise capacity from China by 66% with the deployment of its newest ship Quantum of the Seas in Asia next summer. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19370 47705 Cathay and Qatar agree new codeshare deal http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47700/cathay-and-qatar-agree-new-codeshare-deal.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:15:00 GMT Oneworld alliance partners Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways have agreed a codeshare deal to expand their respective route networks. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18402 47700 EasyJet predicts record carryings for Good Friday http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47704/easyjet+predicts+record+carryings+for+good+friday.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:13:00 GMT EasyJet is preparing for the busiest day in its history tomorrow (Good Friday) when more than 1,400 flights will be operated for the first time. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16394 47704 Tui AG to reduce stake in Hapag-Lloyd http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47701/tui+ag+to+reduce+stake+in+hapag-lloyd.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:11:00 GMT German travel giant Tui AG's stake in container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd will drop to 13.9% following a tie-up with Chilean firm Compania SudAmericana de Vapores. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16312 47701 Heathrow claims third runway would bring fares down http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47702/heathrow-claims-third-runway-would-bring-fares-down.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:10:00 GMT Heathrow today stepped up its battle for expansion by claiming fares would drop if it had a third runway. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21089 47702 S&P boosts Thomas Cook credit rating http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47703/s.html Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:08:00 GMT Leading credit rating agency Standard & Poor's today increased its outlook on Thomas Cook after a detailed financial review of the group's progress in implementing its transformation strategy. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20481 47703 Comment: Is Ryanair's villain status behind it? http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47695/comment-is-ryanairs-villain-status-behind-it.html Steve DunneThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:55:00 GMT Ryanair will need to tackle deep-rooted perceptions if its professed desire to improve its image is to succeed, writes Steve Dunne, executive chairman of Brighter Group. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16209 47695 Bolsover Cruise Club opens first retail store http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47697/bolsover-cruise-club-opens-first-retail-store.html Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:50:00 GMT Call centre agency Bolsover Cruise Club is looking to attract more new-to-cruise customers as it prepares to open its first retail store. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21869 47697 STA Travel may trial 'roaming' agency http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/17/47696/sta-travel-may-trial-roaming-agency.html Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:45:00 GMT STA Travel may introduce a roaming agency to travel around the UK following the success of its Boxpark container unit store in central London. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19307 47696 Comment: Think global when it comes to growth http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/16/47698/comment-think-global-when-it-comes-to-growth.html Lucy HuxleyWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:33:00 GMT I am writing this week’s column from Sydney, where I am visiting my sister for an Easter holiday with my family. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=15735 47698 New chairman named at Foreign Airlines Association http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/04/16/47694/new-chairman-named-at-foreign-airlines-association.html Phil DaviesWed, 16 Apr 2014 16:08:00 GMT Air Europa UK general manager Colin Stewart is to take over as chairman of the Foreign Airlines Association UK. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21875 47694