News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2499 37475 15 Comment: Agents are vital to Monarch's future Lucy HuxleyThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:53:00 GMT The last time a major leisure airline collapsed in the UK, chaos ensued and tears were shed, not least by the man at the helm, Phil Wyatt, during a press conference. 50932 Cahill to retire from Carnival Cruise Lines Hollie-Rae MerrickThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:00 GMT Carnival Cruise Line’s chief executive, Gerry Cahill, is retiring after 20 years of service. 50930 Norwegian delivers 25th consecutive quarter of earnings growth Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:00 GMT Norwegian Cruise Line delivered its 25th consecutive quarter of profit growth in the peak summer period. 50929 Jeremy Paxman to speak at 2015 Advantage conference Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:00 GMT Ex-Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman is to speak at next year’s Advantage conference in Turkey. 50928 Dutch student accommodation firm targets UK cities Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:18:00 GMT A Dutch student accommodation operator backed by US private equity is targeting Brighton, Edinburgh and London after securing €150 million (£118m). 50920 Celebrity introduces combined ocean and river cruise packages Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:16:00 GMT Ocean and river cruising are being combined in a new set of European holiday packages created by Celebrity Cruises. 50924 BMI Regional appoints chief financial officer Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:13:00 GMT Paul Roberts, former finance chief as Australian regional airline Skywest, has joined Bmi Regional as chief financial officer. 50923 Millennium & Copthorne reports third-quarter profit rise Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:44:00 GMT Third-quarter pre-tax profits at Millennium & Copthorne Hotels rose by 6.6% to £50.2 million on the back of an expanded portfolio. 50922 Tunisian National Tourist Office names new UK&I director and deputy Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:42:00 GMT A new director and deputy director for the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK and Ireland have been named. 50921 Crimea crisis linked to slowdown in Russian outbound tourism Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:36:00 GMT The escalation of the Crimea crisis in March coincided with a “noticeable slowing” in the growth of tourism from Russia to many European countries, economic research out today (Thursday) shows. 50906 MSC Cruises introduces first Lego-themed playrooms at sea Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:34:00 GMT The first Lego-themed playrooms at sea are being created as part of a new partnership with MSC Cruises. 50919 Flybe pilot arrested on suspicion of being over drink-drive limit Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:23:00 GMT A Flybe pilot is reported to have been removed from his aircraft and arrested on suspicion of being over the drink-drive limit just before he was due to fly. The pilot was due to fly from Newquay to Gatwick on Wednesday morning before he was removed for a breath test. A police source told the BBC that officers were alerted after a fellow crew member became concerned. A police spokesman confirmed a 48-year-old man was arrested. The flight was then cancelled and passengers faced delays of almost ... 50918 Virgin Atlantic offers training for would-be pilots with no flying experience Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21:00 GMT Potential pilots with no flying experience are being offered the chance to train to fly Virgin Atlantic long-haul aircraft. 50917 Heathrow boss claims 30 airlines are waiting to open routes Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:35:00 GMT As many as 30 airlines are queuing up to start new routes or increase frequency on existing services from Heathrow but the capacity-squeezed airport claims it is being forced to turn away their business. 50908 'Suited savers' deployed to bolster Gatwick's runway bid Phil DaviesThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:34:00 GMT A new type of business traveller – dubbed ‘suited savers’ – has been revealed by Gatwick in its latest push for expansion with a second runway. 50910