News | The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2455 36813 15 Flight Centre clinches three-year Queensland promo deal Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:34:00 GMT Flight Centre has clinched a commercial partnership to market the Queensland tourism sector to holidaymakers globally over the next three years. 49150 Tourists injured in Canadian bus crash Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:07:00 GMT Dozens of people have been reported injured, six of them critically, when a tour bus on its way back from the Rocky Mountains rolled over on a highway in British Columbia. 49149 Germanwings pilots' strike to affect 15,000 passengers Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:04:00 GMT Around 15,000 passengers will be affected today as strike action by pilots grounds 70% of Germanwings flights. 49148 Preston Holidays poised for relaunch under new owners Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:44:00 GMT Preston Holidays is poised to relaunch in the near future after its assets were bought by direct sell tour operator 3X Travel. 49147 Virgin Australia follows Qantas in reporting deeper losses Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:22:00 GMT Virgin Australia has followed rival Qantas in revealing deeper annual losses. 49145 Southend airport forecasts flat passenger numbers Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:20:00 GMT Passenger numbers using Southend airport may be flat in the next six months, owner Stobart Group revealed in a trading statement today. 49144 Agents unfazed by BA's move to allow direct bookers to hold fares Ian TaylorFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:20:00 GMT Consumers booking direct with British Airways can now hold seats for up to 72 hours for a deposit of £5 or £10. BA introduced the service on last week. 49137 Global Travel Group names head of business development Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:18:00 GMT Rhian Herbert has been named as the first head of business development for the Global Travel Group. 49143 Student adventure travel firm collapses Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:15:00 GMT A travel company specialising in worldwide challenges for good causes is reported to have collapsed. 49142 Volcano warning level raised to red Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:07:00 GMT The Icelandic Met Office raised its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began overnight. 49141 MAS expecting further losses following double tragedies Phil DaviesFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:05:00 GMT Further losses are expected by Malaysia Airlines in the second half of the year following the two tragedies to hit the airline in recent months. 49140 Big Interview: Ryanair trade strategy takes off Ian TaylorFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:01:00 GMT Ryanair rings fresh changes this week, but the woman responsible, Lesley Kane, is leaving. Ian Taylor reports 49139 Ryanair looks to trade to recruit head of corporate travel and groups Ian TaylorFri, 29 Aug 2014 07:52:00 GMT Ryanair is seeking a recruit from the travel trade to be head of corporate travel and groups to replace Lesley Kane, who will leave in September. 49138 Smoke in cockpit forces easyJet emergency landing Phil DaviesThu, 28 Aug 2014 09:06:00 GMT An easyJet aircfraft with 157 passengers made an emergency landing at Gatwick this morning after smoke was detected in the cockpit. 49136 Agents needed to spread the word about Quantum Lucy HuxleyThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:46:00 GMT Quantum of the Seas "breaks us out of the typical cruise category and we need agents to spread the word", according to Royal Caribbean's vice president international Dominic Paul. 49135