News | travelweekly.co.uk http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/ The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2621 39307 15 Aircraft engineers warn of 'unacceptable risk' in Europe http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54020/aircraft-engineers-warn-of-unacceptable-risk-in-europe.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 10:14:00 GMT An “unacceptable risk of disaster” exists as European regulators condone inconsistent and inadequate application of regulations, the body representing aircraft engineers has warned. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21578 54020 Benidorm to apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54039/benidorm+to+apply+for+unesco+world+heritage+site+recognition.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 09:51:00 GMT Benidorm, subject of the eponymous satirical sitcom, is to apply for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24817 54039 Little impact on affordability from APD cut, says Travelzoo http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54038/little-impact-on-affordability-from-apd-cut-says-travelzoo.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 08:26:00 GMT The removal of Air Passenger Duty for children under 12 from today (Friday) does very little to make holidays more affordable for UK families, according to new research. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21348 54038 Warning issued after Chilean eruption http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54037/warning-issued-after-chilean-eruption.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 08:25:00 GMT A fresh travel warning has been issued after the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for a third time in eight days. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23284 54037 P&O Cruises and Collette join Nepal relief efforts http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54036/po-cruises-and-collette-join-nepal-relief-efforts.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 08:25:00 GMT P&O Cruises and global tour operator Collette are the latest travel companies to contribute to relief efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24757 54036 Gatwick boss restates claim for second runway http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54035/gatwick+boss+restates+claim+for+second+runway.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 08:23:00 GMT Building a second runway at Gatwick would be a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to solve the aviation capacity crisis in the south-east of England, the airport’s boss claims. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22862 54035 Walsh goes on attack over UK aviation policy http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54034/walsh+goes+on+attack+over+uk+aviation+policy.html Phil DaviesFri, 01 May 2015 08:23:00 GMT International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh has accused the UK of lacking an aviation policy and the main political parties of showing no interest in the industry. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19412 54034 Agency support firm 3For seeks 70 new 'ambassadors' http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54033/agency-support-firm-3for-seeks-70-new-ambassadors.html Juliet DennisFri, 01 May 2015 08:21:00 GMT Marketing and business support company 3For is seeking up to 70 more “ambassadors” to work on an ad hoc basis visiting travel agencies nationwide. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24816 54033 Creative Travellers eyes expansion after Featonby appointment http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54032/creative+travellers+eyes+expansion+after+featonby+appointment.html Juliet DennisFri, 01 May 2015 08:19:00 GMT The Travel Village Group’s homeworking division Creative Travellers is looking to expand following the appointment of Laura Featonby as business development manager. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21762 54032 CarTrawler swoops for transfer specialist Cabforce http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54031/cartrawler-swoops-for-transfer-specialist-cabforce.html Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:48:00 GMT CarTrawler has confirmed it has reached an agreement to acquire Finnish taxi booking technology specialist Cabforce. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24806 54031 Industry mourns Ian Mounser http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54030/industry+mourns+ian+mounser.html Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:31:00 GMT Former SuperBreak sales director and industry stalwart Ian Mounser has died after a long battle with cancer. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=24803 54030 PTD could trigger 'vicious circle' of rising costs, warns industry lawyer http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54025/ptd+could+trigger+vicious+circle+of+rising+costs+warns+industry+lawyer.html Ian TaylorThu, 30 Apr 2015 08:31:00 GMT A leading industry lawyer has warned Europe's new Package Travel Directive could trigger "a vicious circle" of rising costs. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18412 54025 Comment: Knowledge will always be king http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54024/comment-knowledge-will-always-be-king.html Andy FreethThu, 30 Apr 2015 08:27:00 GMT The best agents are those who become destination experts, says Andy Freeth, managing director of Travel 2. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=23211 54024 British Airways parent IAG makes first ever Q1 profit http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54016/british+airways+parent+iag+makes+first+ever+q1+profit.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Apr 2015 08:24:00 GMT International Airline Group made a profit for the first time in the traditionally weakest first quarter of the year. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=15939 54016 Saga travel profits up by more than a quarter http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/04/30/54023/saga-travel-profits-up-by-more-than-a-quarter.html Phil DaviesThu, 30 Apr 2015 08:23:00 GMT Saga’s travel division’s revenue rose by 15.2% to £381.3 million in the year to January 31. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=22919 54023