News | travelweekly.co.uk http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/ The latest information from Travelweekly 60 1 2468 37012 15 Royal Caribbean reveals Mastercard agent loyalty scheme http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49390/royal+caribbean+reveals+mastercard+agent+loyalty+scheme.html Hollie-Rae MerrickFri, 19 Sep 2014 14:57:00 GMT Royal Caribbean International has launched a new agent loyalty scheme, Club Royal, in partnership with Mastercard. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49390 SPAA relief that referendum process is now over http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49389/spaa-relief-that-referendum-process-is-now-over.html Ian TaylorFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:50:00 GMT 'Relief' that referendum over following split in Scotland Vote will still be 'catalyst for change', says SPAA http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49389 Special Report: Cook goes 3D in new concept store http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49387/special-report-cook-goes-3d-in-new-concept-store.html Rebekah CommaneFri, 19 Sep 2014 08:30:00 GMT Thomas Cook is using 3D gaming technology at its concept stores to give customers a virtual tour of holiday options before they book. Rebekah Commane reports from the new Bluewater store http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49387 Eurotunnel pledges to continue MyFerryLink fight http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49386/eurotunnel-pledges-to-continue-myferrylink-fight.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:51:00 GMT Eurotunnel has pledged to continue fighting efforts to ban its ferry arm MyFerryLink from operating the Dover-Calais route. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17108 49386 Air China sees profits slump by more than half http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49385/air-china-sees-profits-slump-by-more-than-half.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:48:00 GMT First half profits at Air China slumped by more than 55% in the face of a “complex and volatile economic environment” both internationally and domestically. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21745 49385 Tui shares jump on back of shareholder merger expectations http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49383/tui-shares-jump-on-back-of-shareholder-merger-expectations.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:44:00 GMT Talk of cash returns in the wake of the £5.2 billion merger of Tui Travel with its German parent sent the tourism business flying to the top of the FTSE 100 leaderboard yesterday. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19277 49383 Brit in honeymoon jet ski tragedy in Greece http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49382/brit-in-honeymoon-jet-ski-tragedy-in-greece.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:41:00 GMT A British tourist on honeymoon has died in a jet ski accident off the coast of Santorini in Greece. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49382 Baggage fee court ruling a boost to low cost carriers http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49381/baggage-fee-court-ruling-a-boost-to-low-cost-carriers.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:39:00 GMT Airlines are within their rights to charge a supplement to passengers checking-in their luggage, a court has ruled. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17603 49381 Thai leader apologises over bikini remarks http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/19/49380/thai-leader-apologises-over-bikini-remarks.html Phil DaviesFri, 19 Sep 2014 07:37:00 GMT The military leader of Thailand apologised after suggesting that tourists who wear bikinis are at risk unless they are unattractive. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49380 Former VisitBritan chief Dawe to promote London http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49377/former-visitbritan-chief-dawe-to-promote-london.html Phil DaviesThu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:00 GMT Former VisitBritain CEO Sandie Dawe is becoming a board member of the official promotional company for London. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=16723 49377 Gatwick claims public support for new runway http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49376/gatwick-claims-public-support-for-new-runway.html Phil DaviesThu, 18 Sep 2014 15:15:00 GMT Gatwick claims three opinion polls show it is a clear favourite with the public for the location of a new runway. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=21686 49376 Abta touts sustainability with online 'Better Places' programme http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49375/abta+touts+sustainability+with+online+better+places+programme.html Phil DaviesThu, 18 Sep 2014 15:13:00 GMT An online programme aimed at providing Abta members with a “broad introduction” to sustainability in tourism has been introduced by the association. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49375 Pacific Asia Travel Association chief steps down http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49374/pacific-asia-travel-association-chief-steps-down.html Phil DaviesThu, 18 Sep 2014 15:09:00 GMT Pacific Asia Travel Association CEO Martin Craigs is stepping down after three years. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Content/img/New/default-medium.png 49374 Opinion: Value agents and reap the rewards http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49373/opinion+value+agents+and+reap+the+rewards.html Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:00 GMT Amanda Matthews, owner and managing, director, Designer Travel http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=18069 49373 Egypt urges other EU countries to follow UK's lead http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/09/18/49371/egypt-urges-other-eu-countries-to-follow-uks-lead.html Ian TaylorThu, 18 Sep 2014 08:36:00 GMT Egypt will encourage tour operators in Germany, Italy and France to follow the UK sector’s lead as the country seeks to recover from three years of political instability and decline in tourism. http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=20796 49371