Publication: Travel Weekly

First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 6 mins ago - 1 reports

Virgin Australia plane forced to land in Bali

A Virgin Australia aircraft was forced to land in Bali after an unruly passenger tried to enter the cockpit, according to reports.The plane was flying from Brisbane, Australia.The incident was initially reported as a hijacking but Virgin Australia has ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 2 reports

Virgin Atlantic boss dismisses EC concerns over Delta stake

The boss of Virgin Atlantic has dismissed as “rubbish” European Commission concerns that Delta Air Lines controls the UK carrier.Chief executive Craig Kreeger said he was certain that investigators would find nothing wrong with the way the business is ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 1 reports

Flybe announces senior management changes

A raft of senior management changes have been unveiled by Flybe including the appointment of a former RAF fighter pilot as a non-executive director.Sir Timothy (Timo) Anderson joins the board of the regional carrier on May 1 and will chair its safety ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 1 reports

Abta issues updated 'agent or principal' guidance

Abta has updated its guidance on the legal and tax status of agents and principals following the recent Supreme Court judgement on Medhotels which found in favour of the online bed bank.The ruling supported the bed bank's argument that it had been acting ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
Entities: Supreme Court, Taxes
First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 1 reports

Abta backs Kenya tourism heath and safety training

A health and safety training initiative for the Kenya hospitality sector has been launched by the Kenya Tourism Board and Abta.The two bodies will collaborate on the long-term initiative which aims to support tourism sector stakeholders to improve health ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 1 reports

Average travel salaries see marginal rise

Image via ShutterstockAverage travel industry salaries rose for the third consecutive month to reach £24,591 in March, latest data shows.While the increase was marginal - up just £3 from February - it means that salaries now stand at their highest point ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
Entities: Travel Industry, Index
First reported 33 mins ago - Updated 33 mins ago - 1 reports

Hall of Fame honours best of the industry

The industry’s young talent were among those recognised last night at the British Travel & Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame annual dinner in London.Helen Roberts, head of direct sales for Kuoni, picked up the gong for Young Manager of the Year at the ... [Published Travel Weekly - 33 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 40 mins ago - 2 reports

Holidaymakers could pay a fifth less for summer sun

UK holidaymakers could pay up to a fifth less than last year in popular European sun destinations.Lower prices can be expected in two-thirds of the European resorts surveyed for the eighth annual Post Office Travel Money Holiday Costs Barometer out today ... [Published Travel Weekly - 3 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

WTTC 2014: Safari lodge company scoops Business Award as new Tourism for Tomorrow chairman unveiled

The world's biggest tour operator Tui Travel and airline Cathay Pacific were pipped to the prestigious Business Award in the WTTC's Tourism for Tomorrow Awards by Safari lodge company Asilia Africa.The award winners were announced at a gala dinner at ... [Published Travel Weekly - 16 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

WTTC 2014: Make hay while global economy in 'sweet spot', says leading economist

The world economy is in "a sweet spot" and the travel industry should take advantage, economist DeAnne Julius told the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit yesterday.Julius, former chairman of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham ... [Published Travel Weekly - 7 hours ago]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 2 reports

Analysis: Confidence among holiday buyers rises

Consumers show increasing desire to book overseas holidays as confidence in the economy grows. Ian Taylor reportsConfirmation that an improving economy is feeding into travel bookings has come from the latest Holiday Confidence Index published by First ... [Published Travel Weekly - Apr 24 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 2 reports

Queen to open new Heathrow Terminal 2

The Queen is set to officially open Heathrow’s revamped Terminal 2 on June 23.The £2.5 billion new terminal is part of the London hub’s ongoing transformation which has taken five years to complete.Terminal 2 will be home to 23 Star Alliance airlines ... [Published Travel Weekly - Apr 24 2014]

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Browne said: "It's a true honour to be here. Those who know me well know I tend to play a bit of a feminist over the years and I would to say thank you to those female friends that I've got out there tonight - it wouldn't have been so much fun without you over the years."
"Today's announcement is another important step in our journey to becoming Europe's best local airline."
"At the heart of the decision is the need for businesses to ensure they have the correct contracts and paperwork in place, whether a principal or an agent. We would strongly recommend that Abta members review our revised guidance note and if required take additional legal advice to ensure that there is no ambiguity regarding their agency or principal status.”"
"My colleagues at Chatham House worry about US willingness to act as a global policeman [when] there is no other country or set of countries able to provide global security."

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