Monthly Archives: December 2006

Thompson to lose 2600 call-center jobs

Thompson have announced the loss of 2,600 jobs in their UK call centers after a drop in demand for telephone bookings. Announcing extensive restructuring, the German parent company TUI said that it was cutting 3,600 staff throughout Europe but the … Continue reading

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Mass escape of mice on airplane

Passengers aboard a Boeing 777 flight from Riyadh were reported given the fright of their lines after 80 mice escaped from a bag. Apparently the mice wreaked havoc on the Saudi Airlines plane with some landing on peoples’ heads. I … Continue reading

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Podcast language resources

It’s always important to be able to speak a little local language when you are on holiday or a business trip, and we’ve already featured a Spanish audio language download center in the Travel Niche blog, but multimedia learning resources … Continue reading

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South Africa fastest growing tourism market

Figures released by the Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) tourism agency suggest that South Africa had the largest growth of international tourism in the world during the 2005-2006 holiday season. Of the 800 million international travelers world-wide, 7.4 million visited … Continue reading

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