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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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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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Novovirus strikes another cruise ship

I can’t imagine how awful it must be. You start the cruise holiday of a lifetime only to have the ship hit by a mystery stomach bug that confines you and your loved ones as well as other passengers and … Continue reading

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Low cost airlines under pressure after Stern report

The world’s getting warmer and mankind’s rampant usage of fossile fuels is causing it. We’ll have to change our behaviour and soon if we’re to avoid a climate catasrophe that could change the Earth forever. But what about the impact … Continue reading

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US loses business travellers

It shouldn’t suprise anyone that the stringent security measures introduced at US airports are putting off business travellers, who apparently turning to Europe for no-hassle entry to conference and congress venues. The problem for many commercial travellers is getting a … Continue reading

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British spend £100 billion on holidays

According to a recent survey reported in the BBC News, Britons are set to spend nearly £100 billion on holidays during 2006. The study by the UK insurance group Axa, looked at all the costs associated with a holiday such … Continue reading

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People in the UK want to travel on an Irish passport

It seems the Irish passport office is being flooded with applications from UK and American citizens. Many are speculating that people from the UK and USA are anxious to avoid being singled out on holiday in the Middle East by … Continue reading

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Columbia launches capaign to lure back tourists

Columbia has announced a $4 million ad campaign to lure back tourists. Over the last few years President Alvaro Uribe has taken a hardline approach against Farc rebels and disarmed paramilitary groups. The result has been that kidnappings have fallen … Continue reading

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Pilot goes to loo, gets locked out of cabin

According to CNN Travel News a Canadian pilot paid a visit to the toilet and found himself locked out of the cabin. The Jazz airlines plane was on a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg. With 30 minutes remaining, the pilot … Continue reading

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Thomson to close call centres

Thompson travel have announced they are closing their Glasgow based call centre after 7 years, shedding 450 jobs in the process. When the call centre opened in 2000, it was viewed as a major investment allowing people to book holidays … Continue reading

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