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Europe’s airlines look back on year of disruptions

Ash, snow and strikes combine to hold back market recovery The Association of European Airlines, which represents Europe’s most important network carriers, has revealed...

Agents urged to get involved in sports tourism

Participatory and spectator sports tourism to double in next 10 years Travel agencies not yet involved in sports tourism are missing out on a...

Thousands of tourists evacuated from Tunisia

Thomas Cook suspends program; German and British tourists flown home   Around 2,000 German and 1,800 British holidaymakers are being evacuated from Tunisia after huge...

Cruise trends and launches anticipated in 2011

Ships promise new entertainment and cuisine; extended river cruises planned The coming year will see the launch of many new cruise vessels, the “top15”...

Libya opens up to more flights and cruises

Air France to launch route in spring; Crystal to stop there in autumn   Libya continues to open up to Europe’s travel itineraries as airlines...

Airline assigns long-haul aircraft to regional routes

Cathay Pacific plans to use Airbus A330s on regional routes in Asia. In this era of belt-tightening for the airline industry, some carriers are...

Sabre prevented from downgrading fares

American Airlines wins temporary restraining order to stop GDS move Sabre has been prevented from downgrading its listing of American Airlines flights in its...

Direct sales grow in importance for cruise lines

Clear shift towards direct sales but lines stress importance of agents Cruise companies are becoming more open about how much of their total sales...

New study indicates 8% meetings growth in 2011

Research predicts smarter meetings with greater focus on technology. The events industry will see positive change in the coming year, according to a new...

Airline halts fees to airport over flight chaos

Virgin Atlantic risks seizure of aircraft and heavy fine by taking a stand. Virgin Atlantic risks a substantial fine or having some of its...