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             ≪ CRUISE                                                  ≪ STAFF APPOINTMENTS                                         ≪ NEWS
             Portsmouth cruise port gets better                        Including Page & Moy’s new                                   Turkish Airlines unveils new lounge at
             access, Leger Holidays expands                            marketing director, new CCO at Air                           Istanbul Airport... READ MORE
             offering and MSC launches agent                            Malta and Crystal Cruises’ new SVP
             incentive... READ MORE                                    marketing and sales... READ MORE

                                                                                 Domestic tourism remains optimistic
                                                                                 for summer
 Cox & Kings acquires
 Holidaybreak for £312m                                                          E    ngland’s tourism industry is confident of
                                                                                      its performance as we enter the peak
                                                                                 holiday period, VisitEngland has revealed.
                                                                                    Results from the tourism agency’s
 Business to run under subsidiary Prometheon                                     Business Confidence Monitor showed that
                                                                                 85% of accommodation companies were
 Holidays...                                                                     very or quite satisfied with their performance
                                                                                 between May and July this year.

 C     ox & Kings has acquired
       Holidaybreak under a
 subsidiary Prometheon Holidays.
                                          product areas and markets
                                          which provide us with attractive
                                          opportunities to leverage Cox
                                                                                    Sixty nine percent of businesses
                                                                                 had seen the same or more visitors
                                                                                 compared to last year and 74%
    The deal is set to be worth           and Kings’ global network and          said bookings for summer
 around £312 million including            accelerate the development of          were better or usual.
 the value of Holidaybreak’s fully        both Holidaybreak and Cox &               Hotels, camping and
 diluted share capital.                   Kings’ businesses.”                    caravan sites showed
    In a statement released today            Martin Davies, group chief          the best results while B&Bs and self-catering properties suffered, which
 Holidaybreak said the majority           executive of Holidaybreak said         is thought to have been affected by the ability to promote deals through
 of its shareholders backed the           the move would help the company        the internet.
 agreement and an official passing        build on its product with more            Despite the number of stays, consumers were said to be spending
 should be posted on or around 10         ease.                                  40% less on a domestic holiday and 28% saw a decrease in the length
 August.                                     “While the Board of                 of stay. Click here for full story.
    “The acquisition of                   Holidaybreak was confident that
 Holidaybreak marks an exciting           significant value could have been
 new step for Cox & Kings in its          generated for shareholders over                         Travel Agent Promotion
 development.                             time through implementation
    We have been growing rapidly          of our standalone strategy,
 and have also significantly              today's announcement of the
 expanded our outbound tours              recommended acquisition of
 operation from India and                 Holidaybreak by Cox & Kings
 Oceania,” said Peter Kerkar,             provides certainty and immediate
 director of Cox & Kings in the           value to shareholders, in cash and
 statement.                               at a premium,” explained Davies.
    “Holidaybreak adds new                Click here for full story.

 Calls for cuts to insurance and
 currency red tape

 C    alls to the government
      to cut red tape
 surrounding topics such
 as insurance and currency
 have been revealed in a
 new survey by ABTA.
    The association’s
 Red Tape Taskforce has
 identified eight laws that its
 members thought should
 be dropped or changed
 to help the travel sector to
    The results will be
 put forward to the UK
    Legalisations included
 the removal of travel
 insurance sales from FSA
 regulation and a different
 approach to money
 laundering laws which
 impacts selling foreign
    “This Government has
 repeatedly made clear its
 commitment to growth.                    private sector can help encourage
    With figures yesterday                 economic growth,” said Mark
 showing the economy in                   Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA.
 danger of stagnating, these              John Penrose, tourism minister
 recommendations are a timely             welcomed the recommendations.
 reminder that freeing up the             Click here for full story.
 ABTA’s Red Tape Taskforce recommendations
 1. Removing unnecessary regulation in travel insurance sales
 2. Common sense changes to money laundering rules
 3. Streamlining Government bureaucracy on consumer protection
 4. Removing Regulation that has done its job
 5. Repeal of Energy Performance Certificates regulation
 6. Rolling back redundant Cold War regulation
 7. Common sense alcohol licensing regulation
 8. A risk based approach to fire safety

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 easyJet increases Belfast routes                                                 Hertz offers European sportscar hire

 e    asyJet has increased flights to Amsterdam and Geneva from
      Belfast International Airport. The low-cost carrier is to add six more
 flights each week to Amsterdam, which will increase the service to 20
                                                                                  H     ertz is now
                                                                                  customers in key
 times a week. Its Geneva service will total 14 flights after adding two          European markets
 from 11 December.                                                                to hire a Lotus
                                                                                     The sportscar
                                                                                  is the launch
                                                                                  offering of the new
                                                                                  Adrenaline Range
                                                                                  in the Hertz Fun
                                                                                  Collection, which
                                                                                  is being rolled-out
                                                                                  in Germany, Spain,
                                                                                  Italy and the UK.
                                                                                     The Lotus also
                                                                                  joins the Fun Collection in France.           Bordeaux in France, Frankfurt
                                                                                     The lightweight, two-seater                and Munich in Germany, Rome
                                                                                  Lotus Evora will be available                 Fiumicino and Milan Linate in
                                                                                  to hire from several airports in              Italy, Madrid and Barcelona in
                                                                                  Europe, including Paris Charles               Spain, and the UK’s London
                                                                                  De Gaulle, Marseille and                      Heathrow.

                                                                                  Ash cloud hits LAN’s profitability
                                                                                  L    AN Airlines has announced a
                                                                                       significant drop in profitability
                                                                                  for the second quarter.
                                                                                    The Chilean carrier reported
                                                                                  net income of US$15.9 million
                                                                                  for the period ending 30 June, a
                                                                                  decrease of 73.7% compared to
                                                                                  the US$60.6 million reported in
                                                                                  Q2 2010.
                                                                                    According to LAN, Q2 results
                                                                                  were significantly impacted by
                                                                                  one-time non-operating effects,
                                                                                  operational impacts including
                                                                                  higher fuel prices, the presence of           the start-up of LAN’s operations in
                                                                                  volcanic ash on certain routes and            Colombia.

                                                                                  Attraction World launches ‘Cars 2’
                                                                                  A     ttraction World has announced a ‘Cars 2’ giveaway for this weekend.
                                                                                        The theme park and attraction specialist is giving travel agents two
                                                                                  free tickets to see the film at an Odeon cinema when they book tickets
   Hugh Robertson, UK Minister for Sports and Olympics;                           to Walt Disney World Resort Florida between 29 July and 1 August. In
   Sebastian Coe, chair of the London 2012 Organising                             addition, the agent who books the most tickets (minimum 12 bookings)
   Committee and Olympian Colin Jackson mark the ‘first                           over the weekend will win a seven-night holiday for two at Walt Disney
   steps’ in the Olympic Games at St Pancras International.                       World Resort, including tickets to the park. To enter, send your booking
                                                                                  reference to by close of play on 1 August.

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                                                                       Leger Holidays expands cruise
                        NEWS ROUND-UP
                                                                                                         Leger will call at Athens on its Christmas itinerary

   Tunnel opening provides better
   access to Portsmouth port
                                              Road access
                                            to and from
                                            Port has been
                                            improved by a
                                            new tunnel. The
                                            Hindhead Tunnel
                                            has simplified
                                            a section of the
                                            A3 that was
   previously hit by regular traffic jams that at times added             Leger Holidays has announced four new itineraries to
   an hour to journeys. In non-peak times the tunnel is                its ‘Cruise & Tour’ collection.
   expected to cut journey times by 25 minutes. “The                      The holidays are based on UK coach collection points
   Hindhead Tunnel is going to make the journey from                   or return UK flights and include itineraries onboard MSC
   London and the South East even easier, with less time               Magnifica and Adventure of the Seas.
   spent in the car or on a coach,” said Martin Putman,                   The sailings include the 16-day Historical Wonders
   port manager at Portsmouth. “It should make for a more              of the Mediterranean; an Easter cruise to the Adriatic
   relaxing journey to the Port, and leave time to enjoy               and Aegean; a 14-day Iberian Cruise & Splendours
   the excellent new facilities in our brand new passenger             of Lake Garda tour and the Best of Andalucia & the
   terminal.”                                                          Mediterranean cruise.

   MSC launches agent incentive                                        Regent Seven Seas launches four
   with new promotion                                                  new cruises

     MSC Cruises has launched a new travel agent booking
   incentive to mark its Mamma Mia promotion. Six agents
   will win prizes during the campaign, which will give £100              Regent Seven Seas has added four new cruises to its
   onboard credit per child booked in a family cabin (triple           late 2011 programme.
   and quadruple) onboard a MSC Mediterranean 2012 cruise                 The new itineraries will cover the Mediterranean and
   (Musica and Fantasia classes). In the incentive, the first          Middle East onboard the Seven Seas Voyager.
   agent to make a booking in the Mamma Mia promotion                     It includes an eight night cruise from Luxor to Limassol
   will win a spa hamper, the 25th agent will get a bottle of          departing 12 November and an eight night sailing from
   champagne and the 50th will receive a Red Letter day of up          Limassol to Barcelona on 20 November.
   to £80. In addition, the 100th agent will win an iPod shuffle,         The ship will then leave Barcelona on 28 November
   the 250th will get a £100 Love2Shop voucher and the 500th           finishing in Ashdod eight nights later and a 13-night
   agent will receive the top prize of a free cruise for two           itinerary will them embark from Ashdod to Dubai on 6
   onboard MSC Divina. Click here for full story.                      December.

   Silversea reveals 2012 Grand Voyages
    Silversea Cruises has announced its series of ‘Grand Voyages’ for 2012. The 20 itineraries range from 24 to 64
   days in length and are aimed at travellers who want to cruise at a more leisurely pace. Savings and a $1, 5000 per
   suite onboard credit offer are available on the itineraries. This includes its 115-day World Cruise which departs from
   Fort Lauderdale on 6 January.

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 New luxury group                                                  Emirates reveals
 signs third hotel                                                 plans for A380s
 A     new luxury hotel and resorts
       management company has
 signed its first property contract.
                                                                   E     mirates has announced that
                                                                         an A380 will be used on its
                                                                   Dubai to Kuala Lumpur route later
 The company, named Archipelago                                    this year.
 Hotels and Resorts (AHRSB), has                                      The aircraft will be used on the
 been appointed to manage The                                      route from 1 December and will
 Datai Langkawi in Malaysia from                                   be the first A380 to be used in
 today.                                                            Malaysia.
    The hotel is the group’s third                                    In addition, the airline has
 property and is the start of its                                  announced that it will also place
 international expansion. “It is with                              an A380 on its services to Rome
 great pleasure that our company                                   from the same date.
 assumes the management of such a                                     The carrier has operated
 highly acclaimed international resort                             an A380 once to Rome
 as The Datai Langkawi,” said Franz                                previousely, to mark the 50th
 Zeller, managing director of AHRSB.                               anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci
    “We are excited to grow our                                    airport.
 company through the management                                       “The permanent service of            Italy, having served this                    commercial operations,
 of luxury hotels and resorts around                               the Emirates' A380 to Rome              ever-growing market since 1992,”             Europe & Russian Federation at
 the world”.                                                       underscores our commitment to           said Salem Obaidalla, SVP                    Emirates.

                                                                   Turkish unveils new lounge at Istanbul

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                                                                   expansion at its CIP Lounge at          daily international newspapers                 The lounge will be available ..............................       Istanbul Ataturk Airport.               and magazines, and internet                  for the airline’s business class
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    Jane Thor – Editor                                                  attract more technology            including Triometric, e-GDS, Ixaris          Technology pavilion.
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 Tibet Airlines launches flights
                                                                                                                                               A     bu Dhabi
                                                                                                                                               (ADTA) created
                                                                                                                                               a tented
                                                                                                                                               Arabian Village
                                                                                                                                               at Ascot
                                                                                                                                               last week to
                                                                                                                                               celebrate the
                                                                                                                                               President of
                                                                                                                                               the UAE Cup
                                                                                                                                               race at the
                                                                                                                                               course. Visitors
                                                                                                                                               to the village
                                                                                                                                               were treated
                                                                                                                                               to falconry
                                                                                                                                               henna design,
                                                                                                                                               calligraphy and
                                                                                                                                               braiding as
                                                                                                                                               well as Arabian
                                                                                                                                               coffee, dates
                                                                                                                                               and food. In

 T    ibet Airlines launched its first
      commercial flight operations
 this week.
                                          and regional flights from Lhasa’s
                                          Gonggar Airport.
                                            The airline’s maiden flight took
                                                                                                                                               this image,
                                                                                                                                               a race-goer
                                                                                                                                               is joined by
   The carrier, which is                  off on Tuesday morning from                                                                          Ibraheem Maki
 party-owned by Air China, will           Lhasa, travelling to Ali Kunsha                                                                      from ADTA and
 be the first airline to be based in      airport in western Tibet’s Ngari                                                                     Fern the hawk.
 Tibet and will operate domestic          prefecture.

                       Andrew Dufty has been appointed marketing                             Franck Arnold has been appointed general manager
                       director at the Page & Moy Travel Group. Duffy joined                 at The Balmoral, Edinburgh. Arnold will take over the
                       the team on Monday from Wyndham Hotel Group,                          role next month from Ivan Artolli, who has was recently
                       where he was vice president, international marketing                  promoted to director of operations at Rocco Forte’s
                       Europe, EMEA and Asia Pacific. The full time role                      properties in the UK, Belgium and Eastern Europe
                       marks a shuffle in the tour operator’s business to                     (Rocco Forte manages The Balmoral). He joins the
                       separate its sales and marketing teams.                               hotel form The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C.

                       Philip Saunders has been appointed chief                              Tim Singer has been appointed chief financial
                       commercial officer at Air Malta. Saunders is                          officer at InterContinental Group (IHG), in effect
                       responsible for leading the airline’s commercial                      from 26 September. Singer joins the hotel chain
                       activity on a day-to-day basis and leading its                        from BUPA, where he is currently group finance
                       restructuring, which will see its cabin service                       director. Singer takes over the role from Richard
                       and ground handling departments included in the                       Solomons, who became chief executive of IHG on
                       commercial department.                                                1 July.

                       Jack Anderson has been named senior vice                              Jeremy Hopkins has been appointed general
                       president, marketing and sales at Crystal                             manager of the Macdonald Townhouse Hotel in
                       Cruises. Anderson will now oversee the line’s                         Manchester. Hopkins joins the boutique hotel after
                       marketing, sales and public relations worldwide.                      roles such as F&B director at The Savoy, director
                       He has previously held similar roles at Seabourn,                     of operations at the Wyndham Grand, London
                       Carnival, Holland America Line and Windstar                           Chelsea Harbour and events operations manager
                       Cruises.                                                              at Riverbank Park Plaza.

                              Martin Wright (centre) has been named                          George Tanasijevich has been named president
                              general manager of the Drayton Manor Hotel                     and CEO of Marina Bay Sands. Tanasijevich is
                              ahead of its opening on 15 August. He will be                  also managing director of global development for
                              joined by (l-r) Michelle Dean, revenue manager;                Las Vegas Sands Corp, the parent company of the
                              Julia Freeman, sales and marketing manager;                    Singaporean integrated resort. Benny Zin has also
   Toni Higginbottom, finance manager; Stephanie Tandy, human resources                       been appointed chief operating officer of Marina
   manager; Alan Bell, head chef and Gerry Ross, F&B operations manager.                     Bay Sands.

                       James Stevenson has been promoted to global                           Shumaes Rasheed has been appointed marketing
                       sales director at Hogg Robinson Group (HRG).                          communications manager at Sheraton Maldives.
                       Stevenson has previously head up HRG’s joint                          Rasheed has five years working in the advertising
                       venture in China, HRG Jin Jiang China, where he                       industry and has not previously worked in the
                       built its members from 11 to more than 200. HRG                       hospitality sector, therefore bringing a new
                       said the promotion of Stevenson was part of its                       perspective.
                       statement to grow its business activities.

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