Informe semanal de noticias de los mercados británico e irlandés de las Oficinas de Turismo de Tenerife en Londres y Dublín

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Travel Weekly, 16th September 2019: Thomas Cook ‘focused on completing’ rescue deal

Thomas Cook is reported to have secured an extra week to agree a £1.1 billion rescue package as debt speculators exert pressure on the travel giant. Link

Travel Weekly, 16th September 2019: airports shut as deadly flash floods hit southern spain

Torrential rain caused chaos on roads and public transport with two airports in Murcia and Almeria closing down, leaving travelers stranded. Link

BTN, 16th September 2019: airport expansion wins more backing (heathrow)

New polling released last week shows local support for the expansion of Heathrow remains strong with more residents in 16 of the 18 parliamentary constituencies around the airport backing the programme rather than opposing it. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th September 2019: abta launches ads to counter brexit travel fears

A consumer advertising campaign is being launched today by Abta to counter fears over post-Brexit travel to the European Union. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th September 2019: call for public enquiry into ‘toxic’ aircraft cabin air

A public enquiry is needed into the extent of toxic cabin air and fume events on board passenger jets. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th September 2019: Newcastle ranked ‘best value’ UK airport

The ratings were based on a comparison of airport costs such as car parking, hotel stay, lounge access, together with fast track security and passport control. Link

Travel Weekly, 18th September 2019: Virgin Atlantic eyes mayor growth at Heathrow

The plans would see it relaunch domestic routes and begin flying to some European destinations. It would also increase its global flight network. Link

Travel Weekly, 18th September 2019: TUI to reduce single-use plastics from flights TUI

More than 26 million single-use plastics have been removed by Tui Group airlines since last year as part of a target to abolish 40 million items by 2020. Link

Travel Weekly, 18th September 2019: west midlands unveils uk’s first regional tourism strategy

A £1 billion tourism boost for the West Midlands will help create 19,000 new jobs in the region. Link

Travel Weekly, 18th September 2019: Delta pumps $2M into biofuels feasibility study

Delta Air Lines is putting up $2 million for a feasibility study into a biofuels base to produce sustainable aviation fuel. Link

TTG, 18th September 2019: British Airways pilots call of late september stricke

The pilots union said it had become incumbent on its members rather than BA to “take the initiative” and pursue a resolution. Link

TTG, 18th September 2019: Bermuda braces itself as hurricane approaches

US authorities warn Category 3 hurricane conditions are due to reach Bermuda on Wednesday night and continue into early Thursday morning. A storm surge of 1-3 feet above normal tide levels is expected on the low-lying island. Link

TTG, 18th September 2019: Ryanair Shereholders urged to act over pilot strikes

UK pilots in dispute with Ryanair want shareholders at today’s annual meeting to “take the airline to task” over its industrial relations. Link

Travel Weekly, 19th September 2019: saga half-year profits slump amid brexit turmoil and discounting

Saga insisted that it met its 2019-20 cruise revenue targets despite the over-50s travel and insurance group suffering a slump in half-year profits. Link

Travel Weekly, 19th September 2019: thomas cook: travel group confirms need for extra £200m

Thomas Cook has just “days” to secure an additional £200 million of standby funding or risk collapse. Link

BBC, 19th September 2019: still duping customers, says watchdog is continuing to mislead its customers despite a crackdown by regulators, claims a new report. Link

The Guardian, 19th September 2019: airlines’ c02 emissions rising up to 70% faster than predicted

Worldwide CO2 emissions from commercial flights are rising up to 70% faster than predicted by the UN, according to an analysis. Link

The Guardian, 19th September 2019: saga apologises for advertising cruise ‘exclusively for brits’

Saga, the insurance and travel company for the over-50s, has apologised after customers were sent a brochure advertising a cruise “exclusively for Brits”. Link

TTG, 20th September 2019: jet2 confirms winter 2020/21 programme with 3.3 million seats and Jet2holidays will offer more than 1.6 million seats for winter 2020/21 to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, with up to 10 flights from nine bases. Link

The Independent, 20th September 2019: thomas cook: how will your holiday be affected if the travel firm collapses? The giant travel company, Thomas Cook, is in a race against time to make a deal with its creditors over a refinancing package. Last month the holiday firm appeared to have secured its future. But now the rescue deal appears to be in danger. Link


Travel Weekly, 20th September 2019: almost half of ryanair shareholders vote against o’leary €99m pay

Almost half of investors in Ryanair’s rejected a pay deal for chief executive Michael O’Leary that could hand him €99 million. Link

Irish Times, 19th September 2019: dublin airport authority to appeal charges and planning conditions

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to appeal planning restrictions on the number of night flights that can use its new runway. The facility is due to open in 2021. Link


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