Travel News For October 2008 - Travel Insurance News

October 2008 Travel Insurance News

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30/10/2008 – Royal Caribbean sees slowdown in future bookings
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has cited global economic conditions as the cause of a decline in cruise bookings.

27/10/2008 – Death of Scottish man in Spain called violent
Barcelona police are investigating the violent death of a Scottish businessman, resident in the city.

23/10/2008 – United Airlines pilot arrested for being drunk
A United pilot was arrested for suspected drunkenness on board his plane shortly before takeoff last Sunday.

20/10/2008 – Continued growth in cruise industry through mid 2008
Although the cruise industry has been growing, the current financial crisis is likely to change that trend.

16/10/2008 – Eurostar sales rise despite affects of Channel tunnel fire
Eurostar is reporting increased ticket sales and passenger numbers for the third quarter.

13/10/2008 – Travellers seek security in return to travel agents
Brits are visiting travel agencies looking for financial protection in the current economic downturn.

09/10/2008 – Thomson may offer new casual cruising option
TUI is preparing to launch a new ‘casual cruise’ programme from the summer of 2009.

06/10/2008 – Final repatriation flight for XL passengers lands in UK
The final flight bringing customers of collapsed operator XL back to Britain had touched down in the UK.

02/10/2008 – Computer problem grounds planes at London airports
Thousands of UK passengers were stranded last Thursday by flight delays and cancellations due to a radar glitch.

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