Monthly Archives: January 2012

Another Carnival brand is affected by bad news

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I saw a BBC reporter on TV last week reporting regarding allegations of sexual abuse of a child by a Cunard employee; she was standing outside the Carnival office making the report.  Although the lead story was about the Costa Concordia cruise ship that crashed off the Italian coast leaving at least 16 people dead and 19 missing.   This reporter did not make the link between Cunard and Costa Concordia e.g. that link being Carnival.  Typical lazy reporting from a young green …

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AirAsia X blames APD for decision to cancel Gatwick Service

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AirAsia X  the Malaysian airline is to withdraw its services from London Gatwick and Paris to Kuala Lumpur at the end of March. CEO Azran Osman-Rani said the decision was down to continued high fuel prices, weakening demand and “exorbitant government taxes”. “The implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and the escalating Air Passenger Duty taxes in UK, which will rise yet again in April 2012, has forced our decision to withdraw our services to Europe,” he said. Gatwick Airport …

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