Operators scale back as economy worsens

Robertson, Edward
March 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);3/13/2009, p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the impact of recession on the travel industry. Operators are pulling programmes and halting expansion plans as the recession continues. Somak Holidays will not renew its expiring Far Eastern 2008/09 programme although it will continue to sell the destination to travel agents and customers on special request. Meanwhile, Simpson Travel has curtailed its expansion plans for the next 18 months and is making managing director Peter Williams redundant with immediate effect.


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