fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the
subject". Winston Churchill
Churchill's view seems to still be around!
Our News on French Travel
Our sympathy for the victims, their families and the responders of
Paris must now be added to our thoughts for the victims of Turkey,
Metro Airlines and Beirut.
I am sure France will see the
importance of getting on with life and denying the terrorist the
satisfaction they desire – a stance we also support.
Tourism in Paris is
recovering fast, the French government has confirmed, after hotel
and airline bookings slumped following the 13 November attacks that
killed 130 people.
Daily occupancy at hotels in Paris fell 24% on average in the week
after the attacks, according to figures issued on Wednesday by the
Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Paris. The decline had eased to
16% by the start of this week, French Economy Minister Emmanuel
New international flight bookings to Paris plunged by 27% for the
week of 14-21 November 2015 compared to the same week in 2014,
travel and booking information firm ForwardKeys revealed a couple of
days ago. Reports from Paris say airline booking cancellations have
now returned to more normal levels.
Meanwhile, reports are emerging of the efficiency with which some
Australian travel agents handled the Paris crisis for their clients.
The reports echo similar recent cases in which clients who booked
through agents have fared much better during travel disruptions than
those who booked direct. This was noted during a Lufthansa strike
earlier this month, when travel agents working round the clock
managed to get their clients to their destinations with little to no
disruption, while travellers who had booked with OTAs, or direct
with airlines, were left sitting at European airports, stranded and
In Paris meanwhile, airline booking cancellation levels are also
returning to normal this week from a slump immediately after the
attacks, the Office du Tourisme et des Congres de Paris reported
“It’s picking up. We are on a seasonal market, so it is crucial that
it picks up quickly for these operators that are open only for a few
weeks during the holidays,” Macron said.
Subject: Fantastic Website
Hi Brent & Staff,
At last had time to browse your ‘travelcentre’ website. It is
absolutely fantastic. Very informative, well set out with links and
the images of tours offered made me drool and become very restless.
Will definitely direct all my travelling friends to the site.
other client comments.
has returned from his Cuba Before KFC touring.
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family) took extended leave to spend the summer period with
family in Russia. Rather than fly direct to Moscow they are making
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