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Oct / 06 / 2017
Monarch Airlines flights cancelled as airline goes into administration

The UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation is under way after the collapse of Monarch Airlines, with 110,000 customers to be brought home on specially chartered planes and a further 750,000 told that their bookings have been cancelled.

The 4am announcement that Britain’s longest-surviving airline brand had been placed into administration meant many passengers arrived at airports on Monday morning, only to find their flights cancelled and holiday plans in tatters. Some were informed just minutes before they were due to board planes.


Read More at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/02/monarch-airlines-flights-cancelled-as-airline-goes-into-administration?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=246085&subid=21293473&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

TravelOct / 06 / 2017
Merlin said to have approached SeaWorld over possible deal

Merlin Entertainments, the owner of Legoland and Thorpe Park, has reportedly made an offer for part of SeaWorld's business.

It is thought this part could be the Busch Gardens theme parks.

The news that Merlin approached SeaWorld about a potential deal, first reported by Bloomberg, comes just months after Merlin chief financial officer Anne-Francoise Nesmes said the group was potentially interested in the Busch Gardens assets.


Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/04/merlin-said-have-approached-seaworld-possible-deal/

Senior MovesOct / 06 / 2017
Uber's top boss in northern Europe Jo Bertram exits amid London licence trouble

Jo Bertram, Uber’s top boss in northern Europe, is leaving the beleaguered company for a new, but not yet disclosed, role at another company as the ride-hailing app fights for its licence to operate in London.


Read More: http://www.cityam.com/273083/ubers-top-boss-europe-jo-bertram-exits-amid-london-licence?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=171003+-+ER

Senior MovesOct / 06 / 2017
Airbnb CMO Jonathan Mildenhall departs

After three years as the chief marketing officer of Airbnb, Jonathan Mildenhall is stepping down from his role in favor of pursuing a new adventure. Mildenhall plans to start his own marketing consulting firm. His last day will be Oct. 20.

In the coming months, Mildenhall will continue to work as a consultant for the brand.


Read More: http://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/airbnb-cmo-jonathan-mildenhall-is-stepping-down-after-3-years/