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Travel in the news – Tuesday October 30

The Sun


Three sailors were left to drown after a P&O officer “turned a blind eye” to evidence his ferry had sunk a yacht, a court heard yesterday.


Daily Mail


Figures from research company Mintel suggests that the number of camping holidays have fallen by a fifth since 2002.


A ferry officer ignored evidence his ship had swamped or sunk a yacht and carried on his voyage leaving three sailors to die slowly in the water, a court heard today.


The Daily Telegraph


Three experienced sailors were left to die in the Channel when their yacht was sunk by a car ferry whose watch officer simply “crossed his fingers” and hoped for the best, a court heard yesterday.


Heathrow’s reputation took a further knock yesterday when it was voted the world’s least favourite airport. It came joint top with Chicago in a survey of 2,500 travellers by the travel organisation TripAdvisor.


Financial Times


Northwest Airlines posted a profit in its first full quarter since the US carrier’s emergence from bankruptcy protection, as higher fares and hedges against fuel costs fattened margins.


The dollar fell to a record low against the euro and lost ground across the board on Monday as the prospect of a cut in US interest rates continued to pile pressure on the currency.


The Guardian


An experienced ferry officer left three yachtsmen to die in cold, dark water after the huge vessel he was in control of hit or swamped their sailboat, a jury was told yesterday.


The Mirror


The officer in charge of a ferry “turned a blind eye” after swamping a yacht, leaving three sailors to drown, a jury heard yesterday.














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