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Thomas Cook bookings down in wake of Paris attacks

Thomas Cook bookings down in wake of Paris attacks

Thomas Cook's revenue and bookings dipped in the three months to December, as tourists remained wary of travelling after the Paris attacks in November.

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Airbnb partners with Disney and Bear Grylls on private island and treehouse listings

Airbnb partners with Disney and Bear Grylls on private island and treehouse listings

Airbnb is running a campaign spotlighting its more unusual listings, like private islands and treehouses, to encourage people to base their bookings on passions as much as destinations.

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Thomas Cook hires HolidayCheck boss Gilles Despas as chief digital officer

Thomas Cook hires HolidayCheck boss Gilles Despas as chief digital officer

Thomas Cook has hired Gilles Despas, the chief executive of travel website HolidayCheck, to take on the role of chief digital officer.

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Tribal Worldwide picks up UX brief for Avios

Tribal Worldwide picks up UX brief for Avios

Avios, the travel rewards scheme, has hired Tribal Worldwide to handle customer experience activity after a competitive pitch.

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Ofcom hires easyJet deputy chair Charles Gurassa as Channel 4 chairman

Ofcom hires easyJet deputy chair Charles Gurassa as Channel 4 chairman

A City grandee who has experience of selling businesses and stock market flotations has been named by Ofcom as the new Channel 4 chairman.

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Thomson sponsors Channel 4's First Dates

Thomson sponsors Channel 4's First Dates

Thomson, the travel company owned by Tui, is to sponsor First Dates, the Channel 4 matchmaking show.

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Travel Republic creates national anthem for TV campaign

Travel Republic creates national anthem for TV campaign

Travel Republic, the holiday bookings site, has created a national anthem for its new TV campaign.

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Is Disney paving the way for a kids' wearable?

Is Disney paving the way for a kids' wearable?

Disney is investing in a major marketing campaign to inspire British families to lead healthy lifestyles, as the company explores its options in wearable tech.

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Virgin Holidays splits with M&C Saatchi and reviews creative account

Virgin Holidays splits with M&C Saatchi and reviews creative account

Virgin Holidays is reviewing its creative advertising account, ending its three year relationship with M&C Saatchi.

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Thomas Cook unveils TV ads in bid to become Europe's 'best loved' travel brand

Thomas Cook unveils TV ads in bid to become Europe's 'best loved' travel brand

Thomas Cook has launched its January campaign under the new tagline 'Leave it to us. You're on holiday'.

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Passenger jet gets 'Frozen' treatment with 21-day paint job

Passenger jet gets 'Frozen' treatment with 21-day paint job

WestJet, the Canadian airline, has collaborated with Disney to custom paint an aircraft - outside and inside - in the style of the mega-hit film Frozen.

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Kayak takes off with two new ads

Kayak takes off with two new ads

Travel website's new videos retain humorous tone set by longtime agency BFG9000

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Saga hires former Tesco CMO Matt Atkinson

Saga hires former Tesco CMO Matt Atkinson

Matt Atkinson, the former Tesco marketer, is joining the over-50s holidays and financial services company Saga as group CMO.

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Rubicon launches surreal TV spot featuring daydreaming couple
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Booking.com appeals to Japan's independent travelers

Booking.com appeals to Japan's independent travelers

Its first Japanese ad pitches younger customers who've never employed a travel agent

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Gett trumps #Ubericecream with Champagne on demand

Gett trumps #Ubericecream with Champagne on demand

Taxi app Gett is aping its rival Uber by expanding from taxis to deliveries on demand and is also offering Champagne at the swipe of an app.

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Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business

A spokesman for Virgin Trains has said "Virgin Trains is not reviewing its media business", putting halt to Campaign's story it was reviewing the account, handled by Manning Gottlieb OMD.

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RKCR/Y&R lands TUI's pan-Euro business

RKCR/Y&R lands TUI's pan-Euro business

TUI, the travel group, has appointed Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R to handle its pan-European creative account.

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Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall on confronting an 'uncomfortable truth' behind the brand

Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall on confronting an 'uncomfortable truth' behind the brand

Airbnb's CMO Jonathan Mildenhall reveals how the brand's first TV campaign did not shy away from an "uncomfortable truth" about the business in a Cannes Lions interview with Marketing. The inspirational...

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Center Parcs tweets actual tweets of birds in #RealTweetWeek campaign

Center Parcs tweets actual tweets of birds in #RealTweetWeek campaign

Center Parcs has taken the idea of the Twitter tweet quite literally and created a feed of birdsong from the forests that encircle its UK resorts.

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