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TUI focuses on 'safe' destinations after Turkey and North Africa terror attacks

TUI focuses on 'safe' destinations after Turkey and North Africa terror attacks

Thomson and First Choice owner TUI has reacted to the impact of terror attacks on bookings in Turkey and north Africa by focusing on safer destinations such as Spain.

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Eurostar launches new train with Instagram campaign

Eurostar launches new train with Instagram campaign

Eurostar, the high-speed rail service, is promoting its new London-Paris train with an Instagram campaign.

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Expedia takes girl with cancer on dream virtual journey to Argentine Pampas

Expedia takes girl with cancer on dream virtual journey to Argentine Pampas

Children who are confined to their beds due to illness have been taken on the journeys of their dreams by being immersed in 360-degree films created by Expedia.

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Ryanair appeals to Google to block 'misleading' search ads

Ryanair appeals to Google to block 'misleading' search ads

Ryanair has again called on Google to ban ads from a company called eDreams that sells Ryanair tickets but has been judged by the Advertising Standards Authority to be misleading consumers about its link...

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First Choice screens live marriage proposal on ITV

First Choice screens live marriage proposal on ITV

First Choice last night ran a live ad in which a woman asked her partner to marry her, as per leap day tradition.

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Olympic athletes' sponsors banned from congratulating them on gold ... and more

Olympic athletes' sponsors banned from congratulating them on gold ... and more

Welcome to Marketing's Breakfast Briefing, a daily shot of news and a recap of the best longer reads and videos.

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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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