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08 November 2012 09:13
Ocean-going cruises continue to grow in popularity, figures show
An estimated 1.72 million Britons will take an ocean-going cruise this year, 20,000 more than in 2011, according to data reported by the Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) at the World Travel Market.
In 2013 the number is expected to go up another 2% to 1.76 million following sustained investment in both new and revamped cruise ships, the abiding demand for cruises departing from UK ports and a "fiercely competitive" market. Travellers making plans for the year ahead should take out
cruise travel insurance.
"There is no doubt that the cruise industry faced a unique set of challenges this year but our UK figures show that the cruise sector has outperformed the rest of the holiday sector," said PSA director Bill Gibbons."The sheer diversity of cruises offered by our 41 members, coupled with unrivalled value for money has helped to attract the 'new to cruise customer', key to boosting growth within our sector."
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Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
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18 October 2016
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12 October 2016
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11 October 2016
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04 October 2016
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08 October 2016
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07 October 2016
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