Holidaymakers thinking of booking flights abroad should not be concerned about further collapses in the holiday market, ABTA – The Travel Association has assured customers.Frances Tuke, an ABTA spokesperson, said the collapse of travel firms is unavoidable, especially during the ongoing economic difficulties.”We get failures no matter what the economic climate, and in a recession every company is that little more vulnerable,” she explained.”We wouldn’t rule out the fact that there are going to be failures this year and over the last couple of years we’ve actually seen a steadying off of failures.”Ms Tuke added that big failures, such as XL going into administration last year, happen “about once every ten years”.Freedom Direct became the latest holiday company to collapse as a result of the recession.The folding of the firm, which traded under names including freedomdirect.co.uk and holidaysyoulike.co.uk, is thought to have affected almost 9,000 holiday bookings.XL Holidays announced that it had entered administration in September after it was unable to obtain further funding as a result of “volatile fuel prices and the economic downturn”. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedHolidaymakers wait until ‘the last minute’ to book their trip abroadHolidaymakers wait until ‘the last minute’ to book their trip abroadTunisia and Morocco will be ‘big winners’ in short breaks marketMore Brits are expected to book flights to Tunisia and Morocco this year thanks to the restructuring of air passenger duty.Travel sector ‘cautiously optimistic’ about next yearThe travel industry is cautiously optimistic about its prospects next year, ABTA – the Travel Association has said.
We are always looking for new ways to find the best candidates for open positions at OpenView and our expansion stage portfolio companies, and most recently we have begun posting jobs on Twitter. While we have yet to determine the effectiveness of using Twitter for job postings, it is certainly worth trying for yourself, especially since posting is free! TwitJobSearch.com is exactly what it sounds like– a search engine for Twitter job postings– but it is also a tool for actually posting open positions to Twitter, and helping you figure out how to say it all in 140 characters or less. TwitJobSearch.com will ask you to log on to your Twitter account (ours is @OpenViewVenture – follow us!), and then fill in fields including the name of the position, where it is located, and a link to the job description if it is on your company’s website. If the job description hasn’t been posted yet, you can paste it into another field, and TwitJobSearch.com will create a page for your job description.Your tweet will end up looking something like this: OpenViewVenture Now Hiring: Research Director (Venture Capital)- Boston #job #VC http://tinyurl.com/y972od9 #tjsjobThis tweet should come up for anyone searching for a job in Boston Venture Capital, so hopefully this type of posting will get to candidates who may not have heard about it through other vehicles. We will keep you updated on how this new tool enhances our recruiting support!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis