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The Bottom Line - Up in the air

Updated Wednesday, 12th June 2013

Evan Davis and guests discuss how they plan for seasonal travel business in the light of economic crisis.

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Travel companies have recently had to weather the storms of recession for their customers and major upheaval at popular holiday destinations around the world.

Evan Davis finds out how airlines and tour companies plan for their seasonal business in light of economic crisis in Greece and political unrest in Egypt and North Africa - getting it wrong could lead to financial disaster. And guests will discuss the future for Greece, where tourism is seen as the biggest hope for reviving the economy.

In the studio this week are:

  • Peter Long, CEO, TUI Travel
  • Carolyn McCall, CEO, Easyjet
  • Andreas Andreadis, CEO SANI Resorts Oceania

This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 13th June 2013 at 8.30pm. Versions will also be broadcast on BBC World Service, BBC World and BBC News Channel. To find out more, or to listen online where available, pelase visit bbc.co.uk.

 

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