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Med. Holidays and Cruises immediately blighted by UN action against Libya
David Camerons not so shocking announcement in the House of Commons at 11am Friday March 18th 2011 that following the passing of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, that we in the UK along with UN partners, 'western' and Arab allies are effectively at economic and physical war short of an occupation with the pariah state of Libya.
The further news that UK Typhoon and Tornado fighter aircraft (this type not being used in Afghanistan) along with refuelling and surveillance support are to be deployed, will have a far reaching and damaging financial effect on Britsh and European holiday plans this Summer.
Holiday firms such as Thomas Cook, Tui and First Choice are not minded to hand out any ticket or hotel refunds until the Foreign & Commonwealth Office issues a firm directive that the destination countries in the Med are officially off limits to UK citizens.
The cruise ship industry in particular will be hoping for an early resolution to the Libya problem as Col. Gaddafi has made it known that he will target all forms of maritime transport and ships in the Med. just at a time when most of the USA owned fleet of mega cruise ships are heading for Europe and due to be based here until the Autumn.
Royal Caribbean alone will have some 17 ships in Europe this Summer. Changing routes and the schedules is not an easy matter as the just in time logistics required to service many thousands of guests have been in place for months.
Julian Bray Travel Expert comments: "The exodus of US based cruise ships from warmer climes to Europe is due to start at the end of this month. Cruise bookings are running at an all time high, as the UK airfare passenger surcharge begins to bite adding £450 to the airfare cost for a family of four. Round trips from Southampton, Dover and Harwich and a host of Spanish, French ports of call will be hit by any cancellations or re-routing of cruise ships and holiday flights. Portugal will also suffer as Lisbon is regarded as a major hub for some cruise lines.
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