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European cruise industry expects slow growth in 2009

The cruise industry in Europe will grow in 2009, but at a slower pace than in the past three years due to the economic crisis, the European Cruise Council (ECC) predicts.

Internet service in the air is slow to take off

Several U.S. airlines, including Delta Air Lines Inc., Virgin America, AMR Corp.'s American Airlines, Southwest Airlines Co., Alaska Air Group Inc.

Talks between American Airlines, unions showing little progress

Negotiations on new contracts between AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, and its unionized mechanics, pilots and flight attendants are moving at a glacial pace, participants say.

Tourists desert London as credit crunch bites

The number of overseas tourists visiting London this year is expected to grow at its slowest pace since the terrorist attacks in the US in 2001 as the credit crisis and a global economic slowdown threaten to derail consumer spending.

Greek tourism faces tough ’08 on strong Euro, slow growth

ATHENS - Greece's tourism industry faces a tough 2008 as the strong euro and a slowdown in the global economy threatens to curtail the number of tourist arrivals this year, the head of an industry group said Thursday.