During the press conference in New York, the airline revealed the new Going Places
Together television and print campaigns, which were very well received by the international media invited to the exclusive event.
A Going Places
spokesman said: "We were disappointed to hear Mr and Mrs Gonzales were unable to complete their holiday to Cyprus due to visa restrictions.
"As a result of these closures, the Going Places
estate will be reduced to approximately 500 shops by the end of 2006.
A Going Places
spokesperson said, ``We would like to apologise for what appears to have been a genuine error on this booking.
Qatar Airways has adopted the "emotive and modern brand campaign to reflect its core values as a contemporary and innovative company that is really going places
and wants nothing more than to inspire its passengers to do the same", the statement notes.
Outlets affected include Thomas Cook in Birmingham and Wolverhampton and Going Places
in Walsall and Wolverhampton.
The statement added: "We can confirm that the store closure proposals have the potential to reduce the number of roles in the combined network (Thomas Cook stores and Going Places
stores) by around 730."
One woman working in Clinton's card shop, opposite Going Places
, who didn't want to be named, said: 'It all seems a bit unreal.
Eddie and Sheila Ogden and their three children were expecting four-star luxury after booking a pounds 2,500 trip with travel firm Going Places
to the Bulgarian resort of Elenite.
Tour operator MyTravel is to close its Going Places
shop in Captain Cook shopping centre, Middlesbrough, by the end of this month.
The McKays from Derry claimed tour operator Going Places
had let them down by not meeting requests to help their seven-year-old son who has special needs.
The threat comes after leading chain Going Places
was fined pounds 4,500 for displaying incorrect holiday prices.
, based at Walsgrave's Asda store, won the award ahead of 640 branches in the country.
Holidaymakers have sparked a major upsurge in trips from the city's airport, according to travel agents Going Places
MyTravel Financial Services was set up three years ago to supply currency to the former Airtours group's 700-strong Going Places