Steam bath: swimming in the Blue Lagoon

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Deals of the week

Less than £200... Easy on the wallet

Every Friday, easyJet Holidays will release 100 holidays for £100 per person. A test booking revealed a week's self-catering in Ibiza to two nights' B&B in Bilbao. Just visit the website early before they sell out. Holidays.easyjet.com

Spotlight On... Andy Harrison, chief executive, Whitbread

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EasyJet founder defeated over executive bonuses

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou faced an humiliating defeat at the hands of easyJet shareholders yesterday, when they overwhelmingly backed a multi-million pound executives bonus package which he had vociferously opposed.

EasyJet shareholders reject Stelios' campaign and back payouts for airline's directors

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou faced a humiliating defeat at the hands of easyJet shareholders yesterday, when they overwhelmingly backed a multi-million pound executives' bonus package which he had vociferously opposed.

Simon English: Sorry Stelios – this time you were the loser

Outlook "Change is in the air! I think this a great victory for shareholder activism."

Sir Stelios set to vote against easyJet directors

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou set the scene for a stormy annual general meeting of easyJet next Thursday as the company's founder saidhe would vote against there-election of a string ofdirectors and its pay report.

Deals of the week: Moscow, Sardinia, Bali

Less than £200... Make for Moscow

Preview BA's new long-haul service to Moscow, launching on 25 March. Tickets are on sale today for a special 4-6 March return flight from Heathrow, from £198 per person. Bear in mind you'll need to organise your visa in advance. Ba.com

James Moore: Expect some hard talkat easyJet's meeting

Outlook: Passengers of a nervous disposition might be best avoiding Luton Airport next week. There are likely to a series of explosions in Hanger 89.

Founder rages at easyJet investors over bonuses

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet, yesterday set the scene for a tumultuous clash with the budget airline's board at next week's annual meeting with a fresh attack on a new £8m bonus scheme and an astonishing broadside against the shareholder Standard Life.

Stelios rages at investors over easyJet bonus culture

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, yesterday set the scene for a tumultuous clash with the budget airline's board at next week's annual meeting with a fresh attack on a new £8m bonus scheme and an astonishing broadside against the shareholder Standard Life.

Sorrento: Citalia has a week-long break just outside this
pretty Italian town for £395 per person

Great Getaways: Sorrento, Ski France, California and Mauritius

Sorrento

Citalia has a week-long break just outside this pretty Italian town for £395 per person. Departing on 27 April with easyJet flights from Gatwick to Naples, it includes B&B accommodation at the Hotel Girasole, which boasts an outdoor pool, with views towards Mount Vesuvius. (Citalia.com)

Flybe's UK passenger revenues tumble

More evidence of turbulence in the aviation sector emerged yesterday as Flybe's UK passenger revenues fell in the four months since October.

EasyJet claims backing in board pay row

EasyJet said yesterday that the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the shareholder advisory group ISS Proxy Services was in its corner over the executive pay spat that has arisen between the budget airline's board and its biggest shareholder.

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