Strange, tangential and often unlikely events laid at the door of the credit crunch.
The city weekend break to mainland Europe appears to be a victim of the tighter family budgets, says Thomas Cook. But sales of longer foreign holidays are increasing as people prioritise the main summer getaway. (More details, Daily Telegraph)
Senior company executives are quitting the UK to further their careers abroad, with Switzerland the biggest beneficiary, according to a recruitment website. (More details, Daily Telegraph)
Airlines are reducing the weight of passenger meals and making cutlery and trolleys lighter, in an attempt to knock off those expensive ounces and save fuel. (More details, Daily Telegraph)