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Student Summer Break – how to get more for your money

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Going away with your friends for a summer break is awesome. You make memories, have great experiences and enjoy your freedom while you have it. The thing is, if you’re a student, you probably don’t have a whole lot of cash behind you and that student loan can run out really fast, especially when you have a load of books to buy at the start of the year, and the lump sum can make it incredibly easy to splurge on nights out. So how can you have the best holiday for the least amount of cash? → Read More

Qatar reveals record visitor numbers as tourism surges

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Qatar Tourism Authority has released figures today showing that the tourism industry in Qatar continues its strong performance. The data were released in QTA’s first half 2014 report, covering the period from January to June and comparing performance to the same period 2013. All key indicators of the tourism sector demonstrated improvement and growth, with capital Doha setting the trend. → Read More

Welcome November: Lato Boutique Hotel Reopens Brillant Restaurant with a New Gastronomy Concept

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Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion, Crete, invites guests to a refurbished and revamped Brillant Restaurant, to enjoy modern ‘urban’ dishes, an expanded drinks menu, and more events than ever. Heraklion, Crete: Brillant Restaurant at Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion reopens this November for the chilly months, with a new gastronomy concept that will emphasize a delicious touch of urban creativity inspired by the always-in-fashion gastronomical model of a classic pub, as well as by fresh, Cretan seasonal produce. → Read More

Onyx Payments Acquires Worldwide Payment Systems

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Companies join forces to provide more global, more competitive end-to-end commerce solution for the travel industry Onyx Payments, the largest payment processor for hotels and travel distributors, announced today that it has acquired the Spain-based Worldwide Payment Services (WPS), a leading provider of international payment processing. → Read More

CitiesBeautiful.org’s New Empirical Ranking of 20 Beautiful Cities

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CitiesBeautiful.org , which has analyzed and mapped hundreds of beautiful sites in cities around the world, is continually expanding the number of cities featured at the website.  Eight cities have recently been added, bringing the total to 20 cities on 6 continents. → Read More

World Travel Championship Wanted: The World’s Greatest Travellers

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The Global Scavenger Hunt, the world’s only real-life international travel adventure competition, has set the dates of April 10 – May 2 for the 2015 edition of the world travel championship. Would-be Indiana Jones-types, adventurous Nellie Bly hopefuls and Amazing Race wannabe’s have their six-months notice and can now submit their applications for the around the world travel adventure event that is limited to just 15 teams of two. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Tony Soh, chief corporate officer, The Ascott Limited

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As the serviced apartment sector surges around the world, The Ascott Limited continues to set the benchmark for what is possible in the industry. With flagship property Ascott Raffles Place Singapore having been recognised as Singapore’s Leading Serviced Apartments and the parent company up for the title of World’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand at the upcoming World Travel Awards Grand Final in Morocco, Breaking Travel News here sits down with chief corporate officer Tony Soh to discuss what sets The Ascott Limited apart from its competitors. → Read More

Tour Center UK ranks among the top 5

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Tour Center UK has ranked among the top 5 travel agents on Review Center, an honour which it accepts with pride as evidence of the confidence travellers have in the company. The ranking is done based upon customer reviews received by Tour Center on the Review Center website, which is an esteemed authority and highly trusted website in the global travel industry. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Duane Hepditch, chief executive, Guestfolio

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Guestfolio - a new type of guest relationship management system - has been nominated as the World’s Leading Hotel CRM Technology Provider by the prestigious World Travel Technology Awards ahead of that organisation’s Grand Final in Morocco in November. As the build up to the event continues Breaking Travel News here sits down with Guestfolio’s chief executive, Duane Hepditch, to discuss the brand, its key strengths and aspirations for the future. → Read More

S7 selects Triometric travel analytics platform to optimise its fare price distribution

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Leading Russian airline enhances its new booking platform with XML business intelligence to monitor its fare price infrastructure against key performance indicators. Triometric, a leading provider of XML business intelligence to the online travel industry, today announced that S7, one of Russia’s largest airlines and oneworld alliance member, is implementing Triometric’s Web Services Analyzer to deliver sophisticated pricing and availability intelligence for its new booking platform. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Hotell Palace, Tallinn

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Estonian capital Tallinn has made quite a name for itself in international tourism recently, differentiating itself from the stag party-led image of its Baltic neighbours to become a top business destination in its own right. Here Breaking Travel News visits one of the brightest new properties in town, Hotell Palace, to check out the results of its recent €10 million renovation. → Read More

World’s First Interactive 3D Travel Portal Launch with the Wonders of the World Project

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We are pleased to introduce the world to our Wonders of the World project, an interactive travel destination tour portal. A media technology company based in Singapore, 3rd Planet utilises its own patented CGI technology to give anyone with a smart phone, a tablet or an Internet connection a taste of travel without leaving home. → Read More

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