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Hotels that rely on OTAs and Direct Bookings are missing out on serious business from North America!

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Dublin - In the U.S., 2015 marked a turning point: the use of the travel agent is recognized and on the rise! More and more American holidaymakers are demanding personalized service from a real person they can trust: the travel agent! → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Salvatore Imposimato, VP, brand experience, Hollywood Roosevelt

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The iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which first opened its doors in May of 1927, has recently relaunched following a $25 million renovation. At the heart of the re-launch has been Salvatore Imposimato, vice president of brand experience. With 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality business, he has run some of the most in demand bars and nightlife spots in the world, all while managing a healthy dose of traditional travel marketing. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Imposimato about his latest project. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Unrivalled luxury with Fairmont Kenya

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With three luxurious properties in Kenya, Fairmont offers unrivalled luxury and adventure in the destination. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the portfolio to discover just what it is that makes the brand a market leader in Africa. → Read More

Thomas Cook partners with GP smartphone APP to offer holidaymakers with a doctor while abroad

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Thomas Cook, in partnership with Now Healthcare Group, is the first travel company to offer Now GP – an app connecting holidaymakers with UK-based GPs while abroad. Complementing the tour operator’s existing travel insurance policy, the app provides holidaymakers an enhanced level of customer care and an even greater peace of mind. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Joseph Rijo Boswell, senior vice president, sales, Mystifly

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Mystifly is preparing to launch its latest technological innovation, xClusive Sabre Red App - a GDS App. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with Mystifly senior vice president, sales, Joseph Rijo Boswell to discuss the latest innovation and what it brings to the online aviation space. → Read More

What Are the Best Hotels in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is the global capital of excess, glitz, glamour and opulent living! When it comes to sheer luxury and outrageous no-expense-spared detail, the city’s hotels are second to none. Here, no hotelier rests for a moment; each and every one is constantly trying to outdo the competition with Michelin-starred chefs, gravity-defying architectural structures, incredible numbers of bedrooms, mind-boggling spas, dancing fountains, breath-taking views and truly exceptional service stands. Here, we’re highlighting five of the best Las Vegas hotels. → Read More

SnapShot Analytics Platform Goes Public In Time For HITEC 2016

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SnapShot Analytics is no longer an invitation-based platform, as the leading hotel analytics company offers its latest dashboard in a ““self-service”” version in time for HITEC 2016. Demand for an open version of the management tool has prompted this release. Now hotels with connected PMS will be able to access SnapShot Analytic for single or multiple properties and the current version remains free. → Read More

37% of Brit students want to take a gap year but can’t afford to

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For many students a gap year is considered a rite of passage before they begin the stressful and costly process of taking up a University placement. An online money saving website found that 37% of students want to take a gap year, but can’t afford to. With the average cost of taking a gap year around £3,000-£4,000, coupled with the high costs of university, they found 20% of young people are now considering taking one when they are older. → Read More

Think Your Baggage Fees Are Falling? Think Again

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One of the leading low-cost airlines Ryan Air recently announced that they will be cutting baggage fees for a large portion of their flights by up to 92%. The headline sounds great, especially as one of the biggest annoyances for flyers is the extra charges they incur for baggage, however, Send My Bag have carried out research that suggests they are pulling the wool over our eyes. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: Cottons Caribbean Restaurant, London

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Cottons Notting Hill - which opened in April – offers a refined Caribbean experience in the heart of west London. In keeping the colourful vibe and authentic Caribbean flavours for which Cottons is renowned, the restaurant is the third from the chain. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole visits to take a look. → Read More

Breaking Travel News interview: Minister of Tourism and Culture of Bolivia, Marko Machicao

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Bolivian minister of tourism and culture, Marko Machicao, is in London this week as the destination seeks to reposition itself as the cultural, culinary and adventure destination of choice for British travellers to Latin America. In an exclusive interview with Breaking Travel News, Machicao reveals how Bolivia is investing over £400 million in tourism infrastructure, advertising and technology to grow the country into a regional powerhouse. → Read More

Breaking Travel News investigates: France welcomes Euro 2016 kick-off

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A record 24 sides will contest the 15th UEFA European Championship in France over the next four weeks, with kick-off later today. A much fancied France side will take on Romania in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to visit the destination before the final on July 10th. → Read More

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