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Breaking Travel News interview: George Westwell, director, Cheval Residences

Breaking Travel News interview: George Westwell, director, Cheval Residences

Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval Residences will be opening its first apart-hotel in Doha, Qatar, in 2020, following an agreement with Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company. Here Breaking Travel News talks with George Westwell, director of Cheval Residences, to find out more about the property and what it will bring to the competitive hospitality market in the city when it opens in 2020.

AIC Travel Group chooses Triometric analytics to improve quality and results for its XML clients

AIC Travel Group chooses Triometric analytics to improve quality and results for its XML clients

Triometric, the leading provider of real-time XML performance monitoring and business intelligence to the online travel industry, is pleased to announce today that AIC Travel Group has selected to use the monitoring and analytics services provided by NetStorming, and powered by Triometric. NetStorming is the Italian travel technology specialist that is the in-house IT provider of AIC Travel Group, a leading full service global wholesaler, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Breaking Travel News: Indaba 2017, South Africa

Breaking Travel News: Indaba 2017, South Africa

Indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three must visit events of its kind on the global calendar. It showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. Here Eleanor Hawkins visits for Breaking Travel News.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng

Breaking Travel News investigates: Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng

The Cradle of Humankind is an unassuming rolling vista, just an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Petoria. But it’s what has been hidden underneath the 180 square kilometres of scrubland for more than three million years that has recently been grabbing headlines. We find out more as Eleanor Hawkins visits for Breaking Travel News.

Luxury Travel on the Increase According to Study

Luxury Travel on the Increase According to Study

Travelling around the world might not be something that everyone can do as the typical response might include something about the cost to do so.  Of course, if you are thinking about flying around the world or going on a 14-day cruise to a foreign location you are going to have to pay a little out of your pocket to enjoy that.  With the economy in the rut that it seems to be, it would not be surprising to hear that more people are putting together luxury travel packages than ever before.  In a recent study, almost 60% of travel agents reported a rise in luxury travel plans.

Breaking Travel News interview: Tokozile Xasa, minister of tourism, South Africa

Breaking Travel News interview: Tokozile Xasa, minister of tourism, South Africa

Tokozile Xasa, the first female minister of tourism in South Africa was appointed to her post in October last year, having served as deputy minster since 2009. Here she speaks to Eleanor Hawkins about her plans for the developing sector during Indaba 2017, the preeminent trade show for the hospitality community in Africa.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Mandarin Oriental, New York

Breaking Travel News investigates: Mandarin Oriental, New York

The five-star Mandarin Oriental, New York redefines the hotel experience in Manhattan. Its design and unique location in the Time Warner Centre coupled with the brand’s legendary hospitality makes it one of the city’s most distinct and sophisticated hotels. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in for the night.

Breaking Travel News investigates: EVEN Hotel, Brooklyn

Breaking Travel News investigates: EVEN Hotel, Brooklyn

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened EVEN Hotels’ fourth property and second New York location, the 202-room flagship EVEN Hotel Brooklyn. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole tours this wellness-led property in the hippest borough of the city.