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Italy Cautiously Embraces Online Travel

Italy Cautiously Embraces Online Travel

Tourism is a vital part of Italy’s economy. In spite of the current economic crisis, the online travel market is one of the most active segments of the Italian travel industry and will continue to grow in 2010 at a rate of 9%, outperforming the overall market according to PhoCusWright’s Italian Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition.

Il Mercato Italiano dei Viaggi Online

Il Mercato Italiano dei Viaggi Online

Il turismo e’ vitale per l’economia dell’Italia. Nonostante l’attuale crisi economica, il mercato italiano dei viaggi online e’ uno dei piu’ attivi segmenti per l’industria turistica italiana e crescera’ ancora quest’anno.

The Greatest Show on Earth!

The Greatest Show on Earth!

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be like no other World Cup in history. For the first time the greatest event in football, the most widely-followed sporting extravaganza on the planet, is breaking new ground in Africa – more specifically, South Africa.

A Mobile Revolution

A Mobile Revolution

The mobile device will be the world’s primary connection tool to the internet in 2020. So what exactly are the benefits of a mobile website?

Hoar Cross Hall Spa, Staffordshire

Hoar Cross Hall Spa, Staffordshire

Highly-regarded by both consumers and travel professionals, Hoar Cross Hall was named “England’s Leading Resort” for the fifth consecutive year at the 2009 World Travel Awards. In addition to this “travel industry Oscar”, TripAdvisor users can’t say enough good things about this lavish establishment. BTN went to investigate.

In Search of Excellence in Sport Tourism

In Search of Excellence in Sport Tourism

Sport tourism powers South Africa through global downturn. As anticipation reaches fever pitch ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the success of three mega sporting events hosted in South Africa over the past twelve months has given the country’s tourism sector a significant boost.

Abu Dhabi – the world’s leading tourism authority

Abu Dhabi – the world’s leading tourism authority

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority was established in 2004 with the goal of positioning the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an outstanding, globally recognized, sustainable tourism destination. Just five years on it was voted “World’s Leading Tourism Authority” at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2009 in London. We met the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, to find out his thoughts on how the rapidly burgeoning emirate has risen so quickly to tourism stardom.