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CHTA 2010 spotlight: Josef Forstmayr

CHTA 2010 spotlight: Josef Forstmayr

Josef Forstmayr is the President-Elect of Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), and will become the voice of tourism in the region when he takes up the presidency in June. He is also the Managing Director of Jamaica’s exclusive Round Hill Hotel & Villas, voted “World’s Leading Villa” seven years running by the World Travel Awards. BTN spoke to him to find out his thoughts ahead of CHTA Marketplace 2010.

CHTA 2010 Spotlight: Sandals

CHTA 2010 Spotlight: Sandals

Sandals is tackling the downturn by continuing to expand. This month sees the opening of Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, a luxury new all-butler suite resort. BTN finds out more from Karl Thompson, UK Managing Director, Sandals.

CHTA 2010 Spotlight: Richard Whitfield, Half Moon

CHTA 2010 Spotlight: Richard Whitfield, Half Moon

Jamaica’s Half Moon epitomizes the Caribbean travel experience. Timeless elegance blends seamlessly with the forces of mother nature to create an experience that is the soul of the island. BTN spoke to the resort’s managing director, Richard Whitfield, on his plans for 2010.

CHTA 2010 spotlight: Totally Barbados

CHTA 2010 spotlight: Totally Barbados

On the eve of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN caught up Brett Callaghan, the man behind TotallyBarbados.com, to find out how a site that started small has grown big by tapping into local knowledge.

CHA 2010 spotlight: Ed Bartlett

CHA 2010 spotlight: Ed Bartlett

In the first of a series of interviews ahead of Caribbean Marketplace 2010, BTN talks to the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s Minister for Tourism on his plans for 2010.

Malaysia’s ultimate private hideaway

Malaysia’s ultimate private hideaway

The Sheraton Langkawi Beach combines the overwhelming beauty of a Malaysian island paradise with the ultimate in sumptuous hospitality. It has just scooped “Malaysia’s Leading Resort” at the 2009 World Travel Awards, so what can we expect in 2010?

World Winners 2009

World Winners 2009

The 16th World Travel Awards Grand Final was held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Novemeber 8th. So what does it take to be a world class brand and WTA winner? BTN investigates

The legend of Beijing

The legend of Beijing

The luxury Legendale Hotel Beijing boasts all the hallmarks of a landmark hotel - an incredible sense of style, a prime position in the heart of the Chinese capital, and great food. BTN finds out more.

2009 Review: Hospitality

2009 Review: Hospitality

The big trend in hotels this year was the move away from full-service five-star properties to budget hotels. So which players are reaping the rewards in this new age of austerity?

Meet the man behind the world’s best airline: James Hogan, Etihad Airways

Meet the man behind the world’s best airline: James Hogan, Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is on a roll, having won “World’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards 2009 Grand Final, capping a year in which it has continued to expand its network at a relentless pace. BTN met its chief executive, James Hogan, to find out more about the man behind the world’s leading airline, and what he has planned for 2010.