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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.

Nontransactional Travel Sites: Complement or Competition?

Nontransactional Travel Sites: Complement or Competition?

Companies no longer need to sell travel to be a major online travel player. Over the past several years, the online travel marketplace has evolved to include a full range of nontransactional Web sites that complement and at times compete with transactional sites for consumer attention.

ILTM Report Day Three

ILTM Report Day Three

Buyers at this year’s International Luxury Travel Market are taking the show “much more seriously”, according to the suppliers. The impact of the recession on luxury travel habits means that buyers need to show a definite return on investment and are much more open to negotiation than in previous years.

Welcome to Luxury Month

Welcome to Luxury Month

Would it be tempting fate to say that the luxury travel sector is actually doing rather well? The International Luxury Travel Market has just kicked off in Cannes with more than 1,200 suppliers, 214 stand holders and 1,100 buyers.