Breaking Travel News: Reports

Breaking Travel News: Reports

Reporting from some of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations and speaking to the people who matter, Breaking Travel News’ journalists here bring viewers everything they need to know about the fast moving hospitality industry.

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World launches Invited loyalty programme

Small Luxury Hotels of the World launches Invited loyalty programme

yesterday

Small Luxury Hotels of the World has launched a new loyalty programme – Invited. The free-to-join programme replaces The Club of SLH and offers all members access to exclusive rates, guaranteed benefits and ‘Small Luxuries’ right from their first stay at any of its 500 small, independently minded hotels worldwide.

Tourism Québec launches new promotional video

Tourism Québec launches new promotional video

yesterday

Tourism Québec has a launched a new promotional video, ‘A room with many views’. The film that follows a couple as they journey throughout Québec in a room that offers a different view every morning.

Hostelworld opens first all-sand hostel in Australia

Hostelworld opens first all-sand hostel in Australia

2 days ago

Gold Coast residents this morning woke up to discover the world’s first beachfront hostel made entirely of sand. Hostelworld and Gold Coast Tourism commissioned world champion sand sculptor Dennis Massoud, or ‘Sandman’ as he is known, to create this impressive structure straight out of the very golden sand the area is famed for.

Andrew O’Brian recognised as Latin America’s Leading Travel Personality

Andrew O’Brian recognised as Latin America’s Leading Travel Personality

6 days ago

Andrew O’Brian, president and chief executive of Mariscal Sucre International Airport, has been recognised as Latin America’s Leading Travel Personality by the World Travel Awards here chats with Kaye Holland of Breaking Travel News about how it feels to have taken the prestigious honour.

Rancho San Lucas prepares for winter debut

Rancho San Lucas prepares for winter debut

12 September 2017

Luxury resort and real estate development Rancho San Lucas is well underway and ready to debut in Cabo this winter. The 834-acre master-planned community will include two hotels under Solmar Group’s five-star brand, Grand Solmar (now accepting reservations), a Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf course and Club House, Greg Norman designed beachfront Estates and condominiums, single family residences and more.

KLM becomes first airline to launch WhatsApp Business account

KLM becomes first airline to launch WhatsApp Business account

7 September 2017

WhatsApp and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have started a unique test for a new service on WhatsApp. KLM now offers her customers around the world booking confirmation, check-in notification, boarding pass, flight status updates and asking questions in ten different languages on WhatsApp via the official WhatsApp Business application.

Rifai lays out UNWTO General Assembly objectives

Rifai lays out UNWTO General Assembly objectives

5 September 2017

Chengdu, China, will host the UNWTO General Assembly this month. The bi-annual event will discuss how to advance the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals and define the actions of the organisation for the period 2018-2019.

Virgin Atlantic goes fleet wide with Wi-Fi offering

Virgin Atlantic goes fleet wide with Wi-Fi offering

4 September 2017

Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to offer Wi-Fi across its entire fleet – ensuring customers can remain connected across flights to and from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Take a tour of Seabourn Ovation

Take a tour of Seabourn Ovation

4 September 2017

Seabourn has marked a major construction milestone with a traditional coin and launch ceremony for its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The ceremony took place at the Fincantieri shipyard in Sestri, Italy.

London mayor Sadiq Kahn launches new tourism strategy

London mayor Sadiq Kahn launches new tourism strategy

1 September 2017

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has launched a new vision to accelerate the capital’s status as a world-class tourist destination. Tourism numbers in London are set to rise sharply, with more than 40 million people expected to visit the city annually by 2025, an increase of 30 per cent on the 31.2 million visitors who came to the capital in 2016.

UNWTO launches Travel.Enjoy.Respect campaign

UNWTO launches Travel.Enjoy.Respect campaign

23 August 2017

The World Tourism Organisation is launching a consumer-oriented campaign aimed at raising awareness of the value and contribution that sustainable tourism can make towards development. The ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign wants to engage tourists in making the sector a catalyst for positive change.

Inside a Virgin Atlantic engine change

Inside a Virgin Atlantic engine change

15 August 2017

Virgin Atlantic has given a sneak peek into a side of aviation that holidaymakers don’t usually get to see - through a time lapse video recorded at the airline’s London Heathrow hangar.

Marriott launches new Golden Rule ad campaign

Marriott launches new Golden Rule ad campaign

15 August 2017

Marriott International has launched a new landmark ad campaign. For the first time Marriott is focusing on brand categories, versus relying on individual campaigns for its 30 brands.

Breaking Travel News interview: John Cole, executive director, Link ME Asset Management

Breaking Travel News interview: John Cole, executive director, Link ME Asset Management

14 August 2017

An asset management company for hospitality-led projects, Link ME has been a key played in the Middle Eastern market for more than a decade. Here executive director John Cole speaks to Breaking Travel News’ Anjjelo San Buenaventura about the experience and what it is that separates the company he leads from competitors in the region.

New ad campaign from Secret Escapes

New ad campaign from Secret Escapes

10 August 2017

Secret Escapes has created a dramatic campaign to reinforce their ‘Luxury Travel for Less’ positioning. The new campaign, which has been developed by newly appointed advertising agency, Droga5 London, comprises of three separate films set in beautiful holiday locations, where two strangers discuss how lucky they are to be there.

Garden station debuts in Angers Saint-Laud, France

Garden station debuts in Angers Saint-Laud, France

10 August 2017

This summer, passengers travelling through Angers Saint-Laud in western France can admire an installation of trees suspended from the ceiling of the station and positioned on the ground in the forecourt as part of a project initiated by SNCF Gares & Connexions.

Mumm brings first floating bar to Hula Hula Beach Club, Croatia

Mumm brings first floating bar to Hula Hula Beach Club, Croatia

2 August 2017

For two unforgettable late afternoons – on August 8th-9th – Maison Mumm will be taking Croatia’s iconic beach club, in Hvar, to sea with its exclusive Mumm floating bar. For lucky guests, this innovative offer is a cool new way to celebrate summer.

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for The Red Sea development

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for The Red Sea development

1 August 2017

His royal highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, crown prince and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia, and chairman of the Public Investment Fund, has announced the launch of an international tourism project called The Red Sea.

Take a tour of the First Wing at London Heathrow

Take a tour of the First Wing at London Heathrow

26 July 2017

Since The First Wing opened in April, the new exclusive check-in area for British Airways’ First, Gold Executive Club and oneworld Emerald customers at Heathrow Terminal 5 has welcomed nearly 200,000 travellers through the dedicated security channel leading directly into the Galleries First lounge and Concorde Room.

Nats prepares for summer holiday rush

Nats prepares for summer holiday rush

21 July 2017

UK air traffic control service Nats expects to handle a record-breaking 8,800 flights today and more than 770,000 overall during the course of the summer. The figures beat numbers seen last year by 40,000 and the previous high set in 2007, with significant growth across many UK airports.

New celebrity-led safety video from British Airways

New celebrity-led safety video from British Airways

18 July 2017

A team of top celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Rob Brydon, Ian McKellen and Thandie Newton make appearances in British Airways’ entertaining new pre-flight safety video, which launches in September.

New ski services from Eurostar prepare for launch

New ski services from Eurostar prepare for launch

18 July 2017

Skiers and snowboarders seeking effortless travel to the slopes can book their winter escape with Eurostar, as tickets go on sale for high-speed travel from London St Pancras and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps.

Qantas chatbot launches on Facebook

Qantas chatbot launches on Facebook

12 July 2017

Qantas has launched Qantas Concierge, a Facebook Messenger bot that gives customers in the United Kingdom personalised travel inspiration.

Brighton Dome refurbishment project

Brighton Dome refurbishment project

28 June 2017

Due for completion in late 2018, the transformation of the Grade I listed Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, formerly the Prince Regent’s Riding house, will reveal and restore stunning and previously hidden heritage features as well as providing increased capacity seating to 500 and an impressive new viewing gallery.

Paris Airshow 2017 - A birds eye view

Paris Airshow 2017 - A birds eye view

20 June 2017

The 52nd edition of the International Paris Air Show has opened at Le Bourget with both Airbus and Boeing looking to increase their market share, reports Phil Blizzard.

New advertising campaign from Costa Rica

New advertising campaign from Costa Rica

16 June 2017

The Costa Rica Tourism Board has established a partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and CNN International to launch a new campaign. Under the title “Essential Costa Rica. My choice, naturally,” the campaign will launch on July 3rd.

Airlander 10 makes successful flight over UK

Airlander 10 makes successful flight over UK

15 June 2017

Airlander 10 - the world’s longest aircraft - has continued its pioneering test flight programme by successfully completing another flight over Bedfordshire. Each flight sees operator Hybrid Air Vehicles push its envelope a little further and increase its understanding of the new aircraft.

Tru by Hilton makes international debut

Tru by Hilton makes international debut

13 June 2017

Hilton is celebrating the grand opening of the first-ever Tru by Hilton - the company’s 5,000th hotel - at Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport.

Expo 2017 opens in Kazakhstan

Expo 2017 opens in Kazakhstan

11 June 2017

Nursultan Äbishulliy Nazarbayev, president of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has officially opened Expo 2017. With five million visitors expected to visit the site over the coming months, the Expo will be one of the biggest tourism events on earth.

The wonder of flying at Heathrow

The wonder of flying at Heathrow

7 June 2017

Heathrow has launched its latest online film ‘Wonderers’, celebrating the wondrous possibility of flying and the closeness that air travel can bring to people from all corners of the globe.

Dry cleaning an Airbus A380 with Emirates

Dry cleaning an Airbus A380 with Emirates

4 June 2017

On the occasion of World Environment Day, Emirates is showcasing an environmentally friendly aircraft cleaning technique that enables the airline to save millions of litres of water every year, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai.

Ramadan at Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi

Ramadan at Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi

4 June 2017

Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the Ramadan offering at Bab Al Qasr, one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

Sweden lists entire country on Airbnb

24 May 2017

From the southernmost Smygehuk headland to the wilderness around the Three-Country Cairn in the north, through freedom to roam, the entire country of Sweden has been added to Airbnb. Visit Sweden has partnered with Airbnb to turn the entire country on the site.

Behind the scenes: Cunard refits Queen Victoria

Behind the scenes: Cunard refits Queen Victoria

19 May 2017

Cunard recently announced plans for a £34 million refurbishment of Queen Victoria. Today the luxury cruise line has revealed a behind the scenes video of the stunning aft lido sun deck being lifted into place at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Palermo, Italy.

David Haigh, chief executive, Brand Finance

David Haigh, chief executive, Brand Finance

18 April 2017

Brand Finance has recognised Russian carrier Aeroflot as the most powerful airline brand in the world and the most powerful Russia brand, in any industry, in the world. Here Breaking Travel News talks with chief executive David Haigh during the presentation in London to discover more about the methodology behind the decision.

Richard Arnold, managing director, Manchester United

Richard Arnold, managing director, Manchester United

18 April 2017

Corporate valuation company Brand Finance this morning recognised Russian carrier Aeroflot as the most valuable airline brand in the world. Here Richard Arnold, managing director at Manchester United, talks to Breaking Travel News about the club’s partnership with Aeroflot and how it allows Manchester United to expand its fan base around the world.

Kempinski Hotels celebrates 120th anniversary

Kempinski Hotels celebrates 120th anniversary

11 April 2017

Kempinski Hotels this month celebrates 120 years of delivering rich and meaningful experiences to its guests with Ignite the Night, a series of festivities designed to enchant and delight guests. Here we join the party in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

Virgin Holidays joins Amazon Alexa

2 March 2017

Virgin Holidays has launched a brand-new skill for Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. The integration allows holidaymakers to ask Alexa to search Virgin Holidays for their next trip through devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – hands-free speakers that are controlled by your voice.

Emirates to reveal new on-board lounge for Airbus A380

Emirates to reveal new on-board lounge for Airbus A380

23 February 2017

Emirates will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet.  The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced on-board Lounge for its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.

Discover Los Angeles launches new international ad campaign

Discover Los Angeles launches new international ad campaign

21 February 2017

In a break with the traditional tourism advertising formula, Discover Los Angeles – the official destination marketing organisation for LA – isn’t selling the city in its latest global brand campaign. Instead, it’s selling the feeling of the city.

Dubai to welcome drone transport later this year

Dubai to welcome drone transport later this year

14 February 2017

Dubai will welcome new drone transport from July this year, according to the Roads & Transportation Agency. The Chinese model eHang 184 has already had test flights in the emirate, according to agency head Matt al-Tayer.

TripAdvisor launches Storyboard for Restaurants

TripAdvisor launches Storyboard for Restaurants

8 February 2017

TripAdvisor has made it easier for owners and operators to help enhance their restaurant listings by telling their own story through the use of vivid imagery with Storyboard for TripAdvisor.

Farrokh Khambata, owner, Jaan at the Penthouse

Farrokh Khambata, owner, Jaan at the Penthouse

2 January 2017

Breaking Travel News here catches up with the owner of Jaan at the Penthouse, Farrokh Khambata. Based at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the restaurant brings Indian flavours to the United Arab Emirates in a new and refreshing way.

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Dubai Parks & Resorts

28 December 2016

Dubai Parks & Resorts has marked the completion of its third and final theme park, Motiongate – meaning the destination is now completely open to the public. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the new ‘must see’ destination in the Middle East.

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

Utkarsh Faujdar, general manager, Hulhule Island Hotel, Maldives

12 December 2016

As Hulhule Island Hotel is recognised as the World’s Leading Airport Resort at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with general manager, Utkarsh Faujdar, about what is on offer at the property and how important it is to the hospitality market in the Maldives.

Josef Burger, chief executive, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

Josef Burger, chief executive, Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel

25 November 2016

Josef Burger, chief executive of Bergbahn AG Kitzbühel, talks to Breaking Travel News during preparations for the 2016 World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony. Speaking from the famous starters hut at the top of the Hahnenkamm race course, he tells Breaking Travel News about the significance of the ski season to the destination, how the organisation continues to drive visitor numbers ever higher, and what his hopes are for the winter ahead.

Michael Huber, president, Kitzbühel Ski Club

Michael Huber, president, Kitzbühel Ski Club

25 November 2016

Michael Huber, president of the Kitzbühel Ski Club, is the man charged with leading preparations for the Kitzbuhel Downhill, part of the Hahnenkamm race weekend, each year. One of the most prestigious events on the global ski circuit, it brings an international crowd numbering in the tens of thousands to the Alpine resort. Here he talks to Breaking Travel News during the World Ski Awards about the significance of the event.

Emirates is now an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

Emirates is now an all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet

12 November 2016

Dubai based Emirates airline has become the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights, reports Phil Blizzard from the emirate.

Emirates repaints an Airbus A380 in just 15 days

Emirates repaints an Airbus A380 in just 15 days

30 June 2016

Video: The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre, the world’s largest aircraft painting facility owned by an airline, has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last year, or 13% of its fleet, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai. This timelapse shows the repainting of one of their A380s.

Dubai New Years Eve - behind the scenes of the Burj Khalifa fireworks

Dubai New Years Eve - behind the scenes of the Burj Khalifa fireworks

30 December 2015

Video: Dubai will witness another dazzling display of fireworks with Burj Khalifa at the centre of the New Year Eve celebrations, says BTN presenter Phil Blizzard. This video goes behind the scenes as master developer Emaar Properties has reveals how workers braved the dizzying heights putting the finishing touches to what will be one of the most impressive firework displays this New Year’s Eve. The placements of the fireworks will run down the façade of the world’s tallest building.

Etihad, Qatar and Emirates display Airbus A380’s at the Dubai Airshow 2015

Etihad, Qatar and Emirates display Airbus A380’s at the Dubai Airshow 2015

10 November 2015

Video: A rare line up of Airbus A380’s from the fleets of the three major Gulf carriers gave Phil Blizzard the opportunity to visit all three in one day. The line up included the world’s first two class A380 which has just joined the Emirates fleet and a three class giant form Qatar Airways. Also featured is the four class configured double decker from Etihad Airways which received a royal tour from His HIghness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates

Emirates A380 and two Jetman Dubai in a stunning flight formation

Emirates A380 and two Jetman Dubai in a stunning flight formation

5 November 2015

Video: The world’s largest passenger aircraft the Airbus A380 and the world’s smallest man aircraft are seen in this stunning flypass of Dubai iconic landmarks. Phil Blizzard in Dubai reports that Emirates, along with various stake holders in the city collaborated to produce this stunning flight formation.

Seattle Museum of Flight and the Boeing 737 production line

Seattle Museum of Flight and the Boeing 737 production line

20 August 2015

Video: In Seattle to view the latest Boeing 737-800 for flydubai Phil Blizzard starts this report at the Museum of Flight. From viewing some of the most famous aircraft in aviation history we move across to the latest, on the final assembly production line at Renton. Alongside the new flydubai aircraft Phil Blizzard talks to Ken Giles, COO, flydubai and Marty A Bentrott, Snr VP, International Sales, Boeing.

Emirates bids farewell to its last Boeing 777-200

Emirates bids farewell to its last Boeing 777-200

29 July 2015

Video:  Since joining the Emirates fleet in 1996, A6-EMF has transported hundreds of thousands of passengers and flown an an estimated 60 million kilometres, reports Phil Blizzard in Dubai.  So at the ‘end of service’ of an aircraft such as this what is the decommissioning programme? Philip Audsley, Manager, Aircraft Assets explains the process in this video feature and Emirates pilot, Captain Constantinos Nicolaou is seen in the cockpit preparing for the last flight of A6-EMF to its final destination in Arizona.

Kempinski Seychelles Resort ready to host World Travel Awards

Kempinski Seychelles Resort ready to host World Travel Awards

19 June 2015

Video: The 2015 World Travel Awards have arrived in the Seychelles for the gala ceremony to celebrate excellence in tourism across the Africa and Indian Ocean region. Phil Blizzard talks to Masami Egami, GM, Kempinski Seychelles Resort about hosting the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’ and what this will mean to future tourism for the Seychelles.

Paris Airshow 2015 - Flying display day 1

Paris Airshow 2015 - Flying display day 1

17 June 2015

Video: The 51st Paris Airshow opened with more 2200 exhibitors and a fabulous flying display from those magnificent men in their flying machine reports Phil Blizzard for Breaking Travel News.  Aircraft taking part in this aeronautical display includes the Airbus A380, Airbus A350, Dassault Aviation Rafale, Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X, Airbus Group Innovations E-FAN, Airbus Defence and Space A400M and the aircraft known for the most vertical of take offs - the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Vietnam Airlines.

Paris Airshow 2015 - A birds eye view

Paris Airshow 2015 - A birds eye view

16 June 2015

Video: A grand view of the 51st Paris Airshow with this footage from a drone flying across the static displays. Phil Blizzard for Breaking Travel News reports that this premier aviation event has attracted more than 2200 exhibitors

Boeing 787 Dreamliner in almost vertical take off ahead of the Paris Airshow 2015

Boeing 787 Dreamliner in almost vertical take off ahead of the Paris Airshow 2015

14 June 2015

Video: In a stunning display of flying, including an almost vertical take off, Boeing’s expert crew rehearse their performance ahead of the Paris Airshow reports Phil Blizzard. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the colours of Vietnam Airlines is seen in series of majestic aeronautical maneuvers forming part of the display they will be performing at the Paris Airshow 2015. The aircraft was flown by Boeing test pilots Randy Neville, Van Chaney and Mike Bryon. Video courtesy of Boeing - can you spot how the undercarriage closes and then re-appears a few frames later!

Web In Travel Conference Middle East 2015

Web In Travel Conference Middle East 2015

23 April 2015

Video Report: Mobile devices have overtaken desktops for on-line bookings in the travel sector according to global search engine experts from Skyscanner and WeGo.  Phil Blizzard reports on the hot topics of discussion at the Web in Travel conference - WIT ME 2015.  The conference was held at the Oberoi, Dubai.

Emirates Airbus A380 dresses up for the ICC World Cup 2015

Emirates Airbus A380 dresses up for the ICC World Cup 2015

1 February 2015

With the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 just days away, Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and passions, has unveiled the first of its aircraft that will feature the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Logo. Phil Blizzard in Dubai says take a look at this video showing how an Emirates A380 gets “dressed up” at the airlines maintence facilitiy for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Emirates A380 - 10 new routes in 2014

Emirates A380 - 10 new routes in 2014

13 January 2015

Video: The Dubai based Emirates airline marked a record launch of 10 new A380 routes in 2014 and has released a ‘mash-up’ video that shows the iconic aircraft landing in 10 destinations spanning the globe. Breaking Travel News presenter Phil Blizzard says “Look out for some stunning cockpit views, in both real time and speeded up, as the giant double decker aircraft lands at 10 different airports across the world”

Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways reveal their Airbus A380 and Boeing Dreamliner

Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways reveal their Airbus A380 and Boeing Dreamliner

24 December 2014

Video: As the world’s largest suite on board a commercial aircraft takes to the skies Breaking Travel News looks at the reveal of Etihad Airways Airbus A380. Phil Blizzard reports on the ceremony which took place at Abu Dhabi International Airport which saw the airline’s CEO James Hogan talk of ‘the pride’ in this new era of the airline. At the ceremony the airline also revealed the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Qatar Airways A350 XWB in 5 aircraft flight

Qatar Airways A350 XWB in 5 aircraft flight

16 December 2014

A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 XWB was one of five brand new aircraft in this stunning flying display of comercial jet aircraft. The Middle East carrier is the launch customer for the A350 XWB and one of their aircraft can been seen in the fleet as it performs a series of low passes and a range of formation flying - including diamond, echelon and arrow in this exhilarating display.

Dubai Cruise Terminal 3 Opened by Crown Prince

Dubai Cruise Terminal 3 Opened by Crown Prince

12 December 2014

Video: Phil Blizzard reports on the opening of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Cruise Terminal 3, at Mina Rashid in Dubai. The new DP World facility is named after the Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.

Dubai Golf driving golf tourism in the UAE

Dubai Golf driving golf tourism in the UAE

13 October 2014

Video: Breaking Travel News continues it’s series of golf tourism reports ahead of the debut World Golf Awards to be held in Portugal, November 2014. On this occasion Phil Blizzard visits the Emirates Golf Club, home to the Dubai Desert Classic, an iconic golf course which last year celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. Overlooking the first tee he talks to Christopher May, CEO, Dubai Golf about the importance and growth of golf tourism to the economy, but first an overview of some of their key tournaments.

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 timelapse video - painting the new livery.

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 timelapse video - painting the new livery.

29 September 2014

Video: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has unveiled the new livery design that will be introduced across its fleet. Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi. The design pattern is also a key feature of the new cabin interiors being introduced on Etihad Airways’ Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft, and is being rolled out across the airline’s corporate branding – from advertising to brochures to premium lounges.

Trump International to develop second golf course in Dubai

Trump International to develop second golf course in Dubai

25 September 2014

Video: The Breaking Travel News golf tourism series continues with Phil Blizzard talking to Damac Properties, developers of the Trump World Golf Club Dubai, who have just announced a second golf course. Niall McLouglin talks about the new project, golf tourism figures and the positioning of Dubai, as well as lights, camera and action with Paramount Hotels. The debut World Golf Awards will take place in Portugal, November 2014

Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai on course with golf tourism

Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai on course with golf tourism

24 September 2014

Breaking Travel News tees off with a series of golf tourism reports ahead of the debut World Golf Awards to be held in Portugal, November 2014. Phil Blizzard does a round at Cityscape Global, Dubai in order to look at golf developments in the region.

A Greek odyssey - visiting the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa, Athens Riviera

A Greek odyssey - visiting the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa, Athens Riviera

2 September 2014

Video: Breaking Travel News in Greece for the World Travel Awards, Europe Gala Ceremony visits the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa on the Athens Riviera. Presenter Phil Blizzard on his Greek odyssey takes a look at the facilities of this award winning hotel with it’s waterfront location, award winning spa and convenient access to the city.

The Emirates A380 Experience takes off at Dubai Mall

The Emirates A380 Experience takes off at Dubai Mall

27 August 2014

Video: The Emirates A380 Experience allows participants to pilot the world’s largest aircraft, with a choice of airports for take off and landing, with soaring flights through the skies in a very realistic flight simulator at Dubai Mall. Phil Blizzard for Breaking Travel News took up the challenge to land the giant aircraft at Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport - but first a circuit of Dubai’s iconic landmarks.

Flavours of Greece at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 special weekend

Flavours of Greece at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 special weekend

22 August 2014

Video: A private tour of the Athens Acropolis Museum to a relaxing cruise across the Saronic Gulf were some of the activities for attendees to the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014. Phil Blizzard, for Breaking Travel News, reports from the Athens Riviera on the weekend of Hellenic activities and the high spot, ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry” - The World Travel Awards.

A Greek odyssey - visiting the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa, Athens Riviera

A Greek odyssey - visiting the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa, Athens Riviera

19 August 2014

Video: Breaking Travel News in Greece for the World Travel Awards, Europe Gala Ceremony visits the Divani Apollon Palace & Spa on the Athens Riviera. Presenter Phil Blizzard on his Greek odyssey takes a look at the facilities of this award winning hotel with it’s waterfront location, award winning spa and convenient access to the city.

Athens key tourist attractions viewed ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014

Athens key tourist attractions viewed ahead of World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014

2 August 2014

Video: From Syntagma Square in the heart of the city through to the Athens Riviera Phil Blizzard, on his Greek odyssey, looks at some of the key tourist attractions and the importance of tourism to the country’s economy. The World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2014 to be held at the Divani Apollon Palace and Spa will recognise leaders of the travel and tourism industry from cross Europe.