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AACO 2011: Arab Air Carriers Organisation set for Abu Dhabi AGM

AACO 2011: Arab Air Carriers Organisation set for Abu Dhabi AGM

The Arab Air Carriers Organisation is holding its 44th Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi later this month, with the event promising to tackle some of the key issues facing aviation industry experts. Here Breaking Travel News looks at what might be on the agenda.

The BTN Interview: Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

The BTN Interview: Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

On the back of winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has pledged an investment of billions of dollars into its tourism infrastructure as it prepares to welcome an estimated 400,000 visitors for the games. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority talks to BTN about the ‘economic cycle’ that is taking place in Qatar as the tourist board pulls out all the stops to ensure the destination remains in the spotlight in the build up to this major sporting programme.

The irresistible rise of tourism in Qatar

The irresistible rise of tourism in Qatar

Qatar has set its sights on domination of the Middle Eastern Tourism market with a series of ambitious developments and expansion plans. As the destination gears up for the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final, Breaking Travel News calls in to check out the latest developments in this most exciting of destinations.

Looking to do something different in the UK? Check out these new, exciting experiences!

If you’re getting bored of doing the same things every weekend then a UK break could be exactly the thing you need. UK Cities are full of exciting things to do and your break doesn’t just have to be just shopping and coffee shops; from skiing to white water rafting to indoor skydiving – staying in the UK could prove to be the most exciting decision you ever made.

Malaysia Airlines soars further after World Travel Awards win

Malaysia Airlines soars further after World Travel Awards win

Malaysia Airlines was recognised as Asia’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony in Bangkok earlier this year, triumphing over a stellar field from across the region. Here Breaking Travel News examines just what it is about the Malaysian flag-carrier which sets it apart from its competitors.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Sean Panton, Synergy Sports & Leisure Solutions

Breaking Travel News Interview: Sean Panton, Synergy Sports & Leisure Solutions

Synergy Sports & Leisure Solutions is a recreational consultancy based in Thailand offering consultancy, management, promotion and event services to the global sports, leisure, hospitality and education industries. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with chief executive Sean Panton to see how sports tourism is growing into one of the most innovative sectors of the global industry today.

Abu Dhabi takes spotlight at WTM ahead of Formula 1 Etihad Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi has been presenting its world-class line-up of new hotels at World Travel Market 2011 as the emirate prepares for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix this weekend. Here Breaking Travel News calls in at this most exciting of destinations to see just what all the fuss is about.

London gears up for World Travel Market

London gears up for World Travel Market

Travel industry professionals from all corners of the globe will descend upon London this weekend in anticipation of the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM), one of the largest and most colourful travel & tourism exhibitions in the world.

Abu Dhabi prepares for Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix 2011

With the inaugural Indian Grand Prix fading from the rear view mirrors all eyes are now on Abu Dhabi in the Middle East as the Formula 1 circus rolls into town. Taking place from November 11th-13th, the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will see thousands of sports fans from around the world descend on the emirate for a sporting spectacle unrivalled in the region.

Overcoming payments problems with prepaid virtual cards

Overcoming payments problems with prepaid virtual cards

The high surcharges levied on credit and debit card transactions when booking flights have been well documented in recent months, but Alex Mifsud, chief executive of Ixaris highlights some of the less well known problems many companies face when making large orders.