Traveler review sites—led by TripAdvisor—created and drove the growth of the traveler hotel review category, demonstrating the potential role of user-generated reviews in the trip-planning process.
As the first Bayede! Conference Centre opens in South Africa – with the aim of creating jobs and uniting the nations – Breaking Travel News sits down with chief executive Antoinette Vermooten to get to grips with the venture.
While the ash cloud lingers, the Civil Aviation Authority – under huge pressure from the vested interests of the major European carriers – has declared it safe to fly. But was it necessary to ground all flights for such a period? Here Chris O’Toole takes a look.
The ash cloud could not have come at a worse time for airlines. The industry is losing around $200m a day. How much longer can the crisis go on before its sparks a double-dip recession, and airlines start going to the wall? BTN’s resident vulcanologist Adam Coulter investigates.
With experts now predicting that the ash crisis could continue for months, what will be the effects on the travel industry, and the macro economy at large? Could it spark a double-dip recession, and what would our world be like without business travel, foreign holidays or air freight?
Business travel has been the hardest hit sector of the industry. But what are the most likely patterns to emerge over the next 12 months?
I am pleased to announce the theme for the 2010 PhoCusWright Conference to be held November 16-18 in Phoenix, Arizona United States.
Football fans travelling to this summer’s World Cup have received a boost following news that the national carrier South African Airways is releasing a number of new tickets at discounted rates. And beyond FIFA 2010, the national carrier has ambitious plans for continuing its expansion.
A new landmark luxury villa development at Jamaica’s Half Moon promises to position the resort as one of the world’s leading timeshare developments. BTN caught up with Managing Director Richard Whitfield to find out more about the development.
What’s the difference between a great hotel and an iconic hotel? At Rome’s Cavalieri they might just have come up with the answer.
Competition is heating up in the Latin American online travel market. As the number of Internet savvy consumers in the region grows exponentially, online distribution is becoming a “must” for travel companies. Travel booking is still a largely offline process in Latin America, but that is about to change.
New PhoCusWright Study Analyzes Nearly 1.9 Million Traveler Reviews and Traffic from More Than 50 Social Media Web Sites to Online Travel Categories