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Johannesburg looks toward Sports & Events Tourism Exchange

Johannesburg looks toward Sports & Events Tourism Exchange

Johannesburg Tourism Company has been busy preparing for the inaugural Sports & Events Tourism Exchange to celebrate its position as the leading business, sports and mega-events destination in Africa. Taking place from July 27th-29th, the event will focus on the world-class facilities and services that South Africa has to offer as a host for all top level international events and the exchange between sports tourism and the events industry.

New challenges for Caribbean Airlines

New challenges for Caribbean Airlines

World Travel Award-winning Caribbean Airlines will face new competition later this month when the Barbadian short haul, low-cost carrier, REDjet, begins its commercial operations to Trinidad. Here Breaking Travel News looks at how the airline will differentiate itself from its competitors.

If You Were Stuck On A Desert Island…

If You Were Stuck On A Desert Island…

If You Were Stuck On A Desert Island…Where’s the first place you’d want to be able to fly back to? Ideally, it would be somewhere with luxurious hotels, friendly people, delicious food and superb weather, as well as being fairly close to home. One destination that ticks all of the above is Majorca.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Embratur chairman, Flávio Dino

Breaking Travel News Interview: Embratur chairman, Flávio Dino

Brazil is set to take its place at the centre of the international tourism sector over the next five years, with both the Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup scheduled to arrive in the country. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with the new head of the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur), Flávio Dino, to see how preparations are going.

New Zealand gears up for Rugby World Cup 2011

New Zealand gears up for Rugby World Cup 2011

Over a million sporting enthusiasts are expected to descend upon Auckland in New Zealand in September as the destination plays host to the Rugby World Cup 2011, one of the biggest international events in the sporting calendar. Here Breaking Travel News examines the growing role of mega sporting events on the tourism industry.

Russia: A country on the up, slowly…

Russia: A country on the up, slowly…

Over the next decade Russia will play host to two of the biggest sporting events on the international calendar, with Sochi welcoming the Winter Olympics 2014 and the FIFA World Cup arriving in 2018. Tremendous challenges must be overcome if the country is to be ready in time for its turn in the global spotlight. Here Breaking Travel News assesses the progress so far.

Sports Tourism: The importance of mega-sporting events

Sports Tourism: The importance of mega-sporting events

Visa has launched a new report illustrating the positive impact of mega-sporting events and the influence they have on tourism spending in the event host countries. Among the first organisations to note the increasing important of mega-sporting events to tourism was World Sports Tourism Congress, which will be examining the impact of the phenomenon during the Rugby World Cup later this year.

Fraudsters Nab $1.4 Billion from Airlines

Fraudsters Nab $1.4 Billion from Airlines

Global fraud rate down, but online ticketing still seeing challenges. Survey findings released by CyberSource Corporation, a Visa company (NYSE: V) show that while airlines are gaining in their war against fraud, much work remains to be done. Airlines reported a loss of about $1.4 billion USD to online payment fraud in 2010.

Zimbabwe plots road to tourism recovery

Zimbabwe plots road to tourism recovery

Home to Victoria Falls – among the most spectacular sights on Earth – Zimbabwe has long been considered the jewel of African tourism. However, political turmoil has seen the destination slip from the international tourist trail over the past decade. Now, with a semblance of stability returning, Breaking Travel News here examines if the country can turn the corner and reclaim its rightful place.

Costs of Freedom: Rebuilding tourism in Tunisia

Costs of Freedom: Rebuilding tourism in Tunisia

Political freedom has cost Tunisia a slice of vital tourism revenue, at least in the short term. Here Breaking Travel News visits to assess just what it will take to get the country back into the plans for European holidaymakers.

Guilty by association: Tourism in Jordan

Guilty by association: Tourism in Jordan

As late as December 2010 Jordan was being mooted as a honeymoon destination for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, before political violence put pay to the idea. As the country struggles to convince the world it is safe for tourists, Breaking Travel News visits to take a look at the situation on the ground.