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Google-ITA Acquisition: What Lies Ahead?

Google-ITA Acquisition: What Lies Ahead?

On July 1, 2010, Google officially—and finally—announced the acquisition of ITA Software, a leading provider of airfare shopping technology, for US$700 million.

Google puts mobile firmly first

Google puts mobile firmly first

New developments in mobile phone technology have shifted the search giants focus to mobile advertising. What are the latest developments to emerge from Google’s mobile labs?

The Post-Recession Traveler

The Post-Recession Traveler

It is no surprise that U.S. consumers traveled less in 2009 and those that did travel spent significantly less while on the road. Now that the economy has stabilized, have travelers recovered or are they still shell shocked?

Mohamed Al Rais presents Al Rais Travel

Mohamed Al Rais presents Al Rais Travel

Since its foundation in 1977, Al Rais Travel & Shipping has grown to become one of the largest independent travel agencies in the United Arab Emirates. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with deputy managing director Mohamed Al Rais to discuss what the future holds for the company.

Delhi builds a sporting legacy

Delhi builds a sporting legacy

India will fall under the sporting spotlight in October when Delhi hosts the 19th Commonwealth Games. With three months before the opening ceremony, Breaking Travel News takes a look at preparations for the event.

Editor’s Blog: Unite’s war against aviation

Editor’s Blog: Unite’s war against aviation

As the war of attrition with British Airways rumbles on, Unite has turned its attention toward BAA in a dispute ostensibly over pay at the airport operator. But, as Breaking Travel News junior editor Chris O’Toole discovers, all is not as it seems.

Mantis confirms landmark Three Cities deal

Mantis confirms landmark Three Cities deal

Luxury hotel operator Mantis has announced a new joint venture with marketing specialist Three Cities in a deal which could revolutionise Southern Africa’s hospitality sector.

Key European Traveler Insights 2010

Key European Traveler Insights 2010

As European travel companies advance from recession into recovery, it is critical for them to stay attuned to the trends shaping consumer sentiment and decision-making.

Joburg goes from strength to strength

Joburg goes from strength to strength

Johannesburg is leveraging the huge success of hosting the World Cup to continue developing its tourism potential. Breaking Travel News looks at what the City of Gold is doing to keep the momentum going.