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Half Moon unveils landmark development

Half Moon unveils landmark development

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.

Latin American Online Travel: An Interview With Despegar.com CEO

Latin American Online Travel: An Interview With Despegar.com CEO

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.

How Big Is Social Media in Travel?

How Big Is Social Media in Travel?

New PhoCusWright Study Analyzes Nearly 1.9 Million Traveler Reviews and Traffic from More Than 50 Social Media Web Sites to Online Travel Categories

Google’s Next Big Travel Play

Google’s Next Big Travel Play

Google does not hide the fact that the travel industry is one of their key markets. They continually churn out new innovations that improve travel related search and advertising. Google’s action in the sector not only affects their competitor, Bing, it also sets online travel agencies (OTAs) and metasearch companies on alert.

Meet-the-people offerings around the world

Meet-the-people offerings around the world

With the global economic slowdown still taking a toll, there has perhaps never been a more important time for innovation in the travel and tourism industry. One growth sector now being explored involves so-called meet-the-people offerings – where travellers are actively encouraged to integrate with local communities. Here Chris O’Toole takes a look.

Luxury hospitality – back with a bang in 2010

Luxury hospitality – back with a bang in 2010

Last year was one of the toughest on record for luxury hospitality. But now the sector is well on the road to recovery with a raft of new openings, plus some ground-breaking developments in the pipeline. Breaking Travel News picks the best of the new crop.

Delhi builds sporting legacy

Delhi builds sporting legacy

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

Spotlight: Just Help Haiti

Fiona Jeffery, Chairman of Just a Drop and World Travel Market discusses how she has been overwhelmed by the widespread support the travel and tourism industry has shown Just a Drop’s Just Help Haiti campaign.

10 Travel Innovation Trends for 2010

10 Travel Innovation Trends for 2010

It is not enough to rely on existing technologies and legacy systems. In this turbulent economic environment, you must harness the power of innovation to find competitive edge and profitability.

Tourism spotlight: Turkey

Tourism spotlight: Turkey

As a gateway between East and West, Turkey – and its present Capital of Culture, Istanbul – have been of great significance to travellers for centuries. But as the country’s intellectual centre basks in the world’s gaze, the greater prize of European Union membership remains illusive. BTN examines recent developments in Turkey, and assesses what the future holds.