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London Eye launches Christmas packages

London Eye launches Christmas packages

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, the EDF Energy London Eye, is adding to the eclectic range of festive offerings this Christmas, including champagne receptions in your very own pod. BTN finds out more.

Breaking Travel News interview: Kuoni eyes mobile space

Breaking Travel News interview: Kuoni eyes mobile space

Kuoni Travel engages with its customers regularly via its loyal following of 11,000 Facebook fans and 3,500 Twitter followers. The experimental launch of its iPhone app has prompted the leading tour operator to look into developing a mobile site, where it sees great opportunity. As Matt Rooke, e-business director, Kuoni explains to BTN, customers just can’t seem to get enough of technology.

Cruising with a conscience: planet-friendly cruises

Cruising with a conscience: planet-friendly cruises

Slipping through clear, blue seas, many cruise passengers are under the impression that their ship is more environmentally-friendly than the planes jetting across them in the sky above. Yet carbon offsetting company Climate Care and their partners Responsible Travel say cruise ships are in fact more polluting than aircraft.

The Benefits of Having Insurance

The Benefits of Having Insurance

Insurance may not be the most exciting topic in the world but it is definitely a very important one. You can never be entirely certain when or if something will go wrong, and it is this uncertainty that insurance covers. Three crucial types of insurance are car insurance, home insurance and travel insurance. These all have multiple benefits that make them essential for everyone. This article looks at each of them in turn in order to determine exactly what the benefits of having insurance are.

The BTN interview: RightNow Technologies

The BTN interview: RightNow Technologies

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the latest travel brand to sign up with RightNow in a bid to enhance the level of customer support for their mobile website. BTN speaks to Ian Tickle, who was recently appointed as vice president, EMEA, RightNow, to find out some of the latest challenges and trends for travel organisations looking to boost their mobile web presence.

Top Adventure Holiday Ideas

Top Adventure Holiday Ideas

Most people simply want to relax and catch some rays whilst on holiday – other people want to achieve and conquer something or other, why else do we climb mountains? For those of us who want a challenge and experience above and beyond the beach and pool, here’s our guide to some ultimate adventures – travel insurance essential!

Under New Management: Viceroy prepares to take over at Yas Hotel

Under New Management: Viceroy prepares to take over at Yas Hotel

Viceroy Hotel Group has been selected by Aldar properties to take over the operation of the iconic Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, marking the first foray in the region for the American-based group. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at what the decision might mean for what is already considered one of the finest hotels in the Middle East.

Hotel Investment Conference in Africa heads for Casablanca

Hotel Investment Conference in Africa heads for Casablanca

Africa now ranks among the fastest growing economic regions in the world, according to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute. The hotel sector reflects this exciting trend with established and international brands and developers entering the marketplace and developing their opportunities with long term growth prospects, including: Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International and The Rezidor Hotel Group.

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – Where Dreams Come True

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – Where Dreams Come True

Disney’s Magic Castle is one of the most memorable images for almost anyone’s childhood, and it is in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom that is it brought to life on a grand scale. Placed at the centre of the Magic Kingdom the Cinderella Castle, the lands of the theme park span out from its base.

Stuck in the Sand: Tunisian tourism seeks way forward

Stuck in the Sand: Tunisian tourism seeks way forward

When Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January his departure was greeted with scenes of jubilation across the country. Power, it appeared, was flowing back into the hands of the people. Now, six months later, these first assumptions, while still valid, have been tempered with a hint of cold reality. Breaking Travel News here assesses the situation on the ground as Tunisia seeks out its future.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Tony Romer-Lee

Breaking Travel News Interview: Tony Romer-Lee

Tony Romer-Lee caused quite a stir earlier this year, outlining a number of perceived failings among the South African tourism community in an open letter to Hotel & Restaurant magazine. Here Breaking Travel News catches up with the chief executive of The Collection by Liz McGrath to get his thoughts on what needs to change for the sector to achieve its full potential.