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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.

Starwood shines bright at World Travel Awards

Starwood shines bright at World Travel Awards

The Westin Grand Cape Town has taken the title of “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Hotel” at the 2010 World Travel Awards Ceremony, whilst Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa walked away with the awards for “Africa’s Leading Luxury Hotel”, “Africa’s Leading Spa Resort” and “South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort”.

Mantis raises the bar

Mantis raises the bar

South Africa’s Mantis Collection has consolidated its position as one of the world’s leading luxury hospitality brands by walking away with two top prizes at the World Travel Awards in Johannesburg. BTN finds out more about the group’s unique collection of worldwide properties.

Tombstone Mentality: Innovation in Aviation

Tombstone Mentality: Innovation in Aviation

Plane crashes are almost always immediately followed by aviation defenders reiterating their mantra that flying is the safest way to travel. But how did aviation evolve from a daredevil adventure for pioneers like Charles Lindberg to become the mass transportation system of choice? Chris O’Toole takes a look.

A journey of hope for a new South Africa

A journey of hope for a new South Africa

Alexandra, “the Mother of all Townships”, holds a treasured place in South Africa’s apartheid history. Breaking Travel News visited there as part of Fifa’s Football for Hope Festival.