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The Ancillary Services Goldmine

The Ancillary Services Goldmine

Now that airlines have struck gold with the revenue streams flowing from ancillary services, the industry may never be the same.

Etihad launches “all economy” service

Etihad launches “all economy” service

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, is introducing its first “all economy” class aircraft into its fleet in October 2010. The launch aims to help the fast-growing carrier deliver an even more competitive product on key short-haul routes from its Abu Dhabi home base.

UNESCO World Heritage List 2010

With fewer than a thousand destinations afforded the prestigious honour, recognition by the UNESCO World Heritage List can catapult a national treasure to international fame. With just 21 additions to the list made this year, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at those which made the cut.

Mobile Gains Momentum with European Travelers

Mobile Gains Momentum with European Travelers

Rapid advances in mobile technology have introduced a new medium for consumers to interact with travel companies, and the results are quickly becoming evident among European travelers.

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.