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Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul – where tradition meets style

The Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul won “Europe’s Leading Business Hotel” at the 2009 World Travel Awards. Located in the heart of Istanbul’s commercial district, it offers easy access to Istanbul Atatürk International Airport whilst also being a stone’s throw from Taksim Square and the historic Old City and Grand Bazaar.

Latest Tour Operator Technology Trends

Latest Tour Operator Technology Trends

There has been a considerable growth in the number of suppliers providing e-commerce solutions, as selling online has become a ‘must-do’ activity for tour operators.  The Travel Technology Consultancy Genesys says there are no longer any excuses, and that your product is never too complex, too tailor-made or too expensive to sell online. If you cannot close the deal online there and then, you run the risk of your customer booking elsewhere.

Wellness focus: Prof. Heinz Simonitsch, Grandhotel Lienz

Wellness focus: Prof. Heinz Simonitsch, Grandhotel Lienz

Austria’s Grandhotel Lienz has opened a new wellness centre equipped with the very latest in leading edge facilities and techniques. The hotel is being spearheaded by Caribbean hospitality legend Professor Heinz Simonitsch. BTN asks his thoughts on wellness, and the secrets to launching successfully during a downturn.

BTN spotlight: Charles de Foucault, AYANA

BTN spotlight: Charles de Foucault, AYANA

Charles de Foucault is the General Manager of Bali’s incredible AYANA Resort and Spa, where sumptuous luxury blends with nature to create the ultimate escape from the stresses of modern living. So what goes into creating a resort where guests feel they are the only people on earth? BTN delves deeper.

Why Hotels Are Not Recovering Any Time Soon

Why Hotels Are Not Recovering Any Time Soon

Hotel industry performance is often predictable yet somehow still catches us by surprise. Like any other economy, the sector relies on a balance of supply and demand—do not let the flat panel TVs and fantastic beds fool you