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Joburg forges ground-breaking partnership African Bureau of Conventions

Joburg forges ground-breaking partnership African Bureau of Conventions

A ground-breaking new partnership has been formed between the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the African Bureau of Conventions, aimed at ensuring maximum economic growth of Johannesburg, as well as enhanced membership opportunities to local and regional businesses.

Editor’s Blog: France decides to ban the veil

France has become the first European nation to ban the wearing of face covering veils following a decision by the Senate. But with the travel sector still recovering from the recession, operators are already questioning the impact trade. Here Breaking Travel News junior editor Chris O’Toole takes a look.

Swiss hospitality at its finest

Swiss hospitality at its finest

Switzerland is synonymous with quality, reliability and hospitality. These qualities form the cornerstone of the incredible, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore, which has been nominated for “Asia’s Leading Business Hotel” in the 2010 World Travel Awards.

Jamaica leads Caribbean out of recession

Jamaica leads Caribbean out of recession

With the recovery in the Caribbean now firmly established, Jamaica has emerged as the regional leader. The luxury destination expects to welcome more visitors in 2010 than ever before, with Breaking Travel News’s Chris O’Toole here taking a look why.

India sets the scene for travel triumph

India sets the scene for travel triumph

India is set to play host to the forthcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony in what is expected to be the most keenly fought competition ever.

Joburg’s endless party

Joburg’s endless party

In the wake of a lively winter season when Joburg revelled in its role as the principal host of the 2010 Football World Cup, the Joburg Tourism Company is set to sustain the positive momentum with lively spring and summer promotional campaigns, entrenching the city as a leading year-round global destination for business and leisure tourism, sporting, music, cultural and lifestyle events.

Michael Jackson alive and living in Dubai?

Footage claiming to show Michael Jackson stepping out a coroner’s van after his death is being seized upon by conspiracy theorists who believe that the King of Pop is still alive and kicking. Two months on from the day the world was rocked by the death of our greatest pop superstar, where might Jacko be now if he really did stage his own demise?

Phuket leads Thai tourism revival

Phuket leads Thai tourism revival

Thailand’s tourism jewel of Phuket is leading the country’s dramatic tourism revival. In November the paradise island will be marking its arrival on the global sport tourism arena with opening of the groundbreaking Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club. BTN finds out more.