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The top 5 luxury holidays

The top 5 luxury holidays

What is your idea of a luxury holiday? The answer depends very much upon what kind of activities you like to enjoy and who you want to travel with. For some people, it is the exclusivity and seclusion of a fabulous palm-fringed beach resort, whereas others enjoy one of a range of quality package ski holidays with friends. With that in mind, let’s sneak a peek at the list of five top luxury breaks below to see which would best match your blueprint for a fantastic luxury getaway.

Top 10 days out in 2012 without breaking the bank

Top 10 days out in 2012 without breaking the bank

We are in an age of austerity and all need to be tightening our purse strings in 2012 but we still need to have fun and enjoy time with the family. Below we have listed ideas for days out in 2012 that won’t leave you broke. Eden Project - Bright Young Things arts and music showcase (28 Jan). A vibrant event showcasing young talent in the South West, including dance, photography, art, film and music. Winners from the Bright Young Things competition will be performing their work throughout the day, and under 18s can watch for free.

Rotana outlines 2012 expansion plans in the Middle East

Rotana outlines 2012 expansion plans in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi based Rotana has announced it will embark on a $750 million investment plan in 2012 designed to help the group maintain its position as the largest hotel brand in the Middle East. The hotel management group – recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Hotel Brand by the World Travel Awards - will open eight new hotels in 2012 including its first properties in Bahrain, Jordan and Oman and its second hotel in Qatar.

Coldplay return to Abu Dhabi for New Year’s Eve

Coldplay return to Abu Dhabi for New Year’s Eve

Grammy award winning indie band Coldplay will headline a special concert in Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve, following what has been a phenomenal year for the Emirate, which has is close to hitting its ambitious hotel guest target.

With unemployment at record highs and recent graduates struggling to find suitable jobs

With unemployment at record highs and recent graduates struggling to find suitable jobs

The recession, the record high unemployment, the gloom, the encroaching cold, the ever circling bouts of flu, none of it’s looking terribly inviting, particularly, one imagines, if you’re a fresh graduate. Still, not to worry, you can just pop out and get a nice job… Oh no, hang on, there’s grads fighting in pits for a chance to stack shelves. Truly, there’s never been a better time to go traveling. Adventure, warmer climates and the exotic aromas of night markets and those hammocks that swing lazily over turquoise seas. Ride out this recession far away and then ease back in when it’s all blown over: wiser, bolder and more attractive.

Qatar Executive celebrates end to successful 2011

Qatar Executive celebrates end to successful 2011

Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division, Qatar Executive, has written another chapter in its success story following a year marked by fleet expansion, the introduction of its own dedicated maintenance hangar and a significant boost of its service portfolio. In the two years since its inception, Qatar Executive has built a solid foundation for its future development, rapidly becoming a lucrative business backed by the global expertise and track record of its award-winning parent carrier, Qatar Airways.

The best holiday destinations for 2012

The rain stings your face as you lean against the bus stop, shivering while the wind whips down the street. To your relief, you see your bus and stretch out a timid hand to signal to the driver, but he can’t see you through the mist, you start to wave frantically leaning dangerously over the curb.

Tired of seeing the problems overseas and being unable to help? Time to get involved!

Tired of seeing the problems overseas and being unable to help? Time to get involved!

It can be hard to watch the endless succession of disaster and calamity that makes up our news. Sat comfortably in your arm chair it’s easy to decide that you can’t make a difference to such huge problems. The truth is that you can, and an incredible amount of positive life affirming stories just never get reported. In fact, living situations in the poorest parts of the world have been improved dramatically over the last few decades for many people and this is at least in part due to an increase in people taking time out from their busy lives to volunteer their time.

Fine dining at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

Fine dining at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

The five star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, situated on its own private 800 metre, palm lined beach, overlooking the golden shores of the Arabian Gulf, is considered the Middle East’s Leading Golf Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards. Renowned for its relaxed holiday atmosphere, guests are offered the option to stay in one of two beachfront hotels - the recently refurbished Palm Tree Court & Spa and the original Jebel Ali Hotel.

Breaking Travel News Interview: Yas Viceroy general manager Heiner Werdeling

Breaking Travel News Interview: Yas Viceroy general manager Heiner Werdeling

In many senses it has been a year of change at Yas, with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts taking over the management of the property and a host of enhancements coming on stream. New general manager Heiner Werdeling joined in June, taking over the leadership of what is already considered the World’s Leading New Hotel by the World Travel Awards. Here he joins Breaking Travel News to discuss what the future holds for this iconic property.