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IATA 2011: Sustainable profit holds key to future of aviation

IATA 2011: Sustainable profit holds key to future of aviation

Sustainable profit is the key to future success of global aviation, according to head of the International Air Transport Association. Speaking at the aviation body’s 67th AGM in Singapore, Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani called upon the industry to build a sustainable future based on renewed leadership, continuous innovation, and co-operation.

New York icon joins Mantis Collection

New York icon joins Mantis Collection

New York’s iconic Sherry Netherland Hotel has joined the exclusive hospitality brand Mantis Collection. BTN looks at this spectacular property and how Mantis, from humble beginnings, has grown into one of the world’s most respected hospitality brands.

Dubai hospitality enters golden era

Dubai hospitality enters golden era

Hot on the heels of hosting the incredibly successful World Travel Awards in May when it was voted “Middle East’s Leading Destination”, Dubai has reported that its hotel industry has enjoyed strong growth for the first quarter of 2011.

Cape Town: star of new James Bond novel

The latest James Bond novel is set in Cape Town, voted Africa’s Leading Destination by World Travel Awards. The Mother City’s unique mix of cosmopolitan urban landscape against the backdrop of its remarkable natural beauty makes it the perfect setting for a Bond film.

Qatar – the rising star of tourism

Qatar – the rising star of tourism

The FIFA 2022 World Cup may be a decade away but its host Qatar is already embarking on a hospitality programme that will transform it into one of the world’s most exciting destinations. BTN takes a look at the tiny nation with grand plans.

The Milestone – London’s exclusive boutique retreat

The Milestone – London’s exclusive boutique retreat

The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most anticipated shows in the London calendar and a favourite of Prince Charles. But the celebrated flower show is just one of a host of top events taking place in the capital over the spring and summer. BTN takes at The Milestone, a delightful five-star retreat located close to the action.

Business tourism flocks to Joburg

Business tourism flocks to Joburg

Having recently returned from a delegate boosting trip to St Petersburg, Russia for the CIC Conservation and Hunting Congress - scheduled to take place in Johannesburg in 2012 - the Johannesburg Tourism Company’s Convention & Events Bureau (CEB) has announced a string of successful bids awarded, with estimated economic benefit to the city of more than R200 million.