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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.

WTTC Summit 2011: David Scowshill, President & CEO

The WTTC Global Travel & Tourism is the most important event on the calendar for the industry’s big players. This year’s event takes on extra significance for one leader in particular – David Scowsill, who attends his first Summit as President & CEO of the WTTC.

WTTC Summit 2011 – a mouth-watering line-up of top travel speakers

WTTC Summit 2011 – a mouth-watering line-up of top travel speakers

Speakers and moderators of the highest calibre are set to take part in WTTC’s 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Las Vegas. Highlights include Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO, Expedia; media mogul Ted Turner; Christopher Rodrigues of Visit Britain; Jeff Clarke, President & CEO, Travelport; Mark Frissora, Chairman & CEO, Hertz; Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group The theme of this year’s event will be “Programme for Powering Global Growth” and includes a top line-up of speakers drawn from around the world and from many different industries and sectors.

Celebrations at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

Celebrations at the annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference

Key players from across the region have been in attendance at the 15th annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Nearly 400 delegates joined the debate, with representatives from over 23 Caribbean countries, the United States and United Kingdom all on hand to discuss the future of the industry.