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China luxury hospitality spotlight

China luxury hospitality spotlight

Exciting things are happening in China’s luxury hospitality market with a raft of new openings scheduled for this year. Here Breaking Travel News calls in to take a look.

A History of the Travel Personality of the Year Award

A History of the Travel Personality of the Year Award

The leading personalities of travel and tourism will be keeping a close eye on the soon-to-be-announced shortlist for the 2011 World Travel Awards Travel Personality of the Year. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at the illustrious history of the award.

Joburg off to flying start in 2011

Joburg off to flying start in 2011

Johannesburg has been celebrating a flying start to 2011 an ITB Berlin, with the destination now looking forward to an increasingly successful 2011. Summer got off to a busy start, with the Joburg Tourism Company’s summer destination activation campaign - Rediscover Joburg - designed to support and showcase the broad range of lifestyle options available coming on stream.

World Travel Awards winners celebrate at ITB Berlin

World Travel Awards winners celebrate at ITB Berlin

Winners of the prestigious World Travel Awards have been celebrating their success at ITB Berlin, with Leading Hotels of the World chief among them. Europcar, Etihad Airways, and TDIC Abu Dhabi were also on hand as Breaking Travel News caught up with the lucky few.

Adventure tourism comes under spotlight at ITB Berlin

Adventure tourism comes under spotlight at ITB Berlin

Adventure tours and eco-tourism are among the fastest growing markets in the tourism sector, a trend accurately mirrored by events at ITB Berlin. In the Trends & Events Hall (4.1) a total of 123 tour operators, tourism boards and organisations representing 31 countries are presenting their latest Adventure Eco, Youth Travel and Economy Accommodation products.

Travel Activities: What Drives Advance Booking?

Travel Activities: What Drives Advance Booking?

When it comes to planning a leisure trip, not all travel activities are created equal. In the landscape of in-destination activities, attractions, events and tours, some activities are much more important to travelers than others

Key themes in global hotel industry top agenda at ITB Berlin

Key themes in global hotel industry top agenda at ITB Berlin

The hotel industry is currently tremendous upheaval, with travelllers increasingly demanding services which are flexible tailored specifically to their needs, while there has also been a noticeable shift in focus toward eco-sustainability and the importance of increased networking due to the influence of social media. These are just some of the latest trends which are being examined the 6th ITB Hospitality.

ITB Berlin campaigns for children

ITB Berlin is campaigning for children’s rights and will sign a code of conduct pledging to protect children against sexual exploitation in tourism later this week. All week events will focus on activities which will inform exhibitors and visitors about the dangers children are exposed to and which will call upon them to protect children’s rights.

In from the cold: The hotels of Berlin

In recent years, Berlin has developed into a major city break destination, attracting a large number of national and international leisure and business travellers. As ITB Berlin opens, and the world’s tourism professionals descend upon the city, BTN takes a look at some of the latest hotel openings.

Expansion for the Spa Industry – Into Health Care

Expansion for the Spa Industry – Into Health Care

You do not need to be a prognosticator to see this next stage and evolution in expansion for the Spa Industry. We have witnessed the evolution, originally for the indulgent, now for everyone. Health, attention, presentation, esteem, and, yes, still some indulgence - holistic, if you will. No longer that elite and remote location, Spas have partnered with or been created by hotels and resorts, providing new revenue streams and marketing advantages for Lodging operations. The next transformation is so obvious - Health Care Centers and Hospitals.