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.
Since opening in November 2008, Mexico’s Hacienda Tres Ríos Resort has rapidly established a reputation as the ultimate green retreat. It has been nominated for “Mexico & Central America’s Leading Green Hotel” at the 2010 World Travel Awards in October.
If online traveler reviews are any indication, guests of luxury five-star hotels are no more satisfied with their accommodation experience than are travelers who stay at moderate, two-star accommodation.
Nestled alongside an idyllic bay overlooked by the Aragonese watchtower, Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna is recognised as one of the finest establishments in the Mediterranean. Surrounded by lush, verdant vegetation, the property sits just two kilometres from the small town of Villasimius in the extreme south-east of the island, and offers access to a natural salt lake and a charming, white-sand beach.
In a speech this morning prime minister David Cameron argued Britain must focus on its heritage in order to attract more visitors. Breaking Travel News junior editor Chris O’Toole argues the coalition will need more than empty promises to revive the industry.
Now that airlines have struck gold with the revenue streams flowing from ancillary services, the industry may never be the same.
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, is introducing its first “all economy” class aircraft into its fleet in October 2010. The launch aims to help the fast-growing carrier deliver an even more competitive product on key short-haul routes from its Abu Dhabi home base.
With fewer than a thousand destinations afforded the prestigious honour, recognition by the UNESCO World Heritage List can catapult a national treasure to international fame. With just 21 additions to the list made this year, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at those which made the cut.
As the FCO lifts its warning against travel to Sri Lanka, Breaking Travel News junior editor Chris O’Toole assesses whether it is now safe to travel to the Indian Ocean destination.
Rapid advances in mobile technology have introduced a new medium for consumers to interact with travel companies, and the results are quickly becoming evident among European travelers.
As the social Web evolves, so too do the dynamics between consumers and marketers.
Brazil is on a roll in the build up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. But is its magic rubbing off on the rest of South America?