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The Top round up of holiday 2010

The Top round up of holiday 2010

2010 ended with a bang at online travel retailer lowcostholidays.com. With yearly sales up 75% and annual site visits up 96% it looks like lowcostholidays is due to smash its already impressive ranking as the Sunday Times Virgin 100 20th fastest growing companies 2009.

Jamaica Meetings Expo 2011 takes shape

Jamaica Meetings Expo 2011 takes shape

Caribbean holiday destination Jamaica will head to the office to do some work in June, with the JAMEX scheduled to arrive at Secrets St James in Montego Bay. Already world famous for its sun, sea and sand culture, the island will showcase its formal side, with visitors offered an ideal opportunity to learn examine the Meetings, Incentive, Conference and Event facilities on the island.

London Fashion Week kicks off

London Fashion Week kicks off

London Fashion Week 2011 has kicked off at Somerset House with assembled British and international buyers keen to see what the season has to bring. The event runs until February 22nd, with a menswear day concluding LFW 2011 on Wednesday 23rd.

Travelers Spend More on Activities than Cruises, Packages or Car Rentals

Travelers Spend More on Activities than Cruises, Packages or Car Rentals

The U.S. travel activities market totaled nearly US$27 billion in 2009, making it almost twice as large as the car rental segment, according to a new PhoCusWright report. While less than one third of all travel activities, events, attractions and tours were booked online in 2009, a growing aggregator network and advancements in technology and commercial models will power significant growth in advance bookings and online distribution.

Qantas profits rise Four-fold despite Jumbo grounding

Qantas profits rise Four-fold despite Jumbo grounding

Qantas has shrugged off a series of safety problems with its fleet of A380s to post a four-fold increase half-yearly profits. Improved corporate and leisure bookings lifted the Australian flag carrier’s net profits to A$241m, up $183 million from $58 million on the previous December.

Jozi gears up for Meetings Africa

Jozi gears up for Meetings Africa

Johannesburg’s reputation as Africa’s business capital is to be highlighted once again as the City of Gold steps up to host Meetings Africa from 21-23 February 2011. Fresh off the City success hosting FIFA 2010, Joburg Tourism Company is optimistic that this year’s expo will be the best ever, reflecting the huge gain the city has made as a business tourism destination.

Etihad launches Essential Abu Dhabi

Etihad launches Essential Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has unveiled a striking new plane livery to help promote the destination of Abu Dhabi across the world. The “Visit Abu Dhabi in 2011” livery on an Airbus A330-300 forms part of a new global marketing campaign called Essential Abu Dhabi, aimed at raising the emirate’s profile worldwide.

BTN Spotlight: Anantara Seminyak, Bali

BTN Spotlight: Anantara Seminyak, Bali

Anantara’s mastery of unassuming minimalist chic has transformed it from humble beginnings into one of the world’s most respected boutique hospitality brands. BTN caught up with Ivan Casadevall, General Manager of Anantara Seminyak, Bali to find out a few secrets behind the success of the brand.

Sports Revolution inks partnership with WSDE Sport Tourism Expo

Sports Revolution inks partnership with WSDE Sport Tourism Expo

Sports Revolution, the largest media rights owner in UK football stadia advertising, has signed a partnership agreement with WSDE Sport Tourism Expo 2011, the only global exhibition dedicated to showcasing the booming $600 billion a year Sport Tourism market.