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Interview: Sandals’ ‘Butch’ Stewart

As the pioneering founder of Sandals Resorts, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart has redefined all-inclusive luxury in the Caribbean. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with the enigmatic entrepreneur to discuss recent developments in the Caribbean and what the future holds for this most engaging of businessmen.

Joburg forges ground-breaking partnership African Bureau of Conventions

Joburg forges ground-breaking partnership African Bureau of Conventions

A ground-breaking new partnership has been formed between the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) and the African Bureau of Conventions, aimed at ensuring maximum economic growth of Johannesburg, as well as enhanced membership opportunities to local and regional businesses.

Editor’s Blog: France decides to ban the veil

France has become the first European nation to ban the wearing of face covering veils following a decision by the Senate. But with the travel sector still recovering from the recession, operators are already questioning the impact trade. Here Breaking Travel News junior editor Chris O’Toole takes a look.

Swiss hospitality at its finest

Swiss hospitality at its finest

Switzerland is synonymous with quality, reliability and hospitality. These qualities form the cornerstone of the incredible, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore, which has been nominated for “Asia’s Leading Business Hotel” in the 2010 World Travel Awards.

Jamaica leads Caribbean out of recession

Jamaica leads Caribbean out of recession

With the recovery in the Caribbean now firmly established, Jamaica has emerged as the regional leader. The luxury destination expects to welcome more visitors in 2010 than ever before, with Breaking Travel News’s Chris O’Toole here taking a look why.

India sets the scene for travel triumph

India sets the scene for travel triumph

India is set to play host to the forthcoming World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Ceremony in what is expected to be the most keenly fought competition ever.

Joburg’s endless party

Joburg’s endless party

In the wake of a lively winter season when Joburg revelled in its role as the principal host of the 2010 Football World Cup, the Joburg Tourism Company is set to sustain the positive momentum with lively spring and summer promotional campaigns, entrenching the city as a leading year-round global destination for business and leisure tourism, sporting, music, cultural and lifestyle events.