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A History of the Travel Personality of the Year Award

A History of the Travel Personality of the Year Award

14 March 2011 Focus

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.

World Travel Awards winners celebrate at ITB Berlin

World Travel Awards winners celebrate at ITB Berlin

11 March 2011 Focus

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.

Virgin Atlantic announces recruitment drive

Virgin Atlantic announces recruitment drive

11 March 2011 Airline News

It may be up for sale, but that hasn’t dampened spirits at Virgin Atlantic, with the airline confirming a recruitment drive today. In total Virgin Atlantic – recognised by the World Travel Awards as offering the World’s Leading Airline Business Class – hopes to create 350 cabin crew roles and 50 pilot posts, with a further 50 jobs added at head office.

Joburg Tourism celebrates at ITB Berlin

Joburg Tourism celebrates at ITB Berlin

While thousands of visitors thronged through the gates of ITB Berlin, Johannesburg Tourism Company was taking a more relaxed approach, hosting an invitation only event at the South African embassy. Guests were treated to presentations from leading members of the organisation, including JTC chief executive Lindiwe Kwele, as the destination recounted the successes of 2010 and look forward to the coming year.

Visitor numbers rocket in Dubai

Visitor numbers rocket in Dubai

Dubai has reported a strong surge in interest as the United Arab Emirate continues to recover from the global economic slump. Releasing its latest figures earlier, Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing confirmed destination had hosted 8.3 million international guests in 2010, a 9.4 per cent increase over 2009.

BTN Spotlight: Kapil Chopra, Oberoi Hotels

BTN Spotlight: Kapil Chopra, Oberoi Hotels

28 February 2011 Focus

This March sees the most eagerly anticipated hotel opening in 2011, with the Oberoi Gurgaon set to bring an entirely new level of luxury to Delhi. BTN talks to Kapil Chopra, Senior Vice President, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.

Resurgent cruise lifts Caribbean to pre-crisis levels

Resurgent cruise lifts Caribbean to pre-crisis levels

28 December 2010 Focus

A resurgent cruise industry has lifted the Caribbean’s travel and tourism industry back to pre-recessionary levels, according to the latest statistics from the CTO. St Lucia, which was voted “World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 2010 World Travel Awards, registered a double-digit growth in arrivals.

Inter Milan win World Club Cup in Abu Dhabi

Inter Milan win World Club Cup in Abu Dhabi

19 December 2010 Focus

FC Internazionale Milano have won the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2010, maintaining Europe’s recent stranglehold on the title with a convincing 3-0 win over TP Mazembe Englebert at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium. Hosted by Abu Dhabi, the tournament brings to a close a fine year for the emirate.