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If you want to keep up with travel industry news and all the latest developments in the holiday industry, then how’s this for a blog? Travel Business News is both a holidaymaker’s guide and a travel business resource for those interested in the industry. Want to find out which exotic and closer to home destinations UK airlines are flying to this summer? Or where you

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Sydney Airport launches BizTweet flight information service

Sydney Airport has launched an innovative new service offering tailored, real time flight information to passengers via social media to further enhance the customer experience.

The airport has partnered with software provider TIC, whose BizTweet platform connects passengers with airports through social media.

Passengers flying to or from Sydney Airport can keep up to date with the latest flight information by tweeting their flight number to @flySYD

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Sykes Cottages Reports 32% Increase in Domestic Holiday Bookings

Brits are going crazy for staycations according to Sykes Cottages, who have announced a 32% increase on domestic holiday bookings in January 2017 versus last year.

The Lake District in particular is proving popular with customers, with bookings up 67%. Wales is following closely with a 40% increase.

Graham Donoghue, CEO at Sykes Cottages said: “We’re seeing holidays in the UK fly off the shelf this January

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Worldhotels welcomes 6 new hotels to it’s global portfolio

Worldhotels is welcoming six new hotels to its global portfolio. From a city hotel in Madrid, to a spa hotel in Beijing, these new Worldhotels provide authentic guest experiences for both leisure and business travelers.

Hotel Villa Real, Madrid, Spain

 

The elegant and sophisticated Hotel Villa Real is housed in a classic 19th-century property, opposite the Congress of Deputies. Ancient artifacts from Roman and Syrian history

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Munich Airport to become Germany’s first carbon-neutral airport

Munich Airport will become Germany’s first airport to achieve carbon-neutral operations. The governing bodies of the airport operating company adopted a resolution to approve this ambitious target at their meetings today. It states that the CO2 emissions directly attributable to the airport’s operations will be reduced by 60 percent by 2030. The remaining 40 percent will take the form of carbon offsets. These are to be generated

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Warm weather and private accommodation – Vida Villas in Mallorca

A relaxing holiday is one where you have the comfort and privacy at home while being away and enjoying different cultures, food and a dream like weather.

What is our destination? The Balearic island of Mallorca. Sun, fun and vacation planning is done. What can be better than eloping on an island for a vacation? You can bring your family, your friends or your

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Travel Marketing’s report on online buying habits of holiday makers

Travel Marketing – the new digital marketing service from specialists Speedie Consultants Limited – and aimed at hotels, tourist boards and online travel agents has published their first report into the online buying habits of holiday makers.

  The survey reveals that:

  90% of people book a holiday online
  More than three-quarters (78%) primarily use an online travel comparison site when booking a holiday
  An almost

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Cruise Critic reveals winners of Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

Eastern Caribbean St Maarten photo credit cruise critic member terre

Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise review site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards name the best cruise destinations of the year – across 15 regions around the world – based entirely on reviews posted to the Cruise Critic website.

“A cruise isn’t just about the ship – picking the right itinerary is

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Rickshaw Travel gives advice on having an authentic travel experience in Thailand

Recent news of one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands – Ko Tachai – closing due to ‘excessive tourism’ has sparked questions on whether it is still possible for travellers to experience the country without heavily impacting the environment. 

This news comes 20 years on from the release of Alex Garland’s cult novel ‘The Beach’ which inspired mass wanderlust to Thailand’s turquoise shores. It seems travellers are

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New statistics show Iceland sees substantial growth in tourism

Iceland Ragnheidur Elin Arnadóttir Minister of Industry and Commerce

Iceland’s growth strategy in the tourism industry has become a benchmark for the global tourism industry. It reflects, amongst other things, the results of Iceland utilizing the opportunity that presented itself through the unexpected volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 that “shut down” Europe and Iceland for days. The tourism industry used the volcanic eruptions as an opportunity to create a global campaign called “Inspired

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HIP Hotels relaunches as portfolio of the world’s most desirable hotels

Three visionaries and a dream: to convert a travel experience into a profound travel and experiential platform. This the premise for the relaunch of HIP Hotels, one of the most recognised travel brands boasting a portfolio of the world’s most desirable hotels, known as Highly Individual Places; hotels we all want to find. A remote ancient monastery in Umbria, a hotel on a par with

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