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Power of pictures influences Facebookers’ travel plans

Social network with more than 600 million users used to exchange holiday snaps Facebook, the social network with more than 600 million users around...

Soaring commodity prices may push up hotel rates

Rising global costs of materials such as cotton to add to upward pressure You don’t have to be in the textiles business to feel...

China to build 45 new airports in five years

Emergence of high-speed rail services to compete for eager travellers China’s plan to construct 45 airports over the coming five years is designed to...

Hotels use wine to attract more guests

But they’re doing it by stressing the half-bottle instead of the full one Hotel restaurants are increasingly offering a midway choice between a glass...

Can nothing touch Thomas Cook or Tui?

Travel industry experts criticise market dominance of “big two” operators Thomas Cook and Tui are now too dominant in the market to be touched...

Asia’s newest emerging tourism destination?

Burma will attract tourists looking for authentic travel experiences Tourist arrivals in Burma, estimated to have been 300,000 in 2010, are still tiny compared...

Bloomberg: Lufthansa considering A320neo order

German airline said to be mulling order for 30 fuel-efficient aircraft Lufthansa is considering placing a USD$2.5 billion order for 30 A320neo aircraft, Airbus’...

Hoteliers consider amenities dropped during recession

Opinions differ as to industry’s biggest challenges in these uncertain times Hoteliers are considering bringing back those amenities and operational features, not to mention...

Europe’s biggest hotelier ups asset disposal

Accor aims to accelerate disposal of hotels to reduce debt problem Accor, owner of Novotel, Mercure, Sofitel, Motel 6 and other brands, says that...

Single Wi-Fi network for Norway’s airports

iPass Mobile Network provided to 46 airports across the country Almost 50 airports in Norway will be covered by the iPass Mobile Network under...