Yelena Baturina confidence: Can entrepreneurship save Europe business?

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With doubt cast over European business amid east-west tensions of late, finding a business person positive about growing in this market, it’s pretty rare. The latest investment/development made by Russian entrepreneur Yelena Baturina, owner of the Grand Tirolia hotel in Kitzbuhel, Austria, bears scrutiny today, if for no other reason than shining a ray of hope on European progress.

President, or Not, Hillary Clinton Demands the Treatment

Hillary Clinton's book

If your business or organization plans on featuring former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a speaker, get ready for some steep demands. According to the New York Post, Clinton is not above demanding the Presidential Suite when she stays at hotels. The wife of former President Bill Clinton also demands to be ferried to the destination via private jet.

TUI Execs Honored by British Travel Industry Hall of Fame

Chris Browne

TUI Travel has just announced their Group Director of Sustainable Development, Jane Ashton, and Managing Director Thomson Airways, Chris Browne having been honored at the 2014 British Travel Industry Hall of Fame annual dinner. Held at the Savoy in London last night, the TUI’s Ashton was presented with the ‘Ambassador Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Travel’ and Chris Browne was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Study Reveals European Business Travellers Main Priorities

Safety, keeping in touch with friends and family, and a healthy diet were ranked among top priorities by European business travellers in a study conducted by The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and sponsored by AirPlus International. The 2013 European Business Traveller Well-Being Study also revealed European business travellers stresses and showed that they are […]

Eurovision 2013 Final Set: An Inferno of Talent

If Cezar wins - Courtesy © Erica Guilane-Nachez - Fotolia.com

The second semi-final of Eurovision 2013 took place last night in Malmo. Ten winners move forward to this weekend’s Grand Final that will reveal Europe’s best performer and song of the year. This year’s contest is loaded with more talent than any previous contest in memory, but a lot more by way of political and artistic expressiveness too.

Marina Bay Sands Hosts Branson’s “Carbon War Room”

Sir Richard Branson enjoying the view atop Sands SkyPark

One of the world’s most magnificent hotels, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands played host to Sir Richard Branson for a meetup of his Carbon War Room.
200 meters above ground at the Sands SkyPark. The media was invited to a press conference with Branson and other executives this week.