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Guyana to promote domestic tourism

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The promotion of Domestic Tourism is high on the agenda for the tourism ministry this year.

Indonesia to boost development of Bali national tourism strategic areas

The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is to conduct elaborate studies on the further development of Sanur in Denpasar, Batur in Bangli regency and Menjangan in Buleleng regency, as the three natio

SETE event to focus on developing South Africa as sports tourism...

Shaping and advancing South Africa's development as a sports tourism destination, the National Sports Tourism Steering committee's presentation of its 17 year strategy will identify the key internatio

ASEAN: Singapore offers best environment for tourism development

Singapore offers the most attractive environment among ASEAN countries for developing the travel and tourism (T&T) sector, according to the ASEAN Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2012 released

UN Conference underscores vital role of tourism

The theme of UNCTAD XIII, “Development-Centered Globalization: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development,” focuses on how the global economy can spread its benefits more inclusively

China plans to develop tourism on Xisha Islands

BEIJING, China - China is mapping out a plan for developing tourism on the Xisha Islands, an official said.

Oman aims to attract 12 million visitors before 2020

MUSCAT, Oman — Two tenders worth RO 24 million were awarded this month by the Tender Board for the construction of Khasab Hotel in the Governorate of Musandam and a hotel in Jabal al Akhdar.

35 tourist sites to be developed during India’s 12th Plan

MANGALORE, India - India's Ministry of Tourism plans to develop 35 destinations in the country during the 12th Plan.

President Martelly: Haiti to be promoted as tourist destination

"We no longer want handouts, we want to promote Haiti," declared last weekend the President of the Republic, Michel Martelly, specifying that the name of Haiti should no longer only be associated with

Costa Rica to create Caribbean tourism hub with record investment

The Costa Rican government is aiming to develop a quiet stretch of its Caribbean coast into a tourism mecca with the biggest investment of its kind in the country’s history.

Bahrain authorizes $3.97 billion in industrial projects

MANAMA, Bahrain - More than BD1.5 billion, or $3.97 billion, in industrial projects have been approved by Bahrain's government since 2009, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr.

Minister: Kashmir to unveil 22 new tourist destinations

Srinagar - Maintaining that Geo-climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir are best suited for conventional tourism, the Minister for Tourism and Culture Mr.

Airbus and German Aerospace Center test fuel cell-powered autonomous taxiing

Airbus is strongly engaged in developing greener aircraft and increasing the eco-efficiency of its modern product line.

Crimea strives to become tourism capital of Eastern Europe

The subtropical climate together with geographic location, health-resort potential and incentives from the local government will make Crimea the tourism capital of Eastern Europe.

UN launches initiative to spur job creation for Africa’s poor

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an initiative to boost job creation through involving low-income people in Africa in business development programmes as customers, employee

ATA applauds President Obama’s directive for further advanced biofuels development

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

Singapore, Indonesia join forces in cruise tourism

Indonesia and Singapore have agreed to jointly develop cruise ship tourism in the neighbors' latest move to boost bilateral economic ties.

Grace Hotels Group expands into the wine region of Argentina

ATHENS, Greece - The Grace Hotels Group, best known for its award-winning boutique hotels on the Greek islands, has begun its expansion into the Americas with the announcement of the Grace Cafayate ho

Seychelles VP echoes call for small islands to benefit more from...

LOZHITA PALACE, Kingdom of Swaziland - Speaking at the 14th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) this week in the Swaziland, Vice P

Is Lybia aspiring to become a new Dubai?

BENGHAZI, Libya – In the outskirts of this city, Libya's second largest, row after row of sand-colored concrete apartment blocks and villas are sprouting from the desert.

Maritime highways key to African regional development

VICTORIA, Mahe - The Seychelles delegation at the 28th COMESA Council of Ministers Meeting, in Swaziland this week, has highlighted the need for regional economic communities such as COMESA to strengt

Where is Sri Lanka tourism going

Just over a year ago, I penned an article entitled “Sri Lanka Tourism - Quo Vardis” where I raised the issues and challenges Sri Lanka was facing in developing its tourism Industry.

Oman will invest $20B in tourism projects

Salalah, Oman - As temperatures soar across the Persian Gulf, one oasis is blossoming with greenery.

China develops “3D Express Coach”

China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of greenhouse gases and biggest energy consumer.

Minister: Malaysia to cooperate with China in cruise tourism development

SERI KEMBANGAN - Malaysia will consider co-operating with China to develop cruise tourism as a new tourism product, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Tourism news: India’s Gujarat to develop whale shark tourism

In an effort to develop whale shark tourism on the coast of Gujarat, the state forest department is planning to implement the Australian system of locating them by using plane and expert spotters in t

Seychelles and India, ideal partners for development

President James Michel has met with the President of India HE Smt.

Seychelles-China relations accelerate with new momentum

President James Michel has praised the continued growth and rejuvenation of Seychelles-China relations following bilateral talks with President Hu Jintao and members of the State Council in Shanghai.

Rwanda Development Board appoints new head of tourism and conservation

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has named the successor for the long-serving Rosette Rugamba, who after 7 years at the helm of the first