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Australia to double spending on tourism industry by 2020

The federal government is targeting investors and developers to build more hotels and resorts in cities and regions in a bid to meet the target of doubling spending in the tourism industry to $140 bil

Bartlett: Lucea tourism projects will create 3000 jobs

The upcoming expansion of tourism facilities in Jamaica's northwest will create 3,000 jobs and help attract more visitors, the government said.

Nominations open for UNWTO Ulysses Awards

Nominations are officially open for the 2011 UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ulysses Awards.

Residential projects linked to resorts approved by Cuban tourism ministry

HAVANA – Cuba has approved construction of residential projects linked to resorts, the tourism minister said Tuesday, possibly opening the door for villas that could one day ring oceanfront golf cou

Dubai World suspends African tourism projects

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The state-owned conglomerate Dubai World said Wednesday it is putting multiple projects in Africa and elsewhere on hold because of the global economic downturn.

Abu Dhabi to review tourism projects due to crunch

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi plans to review its tourism investment due to tightening credit conditions, although it will go ahead with plans to bring the Guggenheim and Louvre museums to the oil exporting r

World Bank to help Mozambique win tourism investment

MAPUTO - The World Bank's private sector lending arm will help Mozambique secure an estimated $3.1 billion worth of investments in tourism projects, Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana said on Thursday.

Dubai’s iconic projects boost its tourism industry

DUBAI - Iconic projects around Dubai belied its ambition to turn barren desert into a world class destination.The Palm Jumeirah, fanning out into the Arabian Gulf, is hailed as a symbol of Dubai's growth, innovation and vision for the future.It is one of the world's largest man-made islands, covering 560 hectares or more than 600 football fields.