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Visa requirements in Africa hamper trade and job creation

TUNIS-BELVEDERE, Tunisia - "Africa is one of the regions in the world with the highest visa requirements.

Aid for trade: perspectives on progress and the way forward

Nobel prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph Stiglitz, has called for enshrining of a “Right to Trade” in the global trading regime as a new initiative to help trade performance of the world’

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

Latin American leaders say region should boost trade and investment

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Latin America must address pressing economic and social challenges to ensure that it can attract the trade and investment it needs to drive growth, government leaders stres

Turkey: the key to Europe’s future

(eTN) - The EU is Turkey’s number one trade partner, with Turkish exports and imports between 46 to 39 percent.

Court rebukes US Department of Commerce on anti-China tariffs

Bills to punish China for not revaluing the yuan get lots of press attention, but the real protectionist damage to US-China trade in recent years has come from old-fashioned antidumping and countervai

Vietnam wants to move away from traditional markets

HA NOI — Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade wants to move the nation away from traditional markets to a modern retail distribution system, accounting for 40 per cent of the total retail trade

Chinese VP: Unbalanced recovery better than balanced recession

CHENGDU, China - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan warned yesterday that the global economy was in a grim state while the visiting US commerce secretary said China would be spending US$1.7 trillion on

Taj Hotels launches training program for travel agents

MUMBAI, India - Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has launched the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Specialist Program, developed in conjunction with Travel Agent Custom Solutions, the most comprehensive t

Mauritian Vice Prime Minister signs Double Taxation Agreement while in Seychelles

The Double Taxation Agreement between Mauritius and Seychelles was signed on the March 11, 2005.

ASEAN ambassadors visiting India to boost tourism, trade

IMPHAL, India - Ambassadors of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states are visiting the northeastern states to explore prospects of tourism and trade and to enhance people to

Nightmarish African air travel hinders tourism growth

DAKAR — Flying in Africa -- then fasten your seatbelt, grit your teeth and hope for the best.

Wildlife trade thrives in Baghdad due to lack of government regulation

BAGHDAD – A dozen fluffy white kittens with piercing blue eyes frolic in a wire cage, perched perilously atop a pen containing two African lion cubs.

Karibu tourism trade fair bookings now open

It was learned last week that space bookings for the region’s most important tourism trade show, held annually in Arusha, Tanzania, are now on again and can be made on the web or directly by email t

Juba to host Ugandan trade fair

A dedicated trade show for Ugandan products and services will be held in Juba, southern Sudan from February 10 to 14, supported and organized by the Uganda Export Promotion Board.

Uganda at FITUR

A delegation of tourism business operators will be led by the Uganda Tourist Board to the main Spanish tourism trade show FITUR, which takes place in Madrid between January 20 and 24.

Tourism industry meets again at FITUR 2010

The 30th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR, will take place between January 20-24, 2010.

No ivory trade concessions says Kenya

The Kenyan government has already given clear indication that they will not budge from their policy of a complete prohibition of trade in ivory and related products during the next CITES conference du

Myanmar, Indonesia to boost trade, tourism cooperation

YANGON - Entrepreneurs from Myanmar and Indonesia have met in Yangon recently to seek cooperation in boosting trade and tourism, the local Popular News reported Thursday.

Tampa has a thirst for Cuba trade, travel

TAMPA - In the minds of many, ties between Tampa and Cuba were among the strongest in Florida before the Castro-led revolution's impact on U.S. politics, trade and travel.

First Cuba Trade Expo Conference to focus on current US-Cuba business...

The Cuba Trade Expo (www.CubaTradeExpo.com) organizers today announced updates to their roster of experts and industry leaders set to participate in this year’s conference, which will take place in

How airlines play the aviation slot machine

European airlines have asked authorities to drop a rule forcing them to use landing and take-off slots at least 80 percent of the time so that they can slash flight volumes during the economic downtur

Iran to create ME largest trade, tourist center by 2010

TEHRAN – The largest commercial, recreational and tourist complex throughout the Middle East named Khalij-e Fars (the Persian Gulf), costing some 500 million dollars will be inaugurated by the early 2010 in the city of Shiraz, southern Iran, said the managing director of the project on Saturday.