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East Asia joins forces to tap deep regional tourism potential

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - Greater regional integration, a single visa, and across-the-board standards in the tourism sector are expected to boost trade in ASEAN by 10%-20%.

ICTP: Put green on the same page as growth for Myanmar...

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) supports Myanmar’s bold new tourism leap and calls for green growth leadership.

Young Global Leaders to meet in Yangon

YANGON, Myanmar – The Young Global Leaders, a community of the World Economic Forum that brings together some of the most promising entrepreneurial and socially engaged minds worldwide, today begins

Sustaining Latin America’s middle class requires strong economic growth

LIMA, Peru – The substantial expansion of the middle class in Latin America, where 70 million people moved out of poverty in the last decade, has been driven principally by economic growth and expan

Eighth World Economic Forum on Latin America to focus on region’s...

LIMA, Peru – In the midst of global economic uncertainty, Latin America has maintained steady levels of economic growth and financial resilience over the past decade.

Seychelles recognized as leaders in the world of tourism

On March 14, Frances Cha of CNN gives coverage of a new report, put out earlier this month by the Worl

Bolivia, Venezuela and Russia ranked world’s unfriendliest countries for tourists

When traveling, some countries just don't like you. Or at least, it can certainly feel that way.

The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 – Seychelles President’s moves...

The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 has ranked Seychelles Number One in African Travel and Tourism Competitiveness and Number 38 in the world.

UAE tourism industry ranked most competitive in region

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – A new World Economic Forum report ranked the travel and tourism industry in UAE as most competitive in the region.

UK government joins global initiative for cyber resilience

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – William J.

German Chancellor Merkel: Europe’s reforms beginning to work

DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland – In an address to participants on the second day of the 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that reforms implemented in Europe

Dubai to host first global Meeting of Regional Organizations

GENEVA, Switzerland – On 12-13 November 2012, the Government of the United Arab Emirates together with the World Economic Forum will host the inaugural Meeting of Leaders of Regional Organizations.

Prime Minister Erdogan to open first World Economic Forum on Middle...

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia will open next week in Istanbul from 4 to 6 June 2012.

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

Japanese PM: European debt crisis the greatest risk to world economy

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Interviewed by videolink from Tokyo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told a panel discussion on risk, hosted by NHK at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in

Domestic demand cushions India from global crisis

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – “The macroeconomics of India are fundamentally strong.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister promises democracy and end to discrimination

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 27 January 2012 – Speaking to participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, Tunisia’s new prime minister, Hammadi Jebali, promised that the country’s

African leaders call for greater cooperation between nations on the continent

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – African leaders called for greater market integration on the continent, the freeing-up of border controls and more coordination in developing infrastructure, with Alpha

Merkel in Davos: Dare to have more Europe

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – Europe needs to move forward with structural political reforms if it is to resolve its sovereign debt crisis and put to rest doubts about its unity and viability, Germa

Hong Kong tops WEF’s Financial Development Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hong Kong tops the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Financial Development Report 2011 for the first time, up from fourth in 2010.

World Economic Forum winds up meeting in Jordan with call for...

Dead Sea, Jordan – The World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World ended today with a call for action and radical change in the region’s mindset.

South Africa Minister of Tourism opens World Economic Forum Africa Pre-summit

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa Pre-summit was held in Cape Town, Africa, on April 28, 2011. Mr.

Rwanda wins recognition at World Economic Forum in Cape Town

(eTN) - The just-concluded World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, saw Rwanda singled out by a leading World Bank executive for their tireless efforts on conservation and to promote

Forum closes with call for action to ensure future prosperity of...

Marrakech, Morocco – The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa concluded today with participants underscoring the urgent need for action to secure the future prosperity of the reg

US continues to descend in global competitiveness ranking

BEIJING – Switzerland remains the world's most competitive economy, while the United States has fallen from second to fourth after losing the top spot last year, according to the World Economic Foru

World Economic Forum expected to boost tourism in Tanzania

TANZANIA - Tanzania is expecting to take advantage of the

World Economic Forum to include Seychelles data

In a surprise move, the World Economic Forum, best known for its annual meeting of major global personalities in Davos, Switzerland, invited the Seychelles to provide data for its 2010/11 report.

Capitalism has to be changed, French President Sarkozy says

In his opening address at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Thursday, January 27, 2010, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said that it will not be

Brazil to emerge from economic crisis sooner than most

The governor of the Central Bank of Brazil, Henrique de Campos Meirelles, has told the World Economic Forum that Brazil is expected to emerge from the current global sooner than most other countries.