fDi Markets Newswire:

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Chinese influx boost Pacific Islands' tourism coffers

Chinese and Indian tourists are providing a boon for some of the Pacific Islands. However, away form the stronger economies such as Fiji, the familiar problem of not enough top-quality hotels or long-haul flights means that the whole area is not quite reaching its full potential, as Brian Caplen discovers.

View from Asia: Outlook bright for tourism growth

The resilience of Asia-Pacific’s economy will continue to support the region’s leading performance in the tourism sector.

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On a journey: tourism takes a new turn towards sustainable development

As the UN's International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development gets under way, Sebastian Shehadi examines the investment and visitor numbers that make tourism such an important sector to many countries.

View from the Middle East and Africa: tourism importance to grow and grow

As Middle Eastern and African countries look to diversify their economies, tourism is coming to the fore. But which locations are making the most of the opportunities present?

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Inside fDi: Why the tourism industry is finally going places

As protectionist policies prevail in many global economies, Courtney Fingar provides a timely reminder that the world is getting smaller in other ways, as shown by the rise to prominence of tourism in recent years.

Apps to dominate 2017 travel trends

While the full effect of Brexit is yet to be felt, the travel industry is making bullish predictions for 2017, buoyed by new trends such as combining business trips with holidays and increased use of mobile and online apps. Timothy Conley reports.

European cities top hotel investor wish lists

European destinations lead the way in a recent confidence survey on hotels, while EMEA yields are squeezed. Timothy Conley reports.

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Can Latam tourism live up to its potential?

Littered with Unesco World Heritage Sites and areas of natural beauty, Latin America should be a leading global tourism destination. However, as Jason Mitchell discovers, the region's image problem and poor connectivity are putting off both holidaymakers and would-be investors alike.

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Brazil tourism minister looks to seize on Olympic momentum

Brazil’s minster of tourism, Marx Beltrão, tells Courtney Fingar how the country plans to keep visitor numbers high after its hosting of the Olympics and the World Cup.

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UAE's Ras Al Khaimah plans hotel expansion as tourism drive pays off

A concerted campaign has seen Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE boost visitor numbers significantly, especially from the UK. Now it must ensure it has enough capacity to house all of its new arrivals, as Natasha Turak reports.

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