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Antigua and Barbuda eye medical tourism as next phase of development

Tourism is Antigua and Barbuda’s lifeblood and it is keen to develop its high-end offering to include medical and heritage tourism. Chet Greene, minister of trade, industry, commerce and consumer affairs, sports, culture and national festivals, tells Courtney Fingar of the country’s plans in these fields

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Can Saint Vincent and the Grenadines take flight as a tourism hotspot?

While Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its outstanding beauty and clear seas, the country has yet to reach its full economic potential. To this end, hopes are pinned on a new international airport, although it plans to remain non-mass market, as Courtney Fingar reports.

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Montenegro tourism minister looks to maintain high-end destination status

Montenegro's status as a high-end holiday destination has grown rapidly over the past decade. The country's minister of sustainable development and tourism, Pavle Radulović, tells Courtney Fingar how it is now seeking 'the right kind of foreign investor' to bolster its hotel offering and potentially improve the service offered by its airports.

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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 from 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?

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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