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Marx Beltrão

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.

Ras Al Khaimah

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.

PPP for Brazil’s parks and recreation

Brazil’s interim government plans to put out to tender the maintenance and running of many national parks as part of a major public-private partnership drive, which includes many infrastructure projects. Jason Mitchell reports.

Global tourism by John Holcroft

How global tourism growth is triggering a new wave of investment promotion

The travel industry is an important driver of both regional and national economic development in many countries. Unlocking its untapped potential could boost its economic significance still further, which is where IPAs come in, writes Cecilia Pasquinelli.

Indonesia tourism

Indonesia looks for tourism investment lift

Indonesia's tourism figures are largely disappointing, given its picturesque beaches and spectacular landscapes. Much of this can be put down to the country's poor infrastructure, something the government is looking to address in the hope of doubling the number of holidaymakers coming to the country by 2020. Natasha Turak reports.

The first US to Cuba cruise ship

US thaw leaves Cuba primed to compete for FDI

As relations between Cuba and the US warm up, the Caribbean’s largest island is keen to land foreign investment in order to fund development. Courtney Fingar reports on its ambitious programme to boost tourism.

Seychelles

The Seychelles: mixing beauty and business

The Seychelles is not only an idyllic tourist destination, it is also an increasingly attractive location in which to do business, thanks to its impressive IT infrastructure, high literacy rates and favourable tax policies. 

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Dubai lays out extended tourist welcome mat

Dubai's government has set ambitious new targets for its tourism sector. Hitting them will mean overcoming both domestic and global challenges, including the fluctuating price of real estate in the emirate and the falling price of oil, which is impacting Dubai's business environment.

Global tourist numbers up in 2014: UNWTO

According to an annual report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourist numbers have increased by more than 30 million in the first eight months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

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