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Arrivals board

Tourism's green gold rush

The tourism industry’s growth has evolved beyond simply increasing visitor numbers. Countries prioritising a sustainable agenda could become the new investment magnets, provided initiatives are responsibly managed, as Jason Mitchell discovers.

Craig Smith, Marriott

View from the C-Suite: Marriott finds Marriott finds China's middle ground

Craig Smith, Marriott International managing director for Asia-Pacific, explains to Natasha Turak how the hotel chain is using local expertise – such as a link up with Alibaba – to make the most of the Chinese middle class's love of travel.

Camillo Gonsalves

Saint Vincent and Grenadines carves its own niche in the Caribbean

Camillo Gonsalves, minister of economic planning, sustainable development, information, industry and labour for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, tells Courtney Fingar about the challenges faced by a multi-island economy and new measures to encourage investment in the Caribbean country.

Gari Capelli

Tourism minister hopes Croatia becomes a country for all seasons

Gari Cappelli, Croatia’s minister of tourism, tells Courtney Fingar how the sector contributes to the country’s economy and how Croatia plans to become an all-seasons destination for foreign visitors.

Costa Rica tourism

Americas tourism ministers reveal sustainability plans

Jason Mitchell talks to the tourism chiefs of Jamaica, Argentina and Costa Rica on their plans to preserve, boost and expand their respective sectors.

Hilton

Hilton plans for long African stay

Hotel group Hilton is planning a major push into sub-Saharan Africa, which involves the opening of about 100 hotels over five years and includes conversions and new-builds in the mix. Wendy Atkins reports.

Martin Kaspar

View from Europe: Mallorca anti-tourism protests should spark concern

Spanish demonstrations against tourism are a cause for concern as the sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, and a major job creator, writes Martin Kaspar.

Brazil moment in the sun

Brazil gets serious about tourism

Brazil's tourism sector has been riding on a high-profile wave in the past few years, following its hosting of the football World Cup and Olympic Games, and plans to double visitor numbers and triple revenue by 2022. Courtney Fingar reports.

Courtney Fingar

Inside fDi: Relying on empty rhetoric? That's unsustainable

Every organisation wants to be sustainable. It sounds good and achieving 'sustainability' is popular from the boardroom to the customer. However, says Courtney Fingar, rather than simply plastering the word all over glossy brochures, governments and investors must work out what their version of sustainability actually means.

Tourism locations of the future 2017-18 logo

fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2017/18: Thailand triumphs in inaugural awards

Thailand has topped fDi’s inaugural ranking of global tourism locations with the best potential for investment. The balmy Maldives is second, while Asian business hub Hong Kong has placed third. Cathy Mullan explores the winning locations. 

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