fDi Markets Newswire:

Highest ever number of tourists in 2017

International tourist arrivals reached a total of 1.32 billion in 2017, a new record.

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Polis mayor offers warm reception in tourism hotspot

The Cypriot town of Polis Chrysochous is attracting a growing number of tourists. But mayor Yiotis Papachristofi is seeking more foreign investment.

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Albania tourism minister seeks 'normal' status

Albania's tourism minister speaks to fDi about his plans for the sector and his hopes of EU membership for the country.

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El Salvador seeks to ride an investment wave

Not satisfied with a tourism industry largely built around surfing, El Salvador is hoping its hard-won political stability and skilled workforce can help the country become a future investment magnet. Michael Deibert reports.

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Carnival CEO seeks to keep both locals and tourists happy

Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world's largest travel leisure company, tells Jacopo Dettoni how the company is dealing with growing malcontent of local communities, new technologies and the unstoppable rise of Chinese tourism. 

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Grape expectations: how Bordeaux went from 'Sleeping Beauty' to FDI hotspot

Bordeaux enjoys the many tourists and the association with quality that its eponymous wine brings, but the French city is busy developing business clusters in other sectors – and is attracting plenty of investment, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

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UNWTO secretary-general puts employment first

Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of the UN World Tourism Organization, talks to Courtney Fingar about job creation and identifying the latest tourism hotspots. 

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Will legal shake-up bring investment and tourism rewards for Albania?

With massive potential in the tourism and energy sectors, Albania is ripe for development. But first it must weed out corruption in the legal system and the property sector, writes Jason Mitchell.

US remains world’s biggest tourism market: WTTC

World Travel & Tourism Council research shows that both the US and UK tourism sectors achieved solid performances in 2017, however political uncertainty and rising competition from other markets pose future long-term challenges. Timothy Conley reports.

Osaka presses ahead with urban regeneration plans

Several large-scale urban development projects are underway in Osaka to cater to a growing population living downtown and boost the city’s status as a business destination and knowledge hub

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