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UNWTO report: 2017 a bumper year for tourism

The UN World Tourism Organization have published healthy figures for 2017, with Europe and South America the big winners.

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Kyrgyzstan’s deputy tourism minister dreams big

Azamat Jamankulov, Kyrgyzstan’s deputy minister of culture, tourism and information, and its head of the department of tourism, tells Courtney Fingar about his country’s opportunities for travel industry investment.

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Croatia investment chief looks to attract tourists and IT

Zdenko Lucić, managing director of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness of Croatia, talks to Courtney Fingar about the country’s growth industries of tourism and technology, and a refocus on quality investments.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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