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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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Can Latam tourism live up to its potential?

Littered with Unesco World Heritage Sites and areas of natural beauty, Latin America should be a leading global tourism destination. However, as Jason Mitchell discovers, the region's image problem and poor connectivity are putting off both holidaymakers and would-be investors alike.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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