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IPAs taking their eyes off the tourism prize

IPAs taking their eyes off the tourism prize

Targeting sectors is widely considered good practice among investment promotion agencies, but a World Bank study shows that many claims of sector prioritisation in the tourism sector are hollow, as a worrying number of IPAs lack any real expertise in the sector.

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

A healthy potential

Cyprus's healthy potential

Cyprus, already well known as a tourist destination, is now branching out in terms of the services it can offer travellers, from a casino and golf courses to medical tourism. 

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Mauritius looks beyond tourism revenues

Falling visitor numbers from Europe demonstrated to Mauritius the importance of diversifying its economy beyond tourism. Enticing film-makers and developing Port Louis as a trade hub are just two of the ways in which the country’s finance minister hopes to achieve this.

Can Indonesia be a money magnet once more

Can Indonesia be a money magnet once more?

Indonesia’s investment boom has continued amid declining investor confidence and slipping GDP growth. But as the presidential election looms, what are the country’s prospects?

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Albania PM: country ready to do business

Albania's new government has set about ridding the country of its reputation for corruption and demonstrating to investors from the western Balkans and beyond that it is very much open for business, its prime minister Edi Rama says.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

Trinidad and Tobago looks to play to its natural strengths

Trinidad and Tobago looks to play to its natural strengths

Concerned about an over-reliance on its oil and gas industries, the Trinidad and Tobago government is working to highlight its other strengths to would-be investors, with a particular emphasis being placed on its educated and highly skilled workforce.

Stelios plans steady journey for 'easy' empire

The man simply known as 'Stelios' tells fDi why Cyprus should concentrate on its strengths as a tourist destination as it recovers from its banking crisis, and why his 'easy' empire will continue on the slow and steady path to growth.

Kenya's tourism industry braced for decline

Kenya's reputation as a safe tourist destination has been damaged by the recent terrorist attack in the country's capital, Nairobi.

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