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Dusit International hotel

Dusit International rides crest of Thailand's tourist boom

Thailand's hotel and tourism industry has gone from strength to strength over the past half century and locally owned Dusit International has been well placed to take advantage of this. Opened in 1948, it has evolved from a Bangkok boutique to an international hotel chain catering for the growing number of people travelling both into and out of south-east Asia.

Luxury focus

Sharjah's high-end appeal

Sharjah is positioning itself as a safe, family-friendly holiday destination and is anticipating increased demand, particularly at the high end of the travel and leisure sector.

Will WTO membership bring FDI boom for Laos

Will WTO membership bring FDI boom for Laos?

Laos’s recent World Trade Organisation membership will make it a more viable FDI option, but will the investors come?

Macao sets its sights on a bigger jackpot

Macao sets its sights on a bigger jackpot

Macao's gaming industry has been driving the special administrative region's economy in recent years, but concerns about over-reliance have led its government to seek other streams of revenue, starting with the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions sector.

The Bahamas works on its pulling power

The Bahamas works on its pulling power

By diversifying its tourist sector and attracting visitors from the growing markets of Asia and Latin America, the Bahamas is tackling its problem of unemployment, says the country's prime minister, Perry G Christie.

Azerbaijan tourism minister looks to scale new heights

Azerbaijan tourism minister looks to scale new heights

Abulfaz Garayev is looking to build on the success of the country's hosting of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and is preparing for its first ski resort.

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Getting on board with travel and tourism

Governments across the globe are recognising the importance of nurturing and developing tourism, both as an industry in itself and as a way to improve their country's image, which can help attract investment in other sectors.

A new approach

Dubai's government initiates economic diversification

Dubai's economy has long been dependent on its real estate and tourism sectors but, in a bid to diversify, the emirate has started focusing on logistics, financial services and energy, with government-backed initiatives – including an airport city, a financial free zone and a new solar park – driving the rapid growth of each of these sectors.

Kenya 'on growth trajectory'

Kenya's permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance says 2013's elections will not shake the country's improving economy.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

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