Seychelles

The Seychelles: mixing beauty and business

The Seychelles is not only an idyllic tourist destination, it is also an increasingly attractive location in which to do business, thanks to its impressive IT infrastructure, high literacy rates and favourable tax policies. 

Hotels - staying power

Defying a downturn: the hotel companies that are scaling up

The hotels and tourism sector has been hit hard by the global financial crisis but, finds Michal Kaczmarski, some companies are still expanding, with opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region proving particularly enticing.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Dubai lays out extended tourist welcome mat

Dubai's government has set ambitious new targets for its tourism sector. Hitting them will mean overcoming both domestic and global challenges, including the fluctuating price of real estate in the emirate and the falling price of oil, which is impacting Dubai's business environment.

Global tourist numbers up in 2014: UNWTO

According to an annual report by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, tourist numbers have increased by more than 30 million in the first eight months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Keeping Kuala Lumpur moving as tourists flock in

Kuala Lumpur is the eighth most visited city globally, with tourists flocking to attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers. However, concerns over the city's inadequate transport networks are frequently voiced, something local officials are rectifying with a series of new projects.

Africa ministers

Resilience reigns: African ministers intent on overcoming adversities

Facing challenges ranging from security threats to economic instability, ministers from Kenya, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe explain how they are working to remove barriers to future economic growth in their countries and implementing positive changes for future generations.

Iceland Blue Lagoon

Prepared and balanced: Iceland looks to learn the lessons of the past

Iceland's economic meltdown of 2008 made the country synonymous with the global recession at the time. However, with a cautious recovery now under way – thanks in no small part to a tourism boom – there is a determination in the country to ensure that this growth is better balanced, and it is looking to foreign investment to achieve this.

Putting the diaspora to work

Bringing it back home: putting the diaspora to work

A diaspora has long been an invaluable source of income to those in developing countries. But channelling this capital into public projects that will benefit the country in the long term is a difficult task, and one which only a few are experiencing notable success in.

Bank of Cyprus

From ruin to riches: Cyprus's remarkable turnaround

Within the space of two years, Cyprus has gone from being one of Europe's crisis countries to now having many causes for optimism, with its banks back in international favour and the island's tourism market showing a marked uptick.

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir

Iceland's industry minister looks to rebuild country's reputation

Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Iceland's minister of industry and commerce, tells Courtney Fingar about how the country is fighting back after its very public financial crash, and looks ahead to its capital controls being lifted.

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