Healthy growth of international tourism in first half of 2011

All world regions have seen sustained demand in international tourism, with the exception of the Middle East and north Africa.

Tourism in Tuapse: Russia's Riviera

A Mediterranean climate and stunning coastline makes Tuapse a holiday haven, yet few Westerners venture there. But as neighbouring Sochi prepares to host the 2014 Olympics and resorts throughout the region scramble to up their game, that could be about to change

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France pledges support to tourism developments in Northern Caucasus

Tourist developments in Northern Caucasus have been bolstered by the support of the French government, which is bringing money and expertise to the table. Austria looks set to lend an Alpine hand as well


Can tourism FDI develop other sectors?

Countries often look to develop their tourism sectors in the hope that it will also boost the wider economy. But do the benefits necessarily pass on to other business sectors and the community at large?

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View from the C-suite: Accor's multifaceted approach

Accor president Yann Caillère explains why traditional strategies are not viable in the hotel business. For a sector vulnerable to recession, survival depends on adapting and growing

Vietnam and Istanbul top hotel project ranking

fDi's ranking of the most attractive locations for hotel projects has  thrown up two surprise winners: Vietnam is the leading country and Istanbul tops the city list

African finance ministers

Unabashed: African finance ministers chart course to growth

Courtney Fingar interviews the finance ministers of Cape Verde, Rwanda and Senegal at the IMF-World Bank annual meetings. Read the round-up

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Sierra Leone seeks to move on from troubled past

Sierra Leone remains stuck in poverty in the wake of a catastrophic civil war. However, the west African country has great potential for foreign investment, says its trade and industry minister David Carew

Brazil goal teaser

Brazil’s long-term goal

The 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics will focus the world’s attention on Brazil. The country’s north-east in particular plans to ensure that the infrastructure and tourism legacies left by these events are built to last.


Going Dutch

Netherlands-based hotelier citizenM is getting ready to export its cool line in affordable luxury and cutting-edge construction techniques to the UK and beyond.

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