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Getting the most of e-tourism in Emerging Destinations by Scott Wayne and David Sterling

Getting the most of e-tourism in Emerging Destinations by Scott Wayne and David Sterling

For destinations around the world, tourism can be a key to unlocking and stimulating growth, development and employment. It is one of the world’s most competitive and productive industries — the World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that in 2012, tourism directly contributed more than US$2 trillion to world GDP and generated at least 100 […]

Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

Nyungwe Nziza Project voted one of best tourism development projects by the British Guild of Travel Writers

On Wednesday, September 12th, the British Guild of Travel Writers conducted a first round of voting for their annual Tourism Awards. The USAID-sponsored Nyungwe Nziza Project, for which SW Associates has been a sub-contractor for the past two years, was voted as one of the three best “Overseas Projects/Attractions” by BGTW members. The overall winner […]

Rwanda Aviation Planning Further Opening Country

Rwanda Aviation Planning Further Opening Country

Rwanda is actively working to grow its tourism sector in as sustainable a way as possible and the efforts are succeeding. RwandAir’s fleet is expanding and new flights and airlines are coming. HIGHLIGHTS RwandAir adds second B737-800 to its fleet, which will provide service to Johannesburg, Dubai and Lagos. With the planned 2015 opening of […]

Whistler, Canada: Treat taxpayers like shareholders, businesses tell municipality

Whistler, Canada: Treat taxpayers like shareholders, businesses tell municipality

Taxpayers = Shareholders — a simple concept with a lot of validity that came out of a breakfast meeting at the Wild Wood Cafe in Whistler, Canada of a few local business owners. Frankly, this is the first time that I’ve seen this idea mentioned in the press. Enlighten me if you know of other […]

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism establishes Green Tourism Department

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism establishes Green Tourism Department

Egypt’s Ahram News just reported that the Ministry of Tourism is planning to emphasize and promote green tourism, particularly around Sharm el Sheikh. “Music” to this author’s ears – 23 years ago I was finishing the second edition of Lonely Planet’s Egypt and Sudan guide and had just gone scuba diving at Sharm and other […]

New Tourism Destination on the Horizon – Libya?

New Tourism Destination on the Horizon – Libya?

Libya with 2000 kms of beautiful undeveloped coastline and some of the greatest archaeological ruins on the Mediterranean, it is not surprising that the UNWTO, Euromonitor,  Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, Hilton and Jones Lang LaSalle  are all optimistic about tourism in the country. The National (of the United Arab Emirates) reported today that Libya “has long […]