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Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

More than 300 industry leaders are to gather this week at the inaugural Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference. Zahra Ahmadipour, vice president or Iran and head of the country’s cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism organisation, will open the conference alongside Ahmad Jamali, general director for foreign investment at the ministry of economic affairs and finance.

Bench Events to launch The Summit in June 2017

Bench Events to launch The Summit in June 2017

16 January 2017 Travel Events News

Industry leaders are preparing to meet at The Summit 2017, an event designed for hospitality and tourism insiders to be held on June 6th at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The event falls at an unprecedented time following Brexit and other industry-wide challenges and issues, and as such is expected to attract a much wider representation of the sector.

Euromonitor: Bright future for tourism in Sri Lanka

Euromonitor: Bright future for tourism in Sri Lanka

25 November 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

A report into Sri Lanka’s tourism has confirmed that the Indian Ocean island currently offers some of the region’s best opportunities for investment. The report – produced by Euromonitor International - is not uncritical: infrastructure still needs to be improved; airport capacity is lagging behind demand and telecom connectivity is still a problem. But it goes on to say that these issues are being addressed by a Sri Lankan government that has realised the golden opportunity that tourism offers the island as it emerges from years of conflict.

Sri Lanka unveils tourism development zones to boost visitor numbers

Sri Lanka unveils tourism development zones to boost visitor numbers

Sri Lanka has announced plans to attract tourists back to the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ with the launch of themed tourism development zones. The new areas are a public-private sector initiative backed by the ministry of lands, the ministry of tourism and the Sri Lanka Tourism Club, a government-recognised group of industry leaders. At least five, and up to eight, themed international tourism and family entertainment zones are being designated in state-owned land, selected for their outstanding natural beauty.

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

Africa Hotel Investment Forum set for Rwanda

The seventh Africa Hotel Investment Forum, being hosted this year in Rwanda, promises a highly influential line-up of speakers, ready to unpick the major challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in Africa. AHIF brings together a prestigious group of international investors, business leaders, industry experts, government ministers and officials, from over 50 countries.