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UNWTO to support Libya tourism development

UNWTO to support Libya tourism development

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Libyan ministry of tourism have signed an agreement outlining the development and phased implementation of a tourism strategy and action plan. Under the agreement UNWTO will provide support to Libya´s ministry of tourism in its strategic tourism development through institutional building and governance, sustainable development, marketing and human resource development.

Qatar Airways launches Benghazi flights

Qatar Airways launches Benghazi flights

15th Nov 2011 Airline News

Qatar Airways has launched scheduled flights to the Libyan port city of Benghazi in North Africa. Operating four-times-a-week from Doha, Libya’s second largest city is a leading economic centre, ideally located on the Mediterranean for trade and export.

No-fly zone in place in Libya

20th Mar 2011 Tourism News

A no-fly zone is in place in Libya after 110 missiles were fired towards Tripoli overnight from Western forces against the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi. The military action, code-named ‘operation Odyssey Dawn’ was initiated by French forces shortly after a summit in Paris. This was followed by missiles fired from the US and British Navy.

Libya closes airspace to aviation traffic

18th Mar 2011 Airline News Tourism News

The Libyan government has announced an immediate ceasefire in its offensive against rebels who have seized large areas of the country. The announcement came as a coalition of Western and Arab nations prepared for air strikes against Libyan forces.

David Cameron apologies for Libya evacuation fiasco

David Cameron apologies for Libya evacuation fiasco

24th Feb 2011 Airline News Tourism News

David Cameron has issued an apology to the British nationals stranded in Libya after his government’s slow reaction to the crisis left many still awaiting rescue. Foreign Secretary William Hague has ordered an investigation after the first government charter was delayed by 12 hours due to a technical fault at Gatwick. Other European countries including France, Russia and Netherlands have all evacuated their citizens from the war torn nation.