Economic Development Spotlight

The Sustainable Tourism for Development program is a unique opportunity to promote the contribution of tourism to shape a better future for people and our planet.
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Global Events Spotlight

With PyeongChang's strategic position in
Asia and its access to a young and fast
growing youth market, its vision for the
2018 Games is to offer the Olympic
Movement and the world of winter sports
New Horizons - a legacy of new growth
and new potential never seen before.
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Reyka is an Icelandic vodka that is the world’s first “green” vodka. It is made from glacial water and is distilled using sustainable energy from geothermal heat.
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  • January 8, 2018

    What it's like to live in a well-governed country Read more

  • January 4, 2018

    Paradise Island Puts Development Hopes in China Read more

  • January 3, 2018

    Tourism Recovery Well Underway in St. Thomas, Puerto Rico Read more

  • January 3, 2018

    Brunei Emerging as Tourism Destination Read more

  • January 1, 2018

    Malabar rising: Kerala Tourism Development Council's Rs 1,000 Core Project to Boost Tourism in Region Read more

  • December 26, 2017

    A Newly Launched Chengdu-Europe Freight Train Promotes Sichuan as a Compelling Tourism Destination Read more

  • December 21, 2017

    Booking a Holiday? These Travel Sites Let You Pay in Bitcoin Read more


Jon Mamela

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

Destination Canada

Jon Mamela joined Destination Canada (formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission) in August 2013 and has since taken on progressive marketing roles, first overseeing the marketing and sales activities in its key international markets and then taking over as Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. Moving into 2015, he has added additional responsibilities, including the Business Events Canada division and t... read more

Housam Raydan

Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Air Arabia

Housam Raydan is the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Air Arabia Group, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) operator in the MENA region and a $3 billion Dubai Financial Market listed holding company (DFM:AIRARABIA). Raydan oversees the Marketing, Public Relations, Customer Relations and CSR across the Group. He has been with Air Arabia since 2007, helping the group’s brand development... read more


The effect of a country’s national image on the brands based there and the economy as a whole is now widely acknowledged. The Brand Finance Nation Brands report shows the benefits that a strong nation brand can confer, but also the economic damage that can be wrought by global events and poor nation brand management.

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