Economic Development Spotlight

Starbucks supports our global communities through a seven-year partnership with (RED), which has raised more than $13 million and counting. All donations generated through Starbucks' (PRODUCT) RED products and programs go to the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS prevention, education and treatment programs.
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Global Events Spotlight

From more than 300 matches of Qualifiers around the world, 24 finalist will participate in this year's FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The competition runs from June 6 to July 5, 2015, from coast to coast across Canada, with matches to be played in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba;Ottawa, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Moncton, New Brunswick.
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The Florida Department of Citrus(FDOC) is an executive agency of the Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. Its mission is to maximize demand for Florida citrus products in order to ensure the sustainability and economic well-being of the Florida citrus grower, the citrus industry and the State of Florida. Learn more »


  • June 29, 2015

    Tunisia tourism industry faces tough period as thousands leave after attack Read more

  • June 28, 2015

    Tunisia considers new safety measures for tourism following deadly assault Read more

  • June 28, 2015

    Tunisia to deploy 1,000 armed police around tourist sites Read more

  • June 22, 2015

    New reports prove disastrous impact of visa regulations Read more

  • May 7, 2015

    Discover Thainess Tourism Campaign is Muslim-Friendly Read more

  • May 5, 2015

    United States launches its International Culinary Tourism Campaign Read more

  • April 2, 2015

    Tourism Victoria Leads Industry With New Campaign in San Francisco Read more


José Antonio Llorente

Founding Partner and Chairman


José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in corporate and financial communications. Over the course of his 25-plus years of career experience, he has provided consultancy services for numerous corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and stock market flotations. Llorente is one of the “15 People to Watch in 2015” from the marketing and co... 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 the Consumer & Market Intelligence group. read more

2014 Global Destination Cities Index

Now in its fourth year, the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities ranks 132 cities in terms of the number of their total international visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities. It also gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for 2014. The 13 African cities ranked in the Index are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Cairo, Casablanca, Accra, Nairobi, Beira, Dakar, Kampala, Lagos, Maputo and Tunis.

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  1. London
  2. Bangkok
  3. Paris
  4. Singapore
  5. Dubai
  6. New York
  7. Istanbul
  8. Kuala Lumpur
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Seoul