Economic Development Spotlight

The Coca-Cola Company is committed to giving back 1 percent of its prior year's operating income annually. This commitment is made through The Coca-Cola Foundation and Company donations. In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation invested more thatn $143 million in communities worldwide. Learn more»

Global Events Spotlight

More than 580 athletes from nearly 70 countries will compete in the 2015 IPC Swimming Word Championships, the seventh edition of the competition. The competition will be based at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow and will run from July 13 to July 19, 2015. Learn more »


The Cheeses Marketing Council is composed of French dairy farmers and cheese firms and is led by the French Dairy Inter-Branch Organization(CNIEL). The council's mission is to create awareness about the variety of the cheeses of France available in the US market and the multiple ways that American consumers can incorporate the cheeses into their diets, their recipes and their lifestyles. Learn more »


  • July 7, 2015

    Greek crisis intensifies: Tourists begin to worry Read 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


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