Economic Development Spotlight

The mission of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) is to act for the benefit of Polish economic and social development. The primary objective is to develop the sector of small and medium-size enterprises in Poland.
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Global Events Spotlight

Known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” for its approximate duration, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown and has run every consecutive year since 1875.
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In 1937, the Washington State Apple Advertising Commission was created by an act of the Washington state legislature at the request of the apple industry, making it one of the oldest and largest commodity commissions in the United States.
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  • April 11, 2014

    Myanmar braces for tourist boom with 48 new hotels Read more

  • April 10, 2014

    Golfers give Welsh tourist industry a welcome boost Read more

  • April 8, 2014

    Travelers' choice: World's top 25 destinations Read more

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    The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 Read more


Juan Carlos Borbón

General Manager

Costa Rica Tourism Board

Juan Carlos Borbón is the General Manager of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, the government agency responsible for promoting sustainable tourism in Costa Rica.  Borbón began his professional career in 1982 as a pollster for the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), where he conducted national census and household surveys. Four years later, Borbón became INEC&... read more


Travel and Tourism Is One of the Fastest Growing Sectors of the US Economy

In a just-released report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the travel and tourism sector grew at an annualized rate of 6.8 percent in the first three months of 2013. In the same period, the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.4 percent. Click to view the infographic to see where they are coming from.
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The BrandFinance® Nation Brand 100 provides a comprehensive report on the world's leading nation brands and presents an analysis of the impact that a country's reputation and image have on foreign consumers and investors.

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  1. United States
  2. China
  3. Germany
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Canada
  8. Brazil
  9. India
  10. Australia