Economic Development Spotlight

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Fast-paced and action-packed, this is the tournament that gives hockey fans the chance to see their teams go all the way to the World Cup and Olympics.
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UNICA's mission is to play a leading role in the consolidation of the Brazilian sugarcane industry aas a modern agro-industrial complex equipped to compete sustainably in Brazil and around the world.
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    Terror Dampens Vital Tourism to Parts of North Africa Read more

  • December 18, 2015

    Global Cities: The 2016 Report Read more

  • December 15, 2015

    Australia: The Top Destination of 2016 Read more

  • December 11, 2015

    Terrorism, Turmoil Biggest Travel Deterrents, Survey Shows Read more

  • December 9, 2015

    Global travel anxiety audit finds island destination safest, terrorism and turmoil biggest deterrents to tourism Read more

  • December 8, 2015

    Inside Africa's tourism crisis Read more


Malia Asfour

Director, North America

Jordan Tourism Board

Malia Asfour, Director of the Jordan Tourism Board in North America (JTBNA), began handling tourism for the Jordanian government in the U.S. as tourism attaché in Washington in 1995. She was a key participant in creating the country’s first tourism office in North America, which was launched in 1997. Asfour moved to the U.S. in 1990 and handled the press for the Jordan Information Bur... 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

A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing

Development Counsellors International has just released the second edition of A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing. An innovative look at the decision making processes of the meeting industry’s “customers,” the study reveals and examines best practices in marketing places.

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