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Economic Development Spotlight

UPS founder Jim Casey established The UPS Foundation in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger and more resilent communities around the world. The UPS Foundation provides financial and employee volunteer support to enviromental programs with a focus on reforestation and conservation, carbon reduction efforts and enviromental research/education. Learn more»


Global Events Spotlight

From 7-15 August 2015, the world's top 16 netball nations will gather in Sydney for the 15th edition of the Netball World Cup (formerly World Netball Championships). Held every four years since 1963, Netball World Cup is the pinna de event for international netball. Learn more »


LOCATIONS, PLACES OF ORIGIN spotlight

CHOCOSUISSE is where the Swiss chocolate industry comes together for representational purposes. Its membership is comprised of 18 companies involved in the industrial manufacture of chocolate and chocolate products, as well as the largest importers of finished products. Learn more »

FEATURED NEWS

  • August 7, 2015

    Should domestic apple promotions be revived? Read more

  • July 31, 2015

    Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics Read more

  • July 30, 2015

    São Paulo - Top start up city with problems Read 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

EXPERT INSIGHTS

José Antonio Llorente

Founding Partner and Chairman

LLORENTE & CUENCA

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