Economic Development Spotlight

CGD conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerfull affect poor people in the developing world.
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Global Events Spotlight

December 26, 2014, The William Hill Winter Festival is a must for any jump fans during the festive season.
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The National Cotton Council of America's mission is to ensure the ability of all U.S. cotton industry segments to compete affectively and profitably in the raw cotton, oilseed and U.S.-manufactred product markets at home and abroad. Learn more »


  • December 15, 2014

    Happy birthday, Singapore Read more

  • December 7, 2014

    The real Polar Express! Rolling train hotel that offers round the clock bear-viewing Read more

  • December 1, 2014

    A mile-long line and 3,000 flights canceled or delayed as travel woes strike Read more

  • December 1, 2014

    5 Reasons Why You Should Travel to Belize in December 2014 Read more

  • November 4, 2014

    In New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Heading to the Polls After a Dejecting Campaign Season Read more

  • November 4, 2014

    Live updates: America votes in the 2014 midterm elections Read more

  • October 31, 2014

    Best Halloween Attractions 2014 Read more


Vicente de Lima Neto


Brazilian Tourism Board

Vicente Neto, 48, is a tourism specialist, with a law degree and a graduate degree in business administration. Prior to being named President of Embratur, he worked as a special advisor. Born in Bahia, Neto was Secretary of Sports, Education, Leisure and Social Inclusion in the Ministry of Sports. He was also Secretary of Culture, Sport and Recreation of the City of Lauro de Freitas and Secretary... read more


British Airways India – A Ticket to Visit Mum
You only get one family. One son learns the value of a British Airways ticket as he travels home to visit the one he loves.

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