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The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

The African Development Bank’s Priorities – Energy, SMEs, Jobs for Youths–> Tourism can help!

April 21st, 2017 This week, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, described the progress and priorities of the Bank in a session at the Center for Global Development on The Challenge and Logic of Greater Financing for Africa. The President presented his “High Fives”: Not surprising, tourism was not mentioned as a priority […]

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Why tourism can’t yet tap into climate and green bonds for financing

Why tourism can’t yet tap into climate and green bonds for financing

Sourcing financing is always on my needs list for tourism development projects. So when a new potential source is reported, it catches my attention. This is exactly what happened last week with the following headline on Greenbiz.com: “Why Starbucks issued its first ‘sustainability’ bond.” The story followed up on a news announcement in May from […]

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Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development – UNWTO Survey for AHIF Bench Events

Enhancing Brand Africa, Fostering Tourism Development – UNWTO Survey for AHIF Bench Events

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum organized by Bench Events ended today in Addis Ababa. At UNWTO’s request, Bench Events were asked to present the investment community’s perspective of what Brand Africa represents. They conducted a survey on doing business in Africa and media influence and then presented the results at http://www.africa-conference.com/index.php/forms/unwto-presentation. The summary and presentation […]

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KPMG Financing Study cautiously optimistic on future of tourism in the Caribbean

KPMG Financing Study cautiously optimistic on future of tourism in the Caribbean

For the last several months, I have been helping to research and analyze tourism trends, especially investment, in the Caribbean for the International Finance Corproation. As many of you are no doubt aware, much of the Caribbean has been hit hard by the economic downturns in the US and Europe — the main generating markets […]

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