Maldives Association Of Tourism Industry
The Maldives could become the latest mass market holiday destination, reports Charles Starmer-Smith.

The government of the Indian Ocean archipelago this week revealed plans to build dozens of mid-range hotels and guesthouses in an attempt to arrest the downturn in tourism.

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A Healthy Economy Needs Offshore Financial Centers

 

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman--Whether G-20 leaders choose to recognize it or not, the Cayman Islands and other well-regulated offshore jurisdictions are key players in the international financial community, ideally placed to play a part in a solution to the present economic difficulties. Several world leaders, due to meet in London on April 2 for the G-20 summit, have pointed the finger of blame at offshore financial centers for contributing to, or even causing, the world's financial crisis. The rhetoric is heated. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently stood before the U.S. Congress and asked, "How much safer would everybody's savings be if the whole world finally came together to outlaw shadow-banking systems and offshore tax havens?"
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EasyJet Shakes Up Boardroom

 

Javier Espinoza, 04.06.09, 12:10 PM EDT
Amid split over the direction of the company between the board and its founder, the firm appointed a new chairman.
 
A boardroom row over future expansions at "no frills" carrier easyJet has led to a shake-up at the top. The British airline said Monday it had appointed former BT Group head Michael Rake to replace Chairman Colin Chandler in July, following reports that Chandler had offered his resignation in February after differing with the company's founder over strategy.
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Clean Energy Island: Maldives Goes Carbon Neutral

Making an entire country or U.S. state carbon neutral would “rock the world,” at least according to former President Bill Clinton. He suggested that move (along with 10 specific policy points) in a speech at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas last summer. Since then, a string of nations have set ambitious renewable energy and carbon-reduction targets. Many of these countries have at least one thing in common: They’re surrounded by water.

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Adding value is vital for hotels in tough times

Adding value is vital for hotels in tough times

Press Release by New Zealand Hotel Council on Monday 23 March 2009
Rotorua hotels must focus on adding value and effectively managing costs to remain competitive as they face softening demand over the next few months, New Zealand Hotel Council (NZHC) chair Jennie Langley says.
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