Uganda’s government to prioritize commercial diplomacy — IINA News org

Pic: Uganda’s New Vision Kampala (IINA) – Ugandan Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi urged Uganda’s ambassadors to improve their efforts in projecting a good image of the country as one way of attracting investment and increasing tourism, Uganda’s New Vision reported. He said the government is to increase resource allocation to the Ministry of Foreign…

Abraham Path: A cross-cultural, long-distance tourism route which is more than 400 km long and connects 40 communities across four countries can boost tourism and economic development and peacebuilding

Abraham Path: Can Tourism Alleviate Poverty and Boost Shared Prosperity? — World Bank org Feature story STORY HIGHLIGHTS A walking path that follows the historic route of Abraham, a central figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam offers both a more meaningful type of tourism and an innovative approach to development More than 4,000 people have…

Sardinien: Geballte Lebensfreude — Tip Online Austria’s article on trend-setter Aga Khan in Costa Smeralda (in German language)

Dem Trendsetter Aga Khan, der in den 60-er Jahren Sardiniens Costa Smeralda für sich und seine Gefolgschaft entdeckte, verdankt die Insel ihren Nimbus der Exklusivität, der ihr bis heute anhaftet. Die zweitgrößte Insel des Mittelmeers hat aber deutlich mehr Attribute vorzuweisen als „nur“ eine Spielwiese der Reichen und Schönen abzugeben; auch mit bilderbuchtauglichen Stränden, eindrucksvollen…

MSDSP prints a tourist map of Gorno-Badakhshan — Asia-Plus news

DUSHANBE, April 3, 2013, Asia-Plus  – A color and illustrated map of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) in English has been printed.  The map is an essential tool to promote development of ecotourism in this high mountain area. The map has been compiled and printed by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)’s Mountain Societies Development…

Air Côte d’Ivoire finally commences revenue operations – World Airlines news com on Air France, Aga Khan Fund and Ivory Coast partnership airline

November 20, 2012 — 2213, A319, A319100, A319115, Air Cote d’Ivoire, Airbus, Airbus A319, Airbus A319100, côte d ivoire, FGRXG, TLS, Toulouse, transportation Air Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) finally operated its first revenue flight on November 12 with a flight from Abidjan to Dakar according to Reuters. This new national carrier replaces defunct Air Ivoire. The launch…

Opening of Silk Route urged to transform regional progress – The News com Pakistan article by Murtaza Ali Shah

LONDON: Pakistan has been urged to utilise the potential Gilgit-Baltistan to connect itself with Central Asia, Afghanistan, India and beyond. Influential right-of-the centre think tank The Henry Jackson Society held an event titled “Gilgit-Baltistan: South-Central Asia’s Socio-Economic Integration and Regional Politics” at the House of Lords which focused on reviving the infamous southern branch of…

The Aga Khan Visits Western China – AKDN Press Release

  Urumxi, China, 4 April 2012 —  His Highness the Aga Khan paid an official visit to Urumxi, China, from 2-4 April 2012, at the invitation of the Governor of the Uyghur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, Mr Nur Bekri, to discuss collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Government of Xinjiang. His Highness the…

Burma’s Tourist Industry Booms – Voice of America com news and video

  Burma’s political reforms have drawn international attention and sparked a boom in its still fledging tourism industry. Hotels and tour operators are scrambling to meet the growing demand from visitors eager to witness a country in the midst of transformation. This week in Rangoon 20 contestants competed for the title of Miss Tourism Myanmar…

Islamabad Serena Hotel completes 10 years of hospitality – Serena News

  Islamabad Serena Hotel celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday, 11th March, 2012, at the lush green and spacious gardens of the hotel. With a cake cutting ceremony, followed by the General Manager’s and CEO’s speech, the event was well attended by government officials, diplomats, heads of international agencies, representatives from the private and corporate…

German Festivals in 2012 – A long list of events at Expatica com with links

O’zapft is! German Festivals in 2012 From the Berlinale to Oktoberfest, check out Expatica’s exclusive listings of German festivals that are worth planning your holiday around “Life is a festival only to the wise,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote.With over 10,000 festivals, including some of the world’s biggest and strangest, Germany is certainly a place…