Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

04-03-2014
Paris-based Teleperformance has won a contract to run the UK government's visa application centre in Tripoli.
27-02-2014
The sales director of the central Tripoli hotel, which was completed just before February 2011, told the Libya Monitor that work was underway to reopen its doors - although no fixed date has yet been set.
26-02-2014
The government aims to complete work on a long-planned 60,000-seater stadium in Tripoli in time for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) tournament, which Libya is still due to host.
21-02-2014
The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has signed a sponsorship deal with the Libyan Post, Telecoms and IT Holding Company (LPTIC), which will also sponsor the upcoming North African Youth Championship.
05-02-2014
The long-delayed property in Tripoli's Hay al-Andalous district is now expected to open "within three to five months", though the adjacent Sheraton hotel is still several years off completion.
03-02-2014
A group of employees at the Radisson Al-Mahary Hotel in Tripoli organised a strike on 3 February to demand better pay and conditions.
20-01-2014
The Ministry of Tourism says it plans to resume issuing tourist visas, claiming it will simplify the procedures to enter the country.
13-01-2014
The Ministry of Culture and Civil Society has reopened its branch in Benghazi after the completion of renovation and maintenance works.
09-01-2014
Malta-based International Hotel Investments (IHI) will set up a joint-venture company to build a new Corinthia-branded property on the site of the existing Qasr al-Jazeera hotel, where demolition has recently begun.
24-11-2013
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says Libya is still due to host the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in 2017, despite security and infrastructure capacity concerns.
10-11-2013
The Minister of Culture and Civil Society says it has signed contracts to renovate libraries, theatres and youth centres across Libya, part of a wider plan to renew the country’s cultural facilities.
08-11-2013
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has signed contracts to lay grass on a total of 96 football pitches throughout Libya.
06-11-2013
The Ministry of Planning has requested a budget of LD1.2bn ($960m) to prepare for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, funds that will require approval from the General National Congress (GNC).
24-10-2013
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has extended the area of the country to which it advises against "all but essential travel".
22-10-2013
According to the Ministry of Culture, sales revenues at the Tripoli International Book Fair have reached half a million Libyan Dinars.