Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

The Minister of Tourism, Ikram Abdulsalam Imam, has visited the town of Sabratha - home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site - to inspect damage caused by a recent earthquake.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports plans to contract 232 projects this year, including new swimming pools, athletics tracks and football grounds.
The Ministry of Transport says it has cancelled the administrative fees charged for setting up travel agencies.
Libya has promised to build 11 new sports stadiums in preparation for its hosting of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament.
The government committee tasked with organising the 2017 African Cup of Nations tournament has held meetings with several state agencies to discuss progress on new stadiums.
Citing improved security conditions, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has removed a restriction which prevented Libya from hosting the home fixtures of its national team.
Tunisian figures for early 2013 show that Libyans are by far the single largest nationality of overseas visitors to the country.
The General Manager of the Starwood-operated hotel in central Tripoli, which was completed just before the start of the 2011 conflict, told The Libya Report it plans to reopen in the second quarter of this year.
The government owner of the Al Wahat hotel in Tripoli plans to renovate the aging property in the second half of 2013.
The General Authority for Tourism and Handicrafts (GATT) has been officially shut down, with staff transferred over to the new Ministry of Tourism.
Jordan’s ambassador to Libya says that the government has paid €50m (LD83m) towards hotel and hospital bills incurred by Libyans travelling to Jordan after last year’s conflict.
According to reports in the Rwandan media, the Libyan and Rwandan governments are in talks over the future of the Umubano Hotel in Kigali, which they jointly own.
A group of employees from the Social Security Fund have demonstrated over 'marginalisation', demanding that progress be made on projects, including a hotel in Misrata. 
Paintball Libya has recently opened on a 10,000 sq metre site on the outskirts of Tripoli.
Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya have visited Ghadames to assess a project for improving the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.