Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

26-11-2012
The government has named Libya's new representative to the United Nations Education, Culture and Scientific Organisation.
22-11-2012
The UN body will reportedly provide funding to help improve and renovate archaelogical and heritage sites in Libya.
12-11-2012
Local officials held a meeting in Benghazi last week to discuss the planned renovation of the Qasr al-Jazeera hotel, which is to be developed by the Malta-based Corinthia Group.
18-09-2012
A group of Jordanian hotel and apartment owners have held a protest in Amman over unpaid bills, threatening to evict all Libyan guests this week unless payments are made.
10-09-2012
The new agency, created by a government decision last month, will be tasked with Libya's preserving cultural and linguistic heritage.
02-08-2012
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has signed an agreement to help protect Libya's cultural heritage, including the renovation of several museums.
27-06-2012
An "urgent meeting" was held on 25 June for workers and businesses involved in the tourism sector as part of an effort to reinvigorate the industry and the government authorities responsible for it.
06-06-2012
The Sheraton Four Points hotel in Tripoli, which briefly opened before the onset of the 2011 conflict, is expected to reopen its doors again this summer.
31-05-2012
The United Libyan Tourism Investment Company (ULTICO) says it plans to restart suspended projects in the next few months and also launch new developments before the end of 2012.
30-05-2012
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which already manages Tripoli's Al Waddan hotel, says it is looking at other opportunities in the Libyan market.
14-05-2012
The Bahari Beach Hotel, located in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es-Salaam and owned by the Libyan Arab African Investment Company (LAICO), remains closed due to contractual and management issues.
11-05-2012
Recent statistics from the Tunisian government showed that Libyan nationals accounted for some 49% of all foreign arrivals to Tunisia in the first quarter of 2012.
08-05-2012
Libya's Deputy Prime Minister, Omar Abdul Karim, claims the government has transferred $56m to Jordan to cover hotel bills for Libyan nationals in Jordan, and will soon pay the outstanding balance.
20-02-2011
US-based hotel company Marriott International announced the opening of its JW Marriott Hotel  in Tripoli on 15 February.
13-02-2011
A US-based cruise operator, Azamara Club Cruises, has added Tripoli as a destination for an October 2012 Mediterranean cruise.