Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

13-02-2011
A US-based cruise operator, Azamara Club Cruises, has added Tripoli as a destination for an October 2012 Mediterranean cruise.
13-02-2011
The restored Ain Al Fares Hotel will open at the launch of the 15th Ghadames International Festival in October, according to Al Shams.
06-02-2011
The JW Marriott hotel in Tripoli has again delayed its opening, Al Fajar Al Jadeed reported, with the launch now expected to take place in March.
06-02-2011
Tripoli has stepped in to bid for the 2013 Mediterranean Games after Greece was removed as host, according to the Associated Press news agency.
16-01-2011
Crystal Cruises, a luxury cruise and tour company based in the US, has added Libya as a destination on one of its Mediterranean cruises.
09-01-2011
Benghazi’s Ouzu Hotel has closed to carry out an eight- to 12-month renovation programme, according to Al Fajar Al Jadeed. 
02-01-2011
The opening ceremony for the JW Marriott hotel in Tripoli will take place in January 2011, according to Al Fajar Al Jadeed, which reports that the delivery process between the contractor, South Korea’s Daewoo E&C, and the operator company, JW Marriott, has already been completed.
02-01-2011
Targets for Libya’s tourism industry and 2009 performance statistics were published on 29 December in Al Shams.
12-12-2010
The Grand Hotel (also known as the Al Kabir) in Tripoli will start to undergo renovation later in December, Oea reported.
01-11-2010
The Libyan Investment and Development Company (LIDCO) and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) have signed a contract for the management of a new hotel in Benghazi, the Oea newspaper reported.
25-05-2010
In May 2010 the Libyan government announced that it would relax the tourist visa process for US citizens, allowing them to apply in the same way as most other nationalities. In the same month, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi suggested that visa applications for all nationalities would soon be simplified and improved.