Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

The head of the Libyan committee responsible for organising the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations football tournament says Libya can still host the event. 
Construction work is continuing at the Pentapolis hotel in Bayda, north-east Libya.
Modern Stadiums Holding Company told the Libya Monitor it has signed a contract with the Libyan Handball Association to refurbish an arena in Benghazi’s Sports City.
Paris-based Teleperformance has won a contract to run the UK government's visa application centre in Tripoli.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of employees at the Radisson Al-Mahary Hotel in Tripoli organised a strike on 3 February to demand better pay and conditions.
The Ministry of Tourism says it plans to resume issuing tourist visas, claiming it will simplify the procedures to enter the country.
The Ministry of Culture and Civil Society has reopened its branch in Benghazi after the completion of renovation and maintenance works.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has signed contracts to lay grass on a total of 96 football pitches throughout Libya.