Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

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.
21-10-2013
Preparations are underway for Tajoura’s first half-marathon, which is to take place on 23 October.
07-10-2013
The two ministers recently met to discuss ways of developing the tourism sector, and announced plans for a fund for small and medium businesses in the sector.
02-10-2013
Libya has presented more detailed plans to host the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament in 2017, but doubts remain as to whether the organisers will allow the competition to be staged in the country.
01-10-2013
An Italian company has become the latest to present a proposal to regenerate the Bab al-Aziziya site in Tripoli.
17-09-2013
South Korean firm Siaplan has proposed to regenerate the Bab al-Aziziya complex, turning it into a public park and recreation area.
09-09-2013
The ministry recently signed contracts worth LD6.6m ($5.3m) with Libyan firms to renovate 94 cultural buildings throughout the country.
03-09-2013
The tourism and heritage committee of the General National Council (GNC) plans to set up a new trust to identify and preserve sites and buildings of historical interest.
23-08-2013
The Elaf Group has agreed a deal with the Islamic affairs ministry to accommodate Libyans during the Hajj period.
22-08-2013
The Libyan Minister of Tourism met with her Maltese counterpart to discuss tourism development initiatives.
06-08-2013
The government has announced that a new "Olympic village", to be used for the 2017 African Cup of Nations, will be built on the site of a military camp in a suburb of eastern Tripoli.
24-06-2013
Figures published by the Ministry of Tourism report that the body has some 618 employees, but at least 6,000 other people on the payroll are classed as "surplus".
11-06-2013
The Minister of Tourism says the industry has potential to be the second-largest sector in Libya, after energy, but progress is being hindered by various factors.