Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

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.
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).
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has extended the area of the country to which it advises against "all but essential travel".
According to the Ministry of Culture, sales revenues at the Tripoli International Book Fair have reached half a million Libyan Dinars.
Preparations are underway for Tajoura’s first half-marathon, which is to take place on 23 October.
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.
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.
An Italian company has become the latest to present a proposal to regenerate the Bab al-Aziziya site in Tripoli.
South Korean firm Siaplan has proposed to regenerate the Bab al-Aziziya complex, turning it into a public park and recreation area.
The ministry recently signed contracts worth LD6.6m ($5.3m) with Libyan firms to renovate 94 cultural buildings throughout the country.
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.
The Elaf Group has agreed a deal with the Islamic affairs ministry to accommodate Libyans during the Hajj period.
The Libyan Minister of Tourism met with her Maltese counterpart to discuss tourism development initiatives.
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.