Tourism, Hotels & Leisure

Jordan’s ambassador to Libya says that the government has paid €50m (LD83m) towards hotel and hospital bills incurred by Libyans travelling to Jordan after last year’s conflict.
According to reports in the Rwandan media, the Libyan and Rwandan governments are in talks over the future of the Umubano Hotel in Kigali, which they jointly own.
A group of employees from the Social Security Fund have demonstrated over 'marginalisation', demanding that progress be made on projects, including a hotel in Misrata. 
Paintball Libya has recently opened on a 10,000 sq metre site on the outskirts of Tripoli.
Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya have visited Ghadames to assess a project for improving the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The government has named Libya's new representative to the United Nations Education, Culture and Scientific Organisation.
The UN body will reportedly provide funding to help improve and renovate archaelogical and heritage sites in Libya.
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.
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.
The new agency, created by a government decision last month, will be tasked with Libya's preserving cultural and linguistic heritage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which already manages Tripoli's Al Waddan hotel, says it is looking at other opportunities in the Libyan market.