Economic Development Spotlight

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooporation (Norad) is devoted to the fight against poverty, as well as helping to empower recipient countries to achieve their own development goals.
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Global Events Spotlight

Having begun in 1991, the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup will take place August 1–17. This year will mark the seventh Women’s Rugby World Cup. Twelve teams will compete and all have hopes of raising the cup at the end of the final match. Learn more »


The European Coffee Federation (ECF) was founded in 1981 and represents the European green coffee trade, coffee roasting industry, soluble coffee manufacturers and decaffeinators.
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    World Cup 2014: Arjen Robben to escape punishment over 'dive' Read more


Juan Carlos Borbón

General Manager

Costa Rica Tourism Board

Juan Carlos Borbón is the General Manager of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, the government agency responsible for promoting sustainable tourism in Costa Rica.  Borbón began his professional career in 1982 as a pollster for the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), where he conducted national census and household surveys. Four years later, Borbón became INEC&... read more


Travel and Tourism Is One of the Fastest Growing Sectors of the US Economy

In a just-released report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the travel and tourism sector grew at an annualized rate of 6.8 percent in the first three months of 2013. In the same period, the U.S. economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.4 percent. Click to view the infographic to see where they are coming from.
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The BrandFinance® Nation Brand 100 provides a comprehensive report on the world's leading nation brands and presents an analysis of the impact that a country's reputation and image have on foreign consumers and investors.

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  1. United States
  2. China
  3. Germany
  4. United Kingdom
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Canada
  8. Brazil
  9. India
  10. Australia