Economic Development Spotlight

With priorities in the areas of strategic grant making, community service and volunteering, and disaster relief and humanitarian support, PepsiCo's Global Citizenship work advances their Performance with Purpose vision - to deliver great performance while doing the right things for people and communities around the world. Learn more »

Global Events Spotlight

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is named for its current sponsor, the Sprint Corporation, NASCAR santions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Known for its passionate fan base, one-of-a-kind playoff format(Chase for the NASCAR Sprint cup), development of the modern sports sponsortship and commitment to enhanding auto racing through technology, NASCAR produces many of the most highly attended sporting events in the world.
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The Peruvian Avocado Commission(PAC) has launched an unprecedented combination of trade and consumer marketing programs to support the largest Peruvian avocado crop ever exported to the United States. Over 130 million pounds of Avocados from Peru are projected to arrive in the U.S. during the summer months of June to September - an increase of 12% over 2013. Learn more »


  • May 5, 2015

    United States launches its International Culinary Tourism Campaign Read more

  • April 2, 2015

    Tourism Victoria Leads Industry With New Campaign in San Francisco Read more

  • March 13, 2015

    Middle East theme parks and water park project owners to meet in Abu Dhabi Read more

  • March 9, 2015

    Japan: 'Ninja council' set up to boost tourism Read more

  • February 20, 2015

    It's NYC Beer Week! Read more

  • February 11, 2015

    UK to overhaul visa regime to boost business Read more

  • January 27, 2015

    Blizzard 2015: New England Buried, NYC Lifts Travel Ban Read more


José Antonio Llorente

Founding Partner and Chairman


José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in corporate and financial communications. Over the course of his 25-plus years of career experience, he has provided consultancy services for numerous corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and stock market flotations. Llorente is one of the “15 People to Watch in 2015” from the marketing and co... read more

Jon Mamela

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

Canadian Tourism Commission

The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) is Canada’s national tourism marketing organization. A federal Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, we lead the Canadian tourism industry in marketing Canada in 13 countries as a premier four-season tourism destination where travelers can enjoy extraordinary experiences. We were established in 1995 and have four interrelated mandates. read more

2014 Global Destination Cities Index

Now in its fourth year, the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities ranks 132 cities in terms of the number of their total international visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities. It also gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for 2014. The 13 African cities ranked in the Index are Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Cairo, Casablanca, Accra, Nairobi, Beira, Dakar, Kampala, Lagos, Maputo and Tunis.

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  1. London
  2. Bangkok
  3. Paris
  4. Singapore
  5. Dubai
  6. New York
  7. Istanbul
  8. Kuala Lumpur
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Seoul