Economic Development Spotlight

Metlife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to pursue more life. In 2013, this understanding inspired MetLife Foundation to refocus its programming toward financial indusion.
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Global Events Spotlight

The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 will be the fourth FIFA tournament to take place in Chile, a football-mad country in which matches attract large crowds nationwide. The matches will take place from Octover 17 to November 8. Learn more »


The Specialty Coffee Association of Panama(SCAP) in a non-profit organization created to promote Panama's special coffee production in the world. SCAP members share a passion for coffee and a strong commitment with the pursue of ultimate quality. Learn more »


  • October 5, 2015

    Can Ethiopia Become A Tourist-Driven Economy? Read more

  • September 29, 2015

    2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies Read more

  • September 28, 2015

    The Friendly Factor: New Poll Reveals the Friendliest Destinations for Travelers Read more

  • September 13, 2015

    We won the Games, but lost much more Read more

  • September 8, 2015

    What South Africa will be sacrificing by hosting the Commonwealth Games Read more

  • September 2, 2015

    Durban becomes first African city to be awarded Commonwealth Games Read more

  • August 7, 2015

    Should domestic apple promotions be revived? 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

Destination Canada

Jon Mamela joined Destination Canada (formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission) in August 2013 and has since taken on progressive marketing roles, first overseeing the marketing and sales activities in its key international markets and then taking over as Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. Moving into 2015, he has added additional responsibilities, including the Business Events Canada division and the Consumer & Market Intelligence group. 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