Economic Development Spotlight

The BP Foundation's current commitments include support to global organizations that meet the BP Foundation's donation strategy, including education, economic development and environment programs.
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Global Events Spotlight

The City of Chicago will host the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships from September 15-19. Learn more »


Founded in 1881, the Indian Tea Association (ITA) is the premier and oldest association of tea producers in India. ITA, since its inception, has remianed the principal advisory and supervisory body in the tea industry. Learn more »


  • August 7, 2015

    Should domestic apple promotions be revived? Read more

  • July 31, 2015

    Beijing Chosen to Host 2022 Winter Olympics Read more

  • July 30, 2015

    São Paulo - Top start up city with problems Read more

  • July 7, 2015

    Greek crisis intensifies: Tourists begin to worry Read more

  • June 29, 2015

    Tunisia tourism industry faces tough period as thousands leave after attack Read more

  • June 28, 2015

    Tunisia considers new safety measures for tourism following deadly assault Read more

  • June 28, 2015

    Tunisia to deploy 1,000 armed police around tourist sites 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