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  • Tuned in to tourism

    Tuned in to tourism

    October 1, 2013

    Strategies to increase bed capacity and visitor numbers have given Morocco’s tourism sector, one of the country’s largest GDP contributors, a real shot in the arm despite economic and political troubles elsewhere. The Moroccan government commissioned its Vision 2010 strategy in 2001. Between then and 2010 the number of visitors to Morocco more than doubled… Read more

    #Africa #Morocco #Tourism
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Insurance faces bright prospects

    Insurance faces bright prospects

    September 30, 2013

    Moroccan insurance has plenty of domestic potential, namely because of a new government framework regarding health coverage. The non-life sector leads but the much smaller life insurance sector presents opportunities as well. Despite the global economic downturn, the Moroccan insurance sector is performing well. At the end of 2011, private insurance companies earned $2.8 billion… Read more

    #Africa #Insurance #Morocco
    #Guide Morocco 2012
  • Rooms for growth

    Rooms for growth

    September 25, 2013

    Chile’s hotel sector is growing quickly, especially in Santiago and the popular central region. Areas outside the center lag but could present significant development opportunities. Chile’s central regions, including the cities of Santiago and Valparaiso, are the favored destinations of 65% of all tourists visiting the country. Not surprisingly, it is also where most of… Read more

    #America #Chile #Hotels
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Remote potential

    Remote potential

    September 25, 2013

    Chile wants to take advantage of its remoteness by turning its off-the-beaten track reputation from a disadvantage into an advantage for tourists looking for unique experiences. Separated from the rest of South America by the Atacama Desert, the Andes Mountains and the Antarctic, Chile is practically an island. But it is exactly this remoteness that… Read more

    #America #Chile #Tourism
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Search for innovation

    Search for innovation

    September 25, 2013

    In Chile, open television is still the most relevant medium in terms of nationwide penetration, with a potential reach of 98% over the total population. At the same time, it is the medium with the highest share of ad spend in the local industry (48% of the mix). Companies continue to trust TV as the… Read more

    #America #Chile #Media
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Retail is ringing

    Retail is ringing

    September 24, 2013

    Chile’s economic stability and the strengthening of its foreign relations have increased the disposable income of its population, which adds up to good news for retailers. Chile has become one of the world’s most attractive countries for retailers. It placed third for retail development in a 2011 study of 30 emerging countries, moving up three… Read more

    #America #Chile #Retail
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Chile’s insurance sector grows up

    Chile’s insurance sector grows up

    September 24, 2013

    With a prosperous economy and an open market, Chile’s insurance sector expanded powerfully during the last decade. Now as the demand for new insurance products increases, the market is getting more competitive but looks set to keep on growing. Chile has one of the fastest-growing insurance markets in Latin America. The value of total insurance… Read more

    #America #Chile #Insurance
    #Guide Chile 2012
  • Ready to grow

    Ready to grow

    September 10, 2013

    With incentives from the government, Nigeria’s vast potential for tourism is set to bloom. The tourism industry is one of the Nigerian government’s main targets for development as it plans to diversify the economy away from its dependence on crude oil production and export. Nigeria’s tourism potential is vast. It is endowed with scenic geographical… Read more

    #Africa #Nigeria #Tourism
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Hotel industry on the move

    Hotel industry on the move

    September 10, 2013

    This is no time for the hotel industry to take a vacation. The Nigerian government is promoting hotel growth with a hefty new round of incentives to investors. Nigeria saw a remarkable growth in international tourist arrivals of more than 8% in the first quarter of 2011. Abuja, the capital city, and Lagos, the commercial… Read more

    #Africa #Hotels #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • A variety of voices

    A variety of voices

    September 7, 2013

    Nigeria is home to a vast array of media voices, which are deployed by advertisers, depending on their audience-specific needs. The media in Nigeria reflects the very apparent diversity of its population, very much like many other segments of its society. With over 250 different, and frequently competing ethnic groups, and a size nearly twice… Read more

    #Africa #Media #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012
  • Insurance opens up

    Insurance opens up

    September 7, 2013

    After a drastic clean-up in 2005, Nigerian insurance companies are poised to cash in on the country’s untapped insurance market potential. Foreign assistance welcome. There could not be a better time for foreign investors to come into the Nigerian insurance market than now. For the first time in the history of the sector, operators are… Read more

    #Africa #Insurance #Nigeria
    #Guide Nigeria 2012