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Global hotel brands eye Malaysia, Turkey, Nigeria for growth
The last several years have seen Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Carlson and other Western hotel giants scramble to grow in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China in their search for high-growth markets.
But in 2012, Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels expects the cut-throat race to ink hotel deals will heat up in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Turkey and Vietnam.
France threatens to pull out of Europe’s borderless travel zone
The French government says that if the European Union doesn’t agree on a tougher line to fight illegal immigration it will pull out of Schengen borderless travel zone within a year.
French Interior Minister Claude Gueant says many of the EU nations back a Franco-German proposal that includes a reintroduction of national border controls for a month if a country is faced with a sudden surge of illegal immigration.
Tourists return to Tunisia after year of turmoil
Europeans in white bath robes saunter across the marble lobby of a luxury hotel on the Tunisian island of Djerba, heading for a spot of relaxation at the spa or a few hours’ soaking up the sun on the resort’s pristine beaches.
At breakfast, the waiters in the restaurant can barely keep up. All around French, German, English and Arabic spoken by Libyans escaping uncertainty in their own country, can be heard amid the chatter.
After a year of revolutionary turmoil that saw tourists flee the Mediterranean hotspot in droves, Tunisia hopes 2012 will mark the start of the recovery in a sector that used to account for almost 7 percent of gross domestic product and employs 500,000 people, second only to the farming sector.