Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category
TRIPOLI, Libya â€“ Chris Stevens, an American who risked his life to help Libyans overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi, was killed overnight in the former rebel capital of Benghazi – a city he helped save, CNN reported, making it an especially tragic place for him to die, President Obama said Wednesday.
It started with Tunisia and spread all across the region. Overthrowing dictators seems to be on the agenda, and while civilians fight for their freedom, the cultural treasures of their countries are in danger. Attention turns to Libya where Colonel Gaddafi fights to stay in power. The situation is very dire with hundreds of people [...]
CYRENE, Libya – From thousands of miles of pristine Mediterranean coastline, to sweeping desert sand dunes and ancient ruins that rival Greece and Italy, Libya has a lot to offer travelers looking for a rare, off-the-beaten-path destination — but obstacles remain.
By David Owen l The Independent UK The official media announcement is on the dry side. The secretariat of Libya’s General People’s Committee has decided to establish an international investment zone in the north-west of the country. It takes Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the second son of Muammar – Libya’s leader since 1969 – to spell out [...]
By David Browne l eTN Europe Ouem-El-Ma-Lake by ljplus.ru After decades of being regarded as a pariah among nations, the north African state of Libya has turned a corner and is open for business. That was the key message of a high powered delegation at the Tourism Africa conference in Geneva, Switzerland, devoted to travel [...]
Libya is aiming to position itself at the forefront of African tourism. This objective has become more evident with the country's participation at the upcoming TourismAfrica conference to be held this September 19 – 21 in Geneva, Switzerland.
By Nelson Alcantara Libya said it is expecting thousands of travelers from across the world to witness today's solar eclipse. Touted as the biggest tourist-drawing event Libya has ever witnessed by Ahmed Aziz from Libya’s Tourism Department of Information, the Libyan government said it has issued as many as 7000 visas for spectators from 53 [...]
On a recent visit to Libya, it was not hard to find evidence of Libya’s isolation from the outside world for more than two decades.Â Thanks to recent developments, the country is eager to open up and has established a 20-year Master Plan to develop tourism.
Hassan Hudana has a small hotel and a big dream.Â Â His 14 ratty rooms are among the most luxurious accommodations for visitors to Ghadames’ ancient town of mud houses and dark, twisting passageways. But the lobby makes clear he hopes to change that very soon. In a glass case sits a plastic model of the [...]
First into Libya! Join Richard Bangs, acclaimed author, producer of MSNBCâ€™s Great Escapes, and co-founder of Mountain Travel Sobek for this extraordinary adventure in the Libyan Desert. In the long tradition of Mountain Travel Sobek exploratories, Richard will lead the first American tour group into Libya since the lifting of U.S. travel restrictions last month. [...]