News in brief: Egyptian Resorts, Bangkok flood, Hurricane Rina

Sawari project relaunched:  Egyptian Resorts and Orascom Development Holding announced that the US$369 million mixed-use Sawari resort project in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt, is set to start construction in 2012.

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Bangkok empties ahead of flood:  Hotels in Bangkok are emptying as visitors and residents head to Pattaya, Hua Hin and other destinations to escape flooding in the city.

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Hurricane Rina hitting Mayan Riviera:  Mexican authorities have begun evacuating and setting up emergency shelters in the Mayan Riviera area as Hurricane Rina begins to hit.

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US authorizes Cuba tours:  The U.S. government gave a green light for Friendly Planet to being offering education tours of Cuba, a change in policy as the U.S. embargo on the island communist nation continues.

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Manchester hotel bought:  Jasminder Singh, chairman of Edwardian Group, has bought Manchester’s Radisson Edwardian Free Trade Hall out of administration.

Read more at Place North West