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