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ADB encourages Palau to seek bigger spending tourists

- The Asian Development Bank says Palau needs to target higher spending tourists. The bank said strong economic growth was masking urgent infrastructure and environmental challenges that threaten the long term sustainability of Palau's economy. In an ADB assessment it warned the rapid growth of low-end tourism could damage Palau's famed natural environment and World Heritage sites. The bank's Liliana Warid says figures showing GDP growth of 5.3 percent in 2014

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Palau Chamber of Commerce sceptical over residency offer
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Chinese ad offers homes in Palau and US access
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EU wraps up talks with Palau
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EU wraps up talks with Palau
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ADB warns Palau facing 'urgent' infrastructure challenges
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ADB encourages Palau to seek bigger spending tourists
ADB encourages Palau to seek bigger spending tourists The Asian Development Bank says Palau needs to target higher spending tourists. The bank said strong economic growth was masking urgent infrastructure and environmental challenges that threaten the long term sustainability of Palau's economy. In an ADB assessment it warned the rapid growth of low-end tourism could damage Palau's famed natural environment and World Heritage sites. The bank's Liliana Warid says figures showing GDP growth of 5.3 percent in 2014   Read More ...
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Palau's new government to invest in people and the environment
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Five-star answer to mass tourism: President of Palau proposes new law for 'quality over quantity'
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Palau tourism aims for five-star resorts only
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Palau tourism aims for five-star resorts only
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Palau president sworn in for $US200,000
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