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Green Tourism Gains Momentum

Despite the impact of the global recession on most travel market eco-tourism, or green tourism, is increasing.   Green tourism used to be a niche form of tourism but it is now pushing its way into the mainstream.   The term eco-tourism implies travel to protected areas in a low impact, small scale way, and there is a focus on educating the traveler. 

Emirates launched Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa the first luxury, conservation based resort in Australia.   Tony Williams, said “When guests open their eyes at Wolgan Valley they will see the real Australia in all its natural beauty,” Mr. Williams is senior vice president, resorts and projects for Emirates Hotels and Resorts. Emirates’ Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and just celebrated its tenth anniversary.  Mr. Williams said the secret of success is having a long term vision.  He said financial investment and conservation are long term projects and these two elements are natural partners.
 

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Baha'i Temple

New Delhi, India

Otherwise known as the Lotus Temple, the modern Baha'i Temple has often been compared to the Sydney Opera House. Giant white petals of Rajasthani Macrana marble open out from nine pools and walkways in the shape of an unfolding lotus, symbolising the nine spiritual paths of the Baha'i faith. The crouched yet upright stance and upturned, opening petals hint at the human form in ecstatic prayer. Th...

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is the home for impressive collections of 17th century Dutch, 18th and 19th century British and European, 19th and 20th century South African art, as well as a print cabinet of works from the 15th century to the present time.   Address: King George Street (off Klein Street), Joubert Park Telephone: +27 (0)11 725 3130 Website: www.joburg.org.za/whatson/fine...

The Conservatoire de Musique

The Conservatoire de Musique

Geneva, Switzerland

The Conservatory of Music is a relic from the Byzantine Empire. Decorated with muses of civilizations long gone by, the Conservatory hosts a modern academy of music consisting of several classrooms, in addition to a spacious hall for concerts and performances.    Location: Place Neuve Telephone: 022 311 7633  ...

National Museum

National Museum

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The National Museum of Cambodia is worth visiting! It features the statues of Hindu and Greek Gods, ancient tablets carved in Sanskrit and obsolete Khmer languages, and artifacts from primitive burial sites. National Museum’s most famous attraction is the statue of King Jayavarman VII in the courtyard. Photography isn’t allowed inside the museum however by paying a small amount you can capture sev...