General Travel News

International Tourism Stalls

The volatile world economy caused the international demand for tourism to slow significantly in 2008.   International tourist arrivals in 2008 were 924 million, a 16 million increase, or 2% increase compared to 2007.

However, during the second half of 2008 growth stopped and the trend for international arrivals declined slightly.  This trend is expected to continue into 2009.
 

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Dar Lasram

Dar Lasram

Tunis, Tunisia

With the job of overseeing the Medina, Dar Lasram is an 18th century mansion which manages all conversations in and out of the Medina. Home to the Association of Preservation of Medina, the historic palace is in possession of all plans, scribes, photographs and maps of this historic area. For all its worth, the mansion is definitely worth a visit for its beautiful courtyard, vaulted ceilings and b...

The Golden Buddha

The Golden Buddha

Bangkok, Thailand

This is an important site for Thai locals. Dating back to the 1200s the image of Buddha is spectacular. This 10 foot statue weighing in at over 5 tons consists of solid gold. The story of its discovery is a famed legend that when it was found it had been covered with plaster, probably to protect it being sacked by foreign invaders. Beneath the plaster was this fantastic statue of gleaming gold. ...

Kids in tow

Kids in tow

Washington DC, United States

Here are several suggestions on what we think children might find interesting on their trip to DC. You can start with the National Zoo, a sure hit with the kids! Not only is admission free but the National zoo is home to 400 different species of animals and is set within the beautiful Rock Creek National Park . Next, head for the National Museum of Natural History where the kids will love the...

Chinatown

Chinatown

Montreal, Canada

No world-class city can call itself that with a straight face if it doesn't have a Chinatown!  Montreal is no exception.  This is the largest Chinatown in Canada, which is an accomplishment considering the large Chinese populations in Toronto and Vancouver.  You can find traditional Chinese architecture, restaurants, shops and much more.  This is a great place to get some cheap...