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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Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

Isfahan, Iran

Address: Ostandari Street Timings: open daily 8am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm winters and 4pm to 9pm summers Tickets: IR 10000 Located within a convenient walking distance from the Naqsh e Jahan Square, this place is the first one in a series of museums that you will encounter as you walk along Ostandari Street from north to south. The museum is housed within a charming 15th century bu...

Keats House

Keats House

London, United Kingdom

Keats House is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820, and is the setting that inspired some of his most memorable poetry.   Here, Keats wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale', and fell in love with Fanny Brawne, the girl next door. It was from this house that he travelled to Rome, where he died of tuberculosis aged just 25.   The Keats House collection is comprised of an enormous...

Temple of Dawn

Temple of Dawn

Bangkok, Thailand

This is one of Bangkok's most renowned temples. Numerous steps have to be climbed and while the ascent is strenuous the stunning view more than compensates for that. The Grand Palace, the Temple of the Holy Jewel Image and the Chao Phraya River- the main landmarks of the city are visible from 260 feet above the ground.   Timings: Daily 8 A.M- 5:30 P.M Address: West bank of the Chao Phra...

Omani French Museum

Omani French Museum

Muscat, Oman

Nostalgia about an era gone by (the 19th century in particular) is evoked in this rather interesting museum. Tourists are able to learn from the exhibits and galleries showcasing Oman’s unique relationship with France, a former colonial power. The pictures of early French diplomats are also on display along with an interesting collection of postage stamps. This museum was opened in 1992 in a house...