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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New Zealand's First and only indoor ski resort. Open 365 days a year. Hours: Daily 9am-midnight Address: 91 Small Rd Location: Silverdale Phone : 09/427-0044 Prices: Admission for 1 hr. NZ$36, adults, NZ$30, children under 12; day pass NZ$50, adults, NZ$45, children under 12. Rental equipment and clothing available for extra cost        ...

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