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New Hospitality Degree Offered at Emirates Academy

A new Master of Science degree in International Hospitality Management will be offered at Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management.   This degree is the first of its kind in the UAE.  The new program begins in October 2009 and is focused on hospitality leaders of the future.  It will emphasize managerial competence, building on the foundations of undergraduate studies.  Students of the academy wishing to continue their studies are eligible, and external applicants wishing to advance their careers in the industry are also welcome.

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Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

An hour and a half drive outside the Ho Chi Minh City center, this elaborate network of underground tunnels was used by the Vietcong as communications routes, supply routes, and living quarters during the guerilla operations of the Vietnam War. Not for the claustrophobic, tourists can squeeze down the hatches and into the tunnels for a view of these remnants of the war.     &nb...

City Pillar Shrine

City Pillar Shrine

Bangkok, Thailand

When Bangkok became the capital in 1782, King Rama I ordered the construction of this shrine. Inside are the four gods revered by the Thais including Phra Seua Muang, Phra Song Muang, Phra Lak Muang and Phra Siam Devathiraj. All four are thought to be the protectors and guardians of the city of Bangkok.   Address: Th Rathchadamnoen Nai & Th Lak Muang Tel: 02222-9876  ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Although it may not seem that way at first, Buenos Aires is an extremely safe and child friendly city. There are many child-friendly eateries and lots of parks to explore. Porteños adore children; you are bound to get into some interesting conversations with the locals that never would have happened if not for your little ones. Keeping the kids busy for hours will not be difficult in Buenos Aires....

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Cape Town, South Africa

This has to be one of the most stunning attractions in all of Cape Town. Another renowned tourist hot spot, these gardens are arguably amongst the top five most beautiful gardens in the world. Located on the slopes of Table Mountain, it is the ideal place for vacationers to unwind amidst this serene and beautiful setting. The different plant species that are grown here astonish visitors with the v...