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Coconut Beach

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Coconut Beach
Coconut Beach is a beautiful beach in the coastal town of Badagry, west of Lagos. The beach is attractively set in an area surrounded by coconut trees. About 20 miles towards the border of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, Coconut Beach is accessible through the Lagos-Badagry expressway.

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Empire State Building at New York City

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Once again New York’s tallest building; this Art Deco structure increases 1,252 feet (381metre) from the land, with 102 floors and was construct in 16 months. It was prepared from Indiana limestone and granite by aluminum-plated mullions. The Empire State Building's 6,500 windows are supported aesthetically by sandblasting the spandrels, merger their tone and making the vertical striping effect.

Empire State Building
Not only was this impressive building built during the Depression, but it was build so fast that it changed the way skyscrapers were thinking about by designers. All four front walls are visible from the street, which is odd, and the 700-foot spire was initially intended as a docking bay for zeppelins.

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2009 brought tourism explosion to Africa: World Tourism Organization (WTO)

Monday, January 25, 2010
Africa witnesses a tourism explosion in 2009, while the tourism industry suffers a general refuse among the economic slowdown, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO).

The newest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer said that expansion returned to global tourism in the last quarter of 2009 contributing to better than estimated full-year results.

International tourist arrival for business, vacation and other purposes are likely to have declined universal by 4 per cent in 2009 to 880 million.

This represents a slight development on the previous estimation as a result of the 2 per cent upswing in the last quarter of 2009. In difference, international tourist arrival shrank by 10 per cent, 7 per cent and 2 per cent in the first three quarters correspondingly.

Asia and the Pacific and the Middle East led the revival with increase already revolving positive in both regions in the second half of 2009, the organization said.

"The global economic crisis motivated by the uncertainty approximately the A (H1N1) pandemic turned 2009 into one of the toughest years for the tourism sector", said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.

"Though, the outcome of current months propose that recovery is in progress, and even somewhat previous and at a stronger speed than originally estimated", he said.

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World’s tourism industry appears to new prospect

Friday, January 22, 2010
World Tourism
The movers and the shakers of the world’s tourism industry have been meeting in Madrid as the sector effort to put behind a miserable 2009 and look ahead to new horizons. The next hot target is always top of the agenda and one region that could take off is Africa, mainly with this year’s Football World Cup.

Despite its worried poverty, rising democracy and stability to certain parts of the continent means there are high hopes between delegates. This year 170 countries are in the Spanish capital for the Fitur show, appreciably up from last year’s 140. Along with Africa other alien locations are vying for attention, including some of the old favorites in Asia and the Indian sub-continent.

Euro news’ Francisco Garcia Martin in Madrid said:
‘‘After a hard year that many would like to forget, the tourist sector’s vital signs are start to recover. Compared to last year, the financial crisis has damaged and investors are looking at the future with a little more confidence. According to information from the World Tourism Organization, the sector will increase between 3 and 5 percent in 2010.’‘

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Disney moves onward on Hawaiian resort

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Mickey will be declaring Aloha pretty soon! The Walt Disney Company is functioning to put up an oceanfront resort on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina is what Disney likes to consider of as a place for families to meet, reconnect and immerse themselves in the stories of Hawaii.

The resort will comprise hotel rooms, Disney Vacation Club Villas , gathering rooms and wedding facilities that increase over 21 acres. The huge resort sits on acres of ocean visions, white sandy beaches, lush tropical foliage, and salt water lagoons.

The engineers of the resort or as Disney like to refer to them as Imaginers teamed up with the associates of the local community to plan a resort that would tell a story. Examples of storytelling essentials contain the lobby mural depicting Hawaiian life and the path finding signs on the floor, pointing makai, "towards the ocean," or mauka, "towards the mountain." The Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina which will suggest all the facilities of a world-class resort is planned to open in fall 2011.

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"The Great Barrier Reef" – Australia

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef

One of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef off the east coastline of Australia is the world’s leading coral reef. It has the division of being placed in the World Heritage as fit as the National Heritage lists.

With further than 600 islands and coral cays, the reef faces more than 300,000 sq. km. Corals create up the reefs and cays and are liable for an enormous variety of sea life in the reef — green turtles, numerous varieties of whales and dolphins, the dugong, regarding 4000 types of mollusks, 1500 special species of fish, as well as wonderfully colored bird life surrounding at least 200 species. The Great Reef Marine Park is a vast tourist attraction with millions of tourists visiting the region each year. Sporting activities consist of reef sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, amongst others.

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Host World Sports measures to pull towards Tourists

Sunday, January 17, 2010
Brunei should host new international sports events as one mode of putting the country on the world tourism map, said sports supporters, after the three-day Asia vs Europe 9-Ball Team face up to attracted hundreds of visitors to the Rizqun International Hotel.

Lee Han Wee said that he liked every international sports competition seized in the Sultanate as it gives admirers such as him an option to witness a live match.

"Its high moment we prove to the globe that Brunei can host international tournaments such as this, and we require doing this extra in order to put us on the plan. I consider this is one of several ways to improve tourism in the Sultanate," he told The Brunei Times.

"It's an excitement to actually be capable to observe a 9-ball game up close quite than on television. You truly catch the experience of it. I expect to see more of this being organized so that my age group and I can enjoy," he added.

One of the practical staff at the hotel said many viewers showed up early to observe their favorite’s players in act.

"As estimated, there are more turnouts of viewers today than the earlier two days. Not just because it’s the finals, however it's also a

Sunday when public are not at work," he said. "Crowds go wild with cheers as Asian players' names were declare by the emcee, and that actually proved the strength and support of the local viewers," he added.

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Quality of life - India hits China, Russia

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
India has moved up 35 places to go round into the 88th best country in the world to live in, leaving after the nations like Russia and China, according to an examination.

The rise has completed India the second best place behind Bhutan to live in the sub-continent, according to the 2010 Worth of Life Index, published by travel magazine International Living.
Sweden has been named as the costliest country in the world to live in by the list.

In 2009, India was the fourth greatest nation in South Asia behind Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

The list, presented for the 30th year, ranks 194 country’s in nine group’s: cost of living, culture and leisure, economy, environment, freedom, health, infrastructure, safety and risk, and climate.

India has not only better its overall place in the tally, but has also increased about 25 points in the price of living category. This year the country got 65 points evaluated to 40 last year.

"The form informs how much it will charge one to exist in method similar to, or superior than, the typical of living you're possible enjoying in the United States," the publication says.

Iraq tops the cost of living group, securing 100 per cent. This makes it the most horrible country to live in. The second-worst place to settle down in is Afghanistan, which got 88 points. For the proof, Sweden scored a zero in the group.

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Delightful ice scenery in East China

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tibet toward provide six mln tourists - 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010
Tibet is likely to be given six million tourists in 2010 with whole tourism profits of 5.9 billion yuan, basis from Tibet Tourism Bureau.

This year, Tibet will focus on promoting the tourism monetary benefit and service value through combining the high-level and familiar travel routes to put up Tibet to be the world-class tourist destination, according to Wang Songping, deputy manager of Tibet Tourism Bureau.

Tibet will highlight on the promotion in world tourism market, creation of tourism infrastructure, modern of tourism products as well as preparation of professional talents in 2010.

Previous year, Tibet made a new elevated in both the tourist number and tourism income. In all, Tibet expected 5.56 million tourists in 2009, up by 147.6% with an entire income of 5.24 million yuan, a annual increase of 132%.

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Legendary beauty of Nui Coc Lake

Thursday, January 7, 2010
Nui Coc Lake
Nui Coc Lake, the man-made reservoir, located in Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province is well-known for its spectacular and legendary beauty.

Nui Coc Lake also surprises tourists by a mysterious legend of a romantic but tragic love story between a girl named Cong and a man named Coc. As the legend has it, the Cong River and Coc Mountain are named after the names of the ill-fated couple.

The tourism zone of Nui Coc Lake covers a large mountainous area with natural landscape and exciting entertainment areas. The lake is surrounded by mountains, forest trees and green tea hills which help to make Nui Coc more like an artistic painting. Visiting Nui Coc Lake, tourists can explore natural beauty of the vast lake, amazing islets, giant mountains as well as enjoy entertainment activities and the region’s specialties.

Nui Coc tourism area is divided into two parts: the north and the south of the lake. The northern zone provides visitors with varieties of entertainment facilities like water park, dinosaur park, electric railway, swimming pools and so on. Along the hill’s slope, many lodging houses and guest houses are available to tourists who want to stay overnight. A thing that should not be missed is the region’s specialties such as shrimp, tench bream….How enjoyable it is to sit in a restaurant floating on cool water and enjoying the region’s specialties.

The southern zone of Nui Coc Lake shows all kinds of services and a busy tourism zone which can meet diverse needs of tourists.

Discovering caves is a great choice to those who love adventurous tourism. Such caves as ‘Legendary Palace’, ‘Three Pine Trees’ and ‘Fairy Tale World’ will certainly amaze tourists. Inside the caves there are fanciful mazes and natural masterpieces of all kinds. More interesting, many old fairy tales are carved on the cave’s walls. Fairy tales along with legendary beauty of caves will lead tourists to a miraculous world to forget all their fatigue and sorrow in life.

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Improve tourism in Hainan, China

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
China plans to expand the southern island of Hainan, China's only tropical region, into a top international tourism destination by 2020, according to a declaration released by the State Council Monday. Also, the government aims to expand Hainan into a platform for international economic collaboration and cultural relations, a base for agricultural production and increasing resources and services in the South China Sea.

The government encourages developers to put up premium hotels and resorts in Hainan. Meanwhile, family-operated hotels and property-rental services will be confident, according to the declaration. There will also be an importance on the growth of the financial industry in the island. China will expand its yuan trade completion test program to Hainan Province and promote qualified tourism firms there to register on the stock market.

The government also launched other actions to boost the island's expansion, including rising oil and gas exploration, contributing more duty-free services, falling pollution and building new information networks and transportation. The plan also includes events to uphold modern tropical agriculture in Hainan, including tropical fruits and aquatic products, and enlarge its agricultural cooperation with Taiwan.

Hainan is a admired holiday destination among domestic travelers and some foreign tourists. In 2007 there were 18 million domestic tourists, and 750,000 from out of the country.

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Mexico City Tourist facts Expects to boost 35 Percent in 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010
Mexico City
Mexico City expected 10.4 million tourists in 2009 and expects that build to boost to 14 million next year, helped by events such as free public presentation of World Cup games, according to city officials.

City Tourism Minister Alejandro Rojas said that of the 10.4 million visitors to the funds who stayed in hotels, 2.4 million were foreign tourists and the rest from other divisions of Mexico, according to a administration release.

Alejandro Rojas planned that the economic benefit to the funds from tourism this year was 43.5 billion pesos ($ 3.3 billion). Tourism was harmfully affected by the depression in Mexico and the US, and by the swine flu occurrence in April and May, when public Authorities shut down restaurant entertainment venues and controlled activity.

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Chitral Museum

Chitral Museum
Depicting old history of Chitral, the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is sited at Polo Ground, Chitral. It offers glimpses of ancient heritage and has collection of historical articles mainly the Kalash Valley antiquity. The Parwak excavation in 2003 has provided the first ever archaeological material of Aryan Graves dating back to 1800 to 600 B.C. The museum’s formal inauguration took place on 28th November 2003. The proposal for such an historical site came from Mr. Shakil Durrani, then serving as Deputy Commissioner of Chitral.

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