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IATA Revises Growth Forecast Downward

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its financial forecast for airlines in 2009 downward – to a global loss of $9 billion.   This almost twice the $4.7 billion loss estimate in March, demonstrating that the revenue environment is quickly worsening. 

IATA also increased its last 2008 loss estimate from $8.5 billion to $10.4 billion
 

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Budapest, Hungary

Purposely built on the western edge of an ancient Roman civilian settlement, this museum offers extensive exhibits on Roman life in Budapest. There is a vast collection of Roman coins and wall paintings, a replica of a 3rd century organ called a ‘hydra’ and stone sarcophagi. Across the road is the Roman Civilian Amphitheatre which, while smaller than the original thing, leaves much to the imaginat...

Ali Qapu Palace

Ali Qapu Palace

Isfahan, Iran

Address: west side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square, opposite the Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque Timings: 8am to sunset Tickets: IRR 4000 This majestic palatial edifice was initially built as a grand portal that marked entry into the royal gardens that lie to the west of the Naqsh e Jahan Square. Quite simple in its forms, a cubical arrangement of walls and columns, with large blind arches that r...

Panfilov Park

Panfilov Park

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: between Gogol Street and Qazybek Bi Street, downtown Almaty. Take bus # 63 & 94, tram # 4 & 6, and trolleybus # 1, 11, & 12. A large rectangular park named in honor of the 28th Panfilov Battalion, a regiment of 28 brave troops from Kazakhstan, under their leader General Panfilov, who valiantly guarded Moscow during the Second World War. It contains a large memorial sculpture to pay h...

Theemuge (Former Presidential Palace)

Theemuge (Former Presidential Palace)

Maldives, Maldives

Theemuge is the site of the Supreme Court of the Maldives as well as the former official residence of the President of the Maldives. The building was designed by a Malaysian architect and was named after some of the first Muslim rulers of the Maldives, who reigned during the late Lunar Dynasty (1411 to 1388). In 1998 it became the official residence of the president and served as such ...