General Travel News

Air Ticket Demand Up As Swine Flu Fears Subside

Travel industry sources say demand for air travel tickets and holiday tour packages in Qatar is increasing as fears of swine flu decline among the public.  An official from a leading travel agency said few people are talking about the swine flu now, and “We have seen an increase in demand for air tickets and our summer package over the past two weeks.”

With the initial outbreak of swine flu many potential tourists chose to stay at home rather than risk exposure to the H1N1 virus.  However those infected quickly recovered and people  now believe the disease is not as serious or life threatening.   The travel industry source said at the beginning of summer there were only a few bookings to usually popular destinations – particularly in Europe, but now the market is returning to normal.
 

More General Travel News
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
World’s longest urban zipline launches in Dubai
Luxury cruiseliner Crystal Symphony makes Dubai first port of call
Latest Travel News
Emirates to launch services to Santiago ...
First floating drive-through debuts in D...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Featured Sights To See
Cinema Metro

Cinema Metro

Cairo, Egypt

If you feel beat from the day's activities, then catch a flick at Cinema Metro, a place where you can catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster in English.   35 Talaat Harb Street ...

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi, Kenya

On a visit to Nairobi, if one does not have the time for a Kenyan Safari, then a trip to this National Park will satisfy the urge to feel and see the wonders of the Safari. The Park is fenced on the Nairobi side but open from the other to allow all the game to come freely through it. It has trees, parks, water bodies, deep gorges and observation points, like the Impala point, from where one can s...

Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece

This consists of a private collection of thousands of pieces of art dating back to the Neolithic era. Treasures stored here range from gold goblets to intricate textiles, to bronze statues to entire rooms from Greek mansions in the 1700s. A new section of the Museum is the Benaki collection of Islamic Art.   Timings: Daily [except Tuesday] Address: 1 Koumbari Admission: 6 EUR Te...

Residenz ( Residence Palace Museum)

Residenz ( Residence Palace Museum)

Munich, Germany

The Residenz was the palace of the Wittlebachs. It was first the political and cultural center of the first Dukes, then the Electors (from 1623) and finally the Kings of Bavaria (1806 – 1918). The various rulers furnished and extended the palace’s rooms to suit their personal tastes.   It is one of Europe’s finest Renaissance buildings and had to be almost completely rebuilt after being ...