General Travel News

Green Tourism Gains Momentum

Despite the impact of the global recession on most travel market eco-tourism, or green tourism, is increasing.   Green tourism used to be a niche form of tourism but it is now pushing its way into the mainstream.   The term eco-tourism implies travel to protected areas in a low impact, small scale way, and there is a focus on educating the traveler. 

Emirates launched Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa the first luxury, conservation based resort in Australia.   Tony Williams, said “When guests open their eyes at Wolgan Valley they will see the real Australia in all its natural beauty,” Mr. Williams is senior vice president, resorts and projects for Emirates Hotels and Resorts. Emirates’ Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and just celebrated its tenth anniversary.  Mr. Williams said the secret of success is having a long term vision.  He said financial investment and conservation are long term projects and these two elements are natural partners.
 

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Hopi Hari

Hopi Hari

Sao Paulo, Brazil

One of the largest and modern amusement parks, the Hope Hari is actually divided into five separate parks and is located about one hundred kilometers from Sao Paulo. You can either drive there, (which takes about an hour), or you can take a bus to the park. Their website is mainly in Portuguese but your hotel staff will be able to guide you. Web Site : http://www.hopihari.com.br/  ...

The Arataki Visitors Centre

The Arataki Visitors Centre

Auckland, New Zealand

The Arataki Visitors Centre on Scenic Drive is worth seeing because there are nature trails sporting native trees and birds found in the area with an excellent scenic drive. Trails are safe to hike and can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 4-5 hours. The center will also provide models, history and facts of native birds and the surrounding area.          ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Chicago, United States

Chicago can boast of being a very child-friendly city with all there is for them to see and do. Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum This is the only museum that currently has two full size planetarium theatres. A permanent exhibition, Shoot for the Moon, highlights the exciting stories of space exploration and America’s bold plans to return to the moon. In Mission: Moon, young visito...

Yeouido Park

Yeouido Park

Seoul, South Korea

With over 60,000 visitors on weekends, it is by far one of the most popular places in the city. Spread out on 230,000 square meters, it is also one of the largest. It has a traditional Korean forest as well as a concert area and several paths for cycling, or walking. The hundreds of trees on the grounds offer shade to the thousands of visitors that throng the park. The three ponds in the park are ...