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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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Namdaemun

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Seoul, South Korea

The Great South Gate is one of the symbols of Seoul and is the most prized treasure of the country. It is a two -tiered pagoda style roofed gate made with stone and wood. This gate served many purposes; it greeted visitors to the city, kept away wild animals and prevented outsiders from entering the city. It looks stunning at night when it is floodlit. The nearby Namdaemun Market is a great place ...

Maropeng

Maropeng

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Citadella

Citadella

Budapest, Hungary

A fortress that never saw battle, it was erected by the Hasburgs after the 1848-49 War of Independence just in case of further rebellion. However by the time it was ready, the political climate had cooled and the citadella was of no use. Today it contains some of the city’s artillery, the Bunker Waxworks (466 5794, times 9am-7pm, price 1200Ft) and a rather rundown hostel/hotel. However if you walk...