General Travel News

Gulf Tourists Targets Of Geneva Crime

Gulf Tourists to the Swiss city of Geneva have been targeted amid a growing surge in crime.  Geneva has an international reputation for tranquility.    A 38 year old man was assaulted on 16 July outside Geneva nightclub, and criticisms over lack of security have provoked controversy and underscored surging street crime.   

Geneva is known as a playground for wealthy Middle East tourists and the city is sensitive to anything that might harm its image.    Geneva’s tourist office said Gulf tourists generate about one tenth of its overall tourist revenue – about 250 million Swiss francs, (233 million dollars, or 164 million Euros).  Canton chief prosecutor said Geneva has a reputation as a calm place but there has been a 50% increase in crimes such as assault and theft over the past seven years.  This increase in crime has been most significant in the Paquis and Eaux-Vives neighborhoods, which flank Lake Geneva, the City’s main attraction.
 

More General Travel News
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
The Arboretum

The Arboretum

Nairobi, Kenya

This beautiful forest reserve is spread over 80 acres and has more than 300 species of trees from Kenya. It is a beautiful place to walk around in and absorb the sounds and sights of pure nature.  Arboretum Road (off State House Road) Tel: +254 (2) 749957 ...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Most hotels in Bandar Seri Begawan have kids clubs that can babysit and entertain children while parents can go off and explore. A popular place for families is the Jerudong Theme Park as well as the Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach. There are also plenty of parks which you can explore. ...

Museum Nasional (National Museum)

Museum Nasional (National Museum)

Jakarta, Indonesia

The museum houses vast collections of prehistoric, ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, including one of the world's largest collections of Southeast Asian ceramics and Hindu Javanese art. The museum was opened in 1868. http://www.museumnasional.org/ Address: Jl Merdeka Barat 12 New Jakarta Jakarta, Java Indonesia Tel: 021 381 2346  ...

Armémuseum

Armémuseum

Stockholm, Sweden

What one often does not realize is that war has very real civilian consequences. This is one of the things this museum attempts to show through the medium of art: how war affects normal people. This museum highlights the dark side of human nature through art, weaponry and war scene reconstructions. A major attraction at the museum is the replica ‘sawhorse’, a medieval weapon of torture. Each floor...