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Incentives Fall With Global Slowdown

Popular business incentives such as overseas trips for high octane salesman are currently falling dramatically due to the global financial crisis. UAE travel agents are reporting a severe dip in 2009 bookings for incentive packages to and from the UAE.   

The bookings for these trips are falling due to a spending freeze on non-essential trips being implemented by banks and property companies.
 

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Karen Blixen Museum

Nairobi, Kenya

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Artist District

Artist District

Munich, Germany

Schwabing is the upscale artistic and entertainment district of Munich. It was once home to communities of artists and bohemians. The area is now packed with well off young professionals. This is a trendy and yet charming neighborhood filled with small open-air cafes. It has all kinds of expensive stores ranging from shoe stores to bookstores. There are many superb restaurants, bars and exclusiv...

Basilica Cistern

Basilica Cistern

Istanbul, Turkey

The Basilica Cistern, also called the Yerebatan (sunken) Palace, is one of Istanbul's most unique attractions.  The name refers to a basilica which once stood at the heart of Constantinople.  The cistern was built underneath by Emperor Justinian to provide water to the nearby palaces.  It was connected via aqueduct.  Allegedly more than 7,000 slaves worked on the construction.&...

Panteao Nacional (National Pantheon)

Panteao Nacional (National Pantheon)

Lisbon, Portugal

While intended to be a church, this structure now pays homage to the heroes and heroines of Portugal including explorer Vasco da Gama and fadista Amalia Rodrigues. While the outside of the structure is porcelain white, the dome within, being all pink marble and gold lining, resembles a Faberge egg. Like most of Lisbon’s attractions, this one also boasts a brilliant view of the river. Address: Ca...