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International Tourism Stalls

The volatile world economy caused the international demand for tourism to slow significantly in 2008.   International tourist arrivals in 2008 were 924 million, a 16 million increase, or 2% increase compared to 2007.

However, during the second half of 2008 growth stopped and the trend for international arrivals declined slightly.  This trend is expected to continue into 2009.
 

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Mount Uhud

Mount Uhud

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Mount Uhud, 1077 metres high, is a very famous mountain in Islamic history. The 2nd battle of Islam that took place between Muslims and infidels was fought near this mountain. The Muslims lost this battle unfortunately but they learned numerous valuables lessons from it through the verdicts of Allah in the Holy Quran. The Prophet (PBUH) often showed emotion when he discussed the Uhud Mount and sai...

Marine Science College Museum

Marine Science College Museum

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Marine Museum has a collection of live and fossilized fish on display. The Museum is convieniently located  next to the Red Sea, so that college students and the like can use their boats fully equipped for travel, studies and research. Address : North Ubhor ...

National Museum of Anthropology

National Museum of Anthropology

Mexico City, Mexico

Address: Avenada Paseo de la Reforma Chapultepec Polanco Mexico City 11560 Phone: +52 05536266 Website: http://www.mna.inah.gob.mx/muna/mna_ing/main.html Email: atencion.mna@inah.gob.mx Timings: Tuesdays to Sundays: 9am to 7 pm. Admission: 51 pesos Tuesdays to Saturdays. Sundays free. Free entrance for: Children under 13 Seniors over 60 Students and ...

Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Despite being one of the oldest pagodas in the city, Giac Lam Pagoda, which has been remodeled a couple of times, is very well-maintained. The temple’s elaborate decorations reflect a combination of Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist influences and its centerpiece is a statue of Amitabha Buddha. With its gardens and tall bodhi tree, the peaceful Giac Lam Pagoda is a wonderful place for relaxation and ...