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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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Grand Mosque

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Red Square & Lenin's Mausoleum

Red Square & Lenin's Mausoleum

Moscow, Russia

Red Square is one of the most important sites in Moscow and swarming with tourists every holiday season. Communist parades were held here and parades continue to pass through this square. This structure is not to be missed especially since Lenin's Mausoleum is located right here. This houses the embalmed body of Lenin. Lenin was an extremely significant player in Russia's history. He led th...

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Rhino and Lion reserve is home to over 600 animals from 25 different species and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind.   Address: 7 kilometers from the  Kromdraai sign, right off the N14. Telephone: +27 (0)11 957 0106 Website: http://www.rhinolion.co.za/  ...

Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Johannesburg Zoo is a place that kids will simply love! A great precursor to a safari, the Jo'burg zoo provides excellent facilities and showcases over 2000 animals. Disabled people and children are provided special viewing facilities with the zoo being one of the most child friendly areas of the city. The animals are arranged in zones depending on the area they belong to, such as the Spice R...