General Travel News

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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McGill University and McCord Museum

McGill University and McCord Museum

Montreal, Canada

McGill University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Canada.  It has the oldest law school in Canada.  The campus has tree lined walkways and an eclectic mix of nineteenth century and modern/postmodern architecture.  The atmosphere is collegial; all the students make the campus come alive.  During the day you can visit the departments, gardens, and of cou...

Cosmo's World

Cosmo's World

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is considered to be Malaysia's largest indoor theme park. It has two sections: one for children, and the other for thrill-seekers. You need only one ticket to get into both sections. Its most popular ride is the seven-story indoor roller coaster. Berjaya Times Square Admission: Adults $7; Children $4   ...

US Holocaust Museum

US Holocaust Museum

Washington DC, United States

Visitors should come prepared for an experience likely to be disturbing and difficult to forget when visiting United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. At the start of the tour, each visitor is given an identity card of a Holocaust victim that matches the visitor's own age and gender. Ordinary reality is skewed through off-center stairways, weird angles and the shadows of other visitors on the glas...

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

If you must see only one museum in Lisbon make it this one. Housed in a 16th century convent, this place pays homage to one of Portugal’s most famous exports the azulejo (tile). The exhibits cover everything, from the azulejo’s beginnings in the Ottoman empire to the present. Star attractions include a 36m panel depicting a pre-earthquake Lisbon and a gold-bedecked baroque chapel. The cafe also ge...