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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Featured Sights To See
Hungarian National Museum

Hungarian National Museum

Budapest, Hungary

Built in 1847, this museum has the most important and comprehensive collection of Hungarian artefacts and relics. Starting from the history of the Carpathian Basin, you move through the Magyar tribes’ exhibit and follow the shaping of Hungary from the conquest of the Basin to the end of communism. In the basement, artefacts from Roman and medieval times are displayed and in other rooms you can fin...

El Rastro Market

El Rastro Market

Madrid, Spain

This colourful Sunday flea market is a must visit for its variety of items including souvenirs and bargain priced treasures. The ambiance is full of vibrant, local charm and has a lot to offer visitors in terms of eating and shopping. The real flavor of Madrid unfolds here.   Calle Ribera de los Curtidores, Lavapies Timings: Sun 08:00 - 13:00  ...

Mutrah Fort

Mutrah Fort

Muscat, Oman

This fort is yet another legacy of the Portuguese occupation of Muscat dating back to the latter half of the 16th century. While the fort is closed to visitors, it is a wonderful photop opportunity and is within view from the Mutrah Souk and Corniche. Timings: Daily Admission: none Address: Mutrah Harbor Tel: none ...

Frederiksberg Town Hall

Frederiksberg Town Hall

Copenhagen, Denmark

In order to govern and administer the district of Frederiksberg, the town hall was founded between 1942-53. It includes a wedding room, an auditorium, library and assembly room. The lofty tower measuring 60 metres can be viewed from the rooftops of Copenhagen. Especially arranged for tourists, there is a guided tour on the first Saturday of every month at 1 pm. Address: 1-3, Smallegade Te...