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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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Rome, Italy

Undoubtedly the symbol of Rome, this magnificent ruin is indelibly linked to the past glory of the Roman Empire, and its subsequent decay and fall. It takes its name from the giant statue of the emperor Nero that once stood near this location. The amphitheatre was a project started by the emperor Vespasian in 72 CE and completed during his son Titus’ reign, seven years later. Not only is it imp...

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Amman, Jordan

The water park has lots of thrilling rides to keep the children entertained. It is the perfect place to relax and have fun especially for children who are bored of shopping and visiting tourist sites. The lower level has wave pools, river rides and slides as well as fast food outlets for the kids. The upper level has a quieter pool and restaurant area. ...

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Golden Triangle

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Golden Triangle is known as KL's commercial, shopping, and entertainment hub. Here you'll find all the major shops and outlets, along with towering skyscrapers (such as the Petronas Towers) and top-end hotels. The nocturnal side of the Golden Triangle is just as exciting as its daylight counterpart. You can roam around and enjoy the busy and buzzing atmosphere, or simply sit down and enjo...

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