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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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Mohatta Palace and Museum

Mohatta Palace and Museum

Karachi, Pakistan

This palace was built by a Hindu businessman by the name of Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta in the 1920's. The building is constructed out of special pink stones from Jodhpur and the common yellow stones. It housed the offices of the Foreign Affairs ministry after the founding of Pakistan. It was soon given under the care of Fatima Jinnah, sister of the Quaid, but after her death it fell into negle...

The famous Recoleta Cemetery

The famous Recoleta Cemetery

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The famous Recoleta Cemetery is well worth a visit as it is the resting place of many Argentinian celebrities. It is open daily from 8am-6pm and you may even be able to catch one of the guided tours. Telephone: 4804 7040 Website: www.cementeriorecoleta.com.ar  ...

Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens

Auckland Regional Botanic Gardens

Auckland, New Zealand

Located in Manurewa (South Auckland) containing numerous varieties of plants and exotic flowers. It also hosts the annual Ellerslie Flower Show.           ...

Vien Bao Tang Lich Su (Museum of Vietnamese History)

Vien Bao Tang Lich Su (Museum of Vietnamese History)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The historical museum built in 1929 consists of a wide collection of artifacts depicting over 2,000 years of Vietnamese history from ancient dynasties to independence. Location: Nguyen Binh Khiem, District 1 Tel: (08) 829 8146.                    ...