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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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Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum

Athens, Greece

This consists of a private collection of thousands of pieces of art dating back to the Neolithic era. Treasures stored here range from gold goblets to intricate textiles, to bronze statues to entire rooms from Greek mansions in the 1700s. A new section of the Museum is the Benaki collection of Islamic Art.   Timings: Daily [except Tuesday] Address: 1 Koumbari Admission: 6 EUR Te...

Masjid-e-Nimrah

Masjid-e-Nimrah

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Located in the plain of Arafat, this Masjid is the place where the prayers of Hajj, (the combined Zuhur and Asr prayers), are said on 9th  Zil Hajj. This Masjid opens only once a year especially for the Hajj prayers. It is a sight to behold. It takes 30 minutes by car to reach from the city centre. ...

Pinacoteca do Estado

Pinacoteca do Estado

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Known for its State Art Gallery that has over 5,000 works of art old and new, the Estado is a haven for art lovers. The restaurant here is also worth checking out. Address : Praça da Luz 2, Centro Tel : 011-3229-9844 Timings : Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm Entry fee : R$4; Saturdays free.  ...

Zoological Garden

Zoological Garden

Singapore, Singapore

The zoo houses a wide variety of caged animals some of them for conservation purposes due to their alarmingly diminishing number which includes species of polar bear and pygmy hippos. Special area for children has also been designed where they are able to interact with tame animals and serve them with different edibles at the same time.   80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore Telephone: +95 ...