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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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The Children Arts Museum

Oslo, Norway

The Children Arts Museum is an excellent destination if you have kids in tow. The museum features children’s art from over 150 countries throughout the world. The museum seeks to promote children’s art worldwide. While you probably won’t be blown away by anything within the museum, your kids might be and will gain exposure to numerous cultures and styles of art. Address: Lille Froens vei 4, 0...

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Southeast Asian equivalents of the Empire State Building, the Petronas Towers are Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic buildings.  They were the tallest in the world from their completion in 1998 until 2004, when they were surpassed by Taipei 101.  The Petronas Towers rise to a height of 378m (450m including the spires).  The frame was constructed with reinforced concrete, and becau...

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

London, United Kingdom

Buckingham Palace was built in 1705 as the London home for the Duke of Buckingham.  Before that the site had been a mulberry garden planted by James I in a futile attempt to raise silkworms.  In 1761, it was bought by George III for Queen Charlotte and in the 1820s it was transformed from “the Queen’s House” into a true royal palace.  Queen Victoria moved in upon her accession in ...

Parc de jeux Yasmina

Parc de jeux Yasmina

Casablanca, Morocco

Located in the centre of town, the ‘Yasmine Park’ is a great playground for children. It is a funfair located within the Parc de la ligue Arabe with small rides that are fun and relaxing Admission:  DH150 Open daily: 10am - 7pm Address: Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca                    ...