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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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Located north of Jakarta in the Java Sea, these stunning Kepulauan Seribu are easily accessible by speed boat from the Ancol marina. These 300 or so islands offer to an escape from the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan city.  ...

Carol Park

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Bucharest, Romania

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Hukuru Miskiiy

Hukuru Miskiiy

Maldives, Maldives

The oldest mosque in Maldives is the Hukuru Miskiiy. This mosque was built in 1956 when Sultan Ibrahim Iskandhar I was the ruler of Maldives. The fine lacquer work and intricate woodcarvings in the mosque attract a lot of visitors. The interior and exterior walls of the mosque, built with coral stones, are beautifully carved with Arabic writings and other ornamental designs. The doors, window fram...

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Christchurch, New Zealand

The most extensive collection of kiwi birds is found at the Willowbank reserve in Christchurch. On a much smaller scale than the Onara, the Williowbank breeds most of the local animal population of the country especially kiwis. Extended tours for kiwi life and breeding are arranged for tourists who are allowed to play, feed and pet the birds as well. Multiple school programs and skits are also arr...