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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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Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat (Washing Place)

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat (Washing Place)

Mumbai, India

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is Mumbai’s 136 years old laundry. It is an amazing sight to see the city’s dirty laundry being washed in row upon row of open-air troughs.  The dhobis working at the ghats wash every item by hand. It’s a fascinating sight and a popular photo-opportunity.  Anyone can look from above, but visitors are discouraged from entering the washing floor. Address: Dr. E Mo...

Plaza Altamira

Plaza Altamira

Caracas, Venezuela

Also called the Plaza Francia, this is a large public square that is immensely popular with locals of all ages during summer evenings and winter afternoons. The plaza features a majestic obelisk and a refreshing water fountain, two prominent features that make it stand out as more of a photo op than any other public square in Caracas. It also contains a number of stalls offering foodstuff, ...

Jade Buddha Temple

Jade Buddha Temple

Shanghai, China

This temple as it now stands was built in 1918. It is a hot spot for tourists because of its beautiful architecture, its magnificent halls, the two statues of Buddha carved from a single piece of white jade and transported by a monk from Burma to Shanghai, a sleeping Buddha, and some fantastic bejeweled massive images of the same. Timings: Daily 8 A.M- 4 30 P.M Admission: Y 20 Addres...

Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC)

Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC)

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club was inaugurated in 1993 to form a firm organizational ground for powerboat racing in Abu Dhabi. ADIMSC is the backbone of Powerboat racing in conjunction with DIMC in the U.A.E and Gulf region en bloc. It has been chosen as a National Authority of the UAE Marine Sports Federation and presently is a certified member of Union International Motonautique....