General Travel News

Religious Tourism Sector Supports Short Term Revenues

The regions religious tourism sector can play a decisive role in driving the short term industry revenues according to Kevin J. Wright, President of the World Religious Travel Association. The regions burgeoning religious tourism sector is valued at $18 billion per year and helps fuel the regions current annual tourism growth of 11 per cent.  

Three billion people worldwide trace their religious roots and faith to the Middle East and Mr. Wright emphasized that the best possible travel experiences must be developed by travel providers in order to leverage this income.
 

More General Travel News
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - gold embroidered Arab cloak
Latest Travel News
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the...
New Istanbul airport starts operations...
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Featured Sights To See
Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Amman, Jordan

The Dead Sea is a unique environment.  It is so named because nothing can live in the hyper-saline water, which fluctuates around 31.5% salt.  The Dead Sea is also the lowest point in the world -- its surface 423m below sea level.  Because of decreased inflow from the Jordan River, the Dead Sea is slowly shrinking.  The entire southern half has become disconnected and is now ma...

Papalote (Children's Museum)

Papalote (Children's Museum)

Mexico City, Mexico

Address: Avenida Constituyentes, 268, Mexico City 11560, Mexico Phone: 52 52 37 17 81 Fax: 52 52 37 17 70 Website: http://www.papalote.org.mx/papalotemuseo/ Admission: Children under 12 and over 60: 30 pesos Children in between: 40 pesos Cheery, colorful, full of life, this is one educational and entertainment experience you will not want your kids to miss out o...

Museu Carmen Miranda

Museu Carmen Miranda

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Famous during the 1940s and 50s, Brazil’s most famous singer may be forgotten in Hollywood but she is still revered here. The museum has recordings of her singing and photographs of her everywhere but the big attraction is the starlet’s iconic costumes and jewellery. Address: Facing Av Rui Barbosa 560, Flamengo Tel: 2551 2597 Opening Times: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, noon-5pm Saturday and...

Muzium Negara

Muzium Negara

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you want to know more about Malaysian history, then this is the place for you. The Muzium Negara (National Museum) was opened in 1963 to introduce visitors to Malaysian's rich history. Various exhibitions, the building's architectural style, and a number of craftworks are some of the things to expect when in the museum.   Jalan Damansara Tel: (03) 2282 6255. Opening hours: D...