General Travel News

UNWTO Says Tourism Growth Will Slow To 4%

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Monday that tourism growth in the Middle East will probably slow to 4%, down from 11% last year.  Interim Secretary General for UNWTO, Taleb Rifai, spoke about the tourism industry in the Middle East during the first day of the UNWTO tourism summit in Qatar.  

Rifai said that internationally tourism is set to decrease to between 0% and minus 2%. The Middle East is an emerging market and has lots of room for growth.   He said more than ten years ago the Gulf  recognized the importance of the tourism sector and this is based on a strategy of diversifying the economic base.  The UAE has an advantage over other Gulf States because they have made big investments in infrastructure over the past few years.
 

More General Travel News
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
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....

The October War Panorama

The October War Panorama

Damascus, Syria

This is an interesting museum showcasing pieces from the 1973 “October” war with Israel. The fighting was concentrated in the town of Quneitra and ensued over the Golan Heights. This museum contains portraits of the then president, Hafez-al- Assad along with many photographs of the war. It was built by the help of the North Koreans and is a tribute to the lives lost and properties damaged.  ...

Si o Seh Pol

Si o Seh Pol

Isfahan, Iran

Address: 33 Pol, intersection of the Chahar Bagh Avenue with the river crossing. The bridge is strategically located where the Chahar Bagh, the main vehicular artery through Isfahan, crosses over the Zayandeh River. It was commissioned in 1599 by Allah Wardi Khan, a general in Shah Abbas I’s army. The bridge was built to serve the purpose of transport as well as act as a water reservoir, ...

Elevador de Santa Justa

Elevador de Santa Justa

Lisbon, Portugal

Looking at this neo-Gothic elevator you would swear you’ve seen something like it before – that’s because it was designed by Rual Mesnier, the apprentice of Gustave Eiffel. The only vertical street lift in the city, get in early to beat the crowds and go to the top to experience all-encompassing views of the city. Tel: +213 613 054 Address: Cnr Rua de Santa Justa & Largo do Carmo Opening ...