General Travel News

Winners announced for World Tourism Day 2010 Photo Competition

The judges have made their choice for the 2010 World Tourism Day (WTD) Photo Competition on the theme “Tourism and Biodiversity." Of the more than 500 photos received, 5 photos were selected as those that best captured the close relationship between biodiversity and tourism.

The 2010 World Tourism Day Photo Competition has been a resounding success with over 500 photos entered from all around the world. Of these, the judges had the difficult task of selecting 1 overall winner and 4 runners up whose photos best reflected the theme “Tourism and Biodiversity."

The winning photos, alongside a selection of finalists, will be displayed as part of a photo exhibition along the streets of Guangzhou, China, the host city of the official WTD 2010 celebrations. The winning photos have also been published in the latest edition of the UNWTO News, a special World Tourism Day edition with a focus on tourism and biodiversity. 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Inner West (St. Hanshaugen, Frogner)

Inner West (St. Hanshaugen, Frogner)

Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park is a large recreational area about ten minutes outside the city center by subway. The centerpiece of this park is Vigeland Park, a sculpture garden featuring over 200 pieces Gustav Vigeland, Norway’s most cherished sculptor. This is a great place to sit and relax, especially at night after other tourist destinations have closed. The easiest way to get to this destination is to catch T...

Rietburg Museum

Rietburg Museum

Zurich, Switzerland

The Rietburg Museum is located in the middle of a 17 acre park, Rieterpark, in central Zurich.  The park was bought by the city of Zurich in the 1940s.  The collection is housed in the Wesendonck Villa, a mid-nineteenth century mansion built for industrialist Otto Wesendonck.  It was also home to Richard Wagner.  The beautiful Neo-classical villa was designed by Swiss architect...

Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Doha, Qatar

For horse lovers this is the place to go. This four hundred acre farm houses the Emir’s mares and stallions. These beautiful animals are worth looking at. Tourists will be dazzled by the grooming and dressage of these horses, and have the opportunity to take jumping lessons as well. Timings: Daily Admission: Free Address: Al Shaqab Stud Farm, P.O. Box 90055, 15 kilometers from Doha ...

Arsenale

Arsenale

Venice, Italy

The Arsenale is a shipyard in Venice, which played a vital role in the development of the Venetian Republic. The Italian Navy is now running the yard and it occasionally opens to public like on the Biennale and for the festival of traditional Venetian boats, held in May each year. According to historical records the Arsenale started functioning in 1104. Sometimes up to 16,000 arsenalotti or worker...