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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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Reza Abbasi Museum

Tehran, Iran

a tad further north-east from the centre of town, it contains beautiful ancient calligraphy, pottery and jewellery. Telephone: 863 001, open only on Saturdays  ...

Sao Paulo Cultural Center (Centro Cultural FIESP)

Sao Paulo Cultural Center (Centro Cultural FIESP)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo Cultural Center (Centro Cultural FIESP) This cultural centre has, among other things, a theatre, an art and comic book library, and various art exhibits. Address: Av. Paulista 1313, Jardim Paulista Tel: 011-3146-7000 Timings: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-7pm Entry fee: None   ...

Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara

Dublin, Ireland

The Hill of Tara is an important archaeological site about 60km north of Dublin in County Meath.  Once upon a time (before the Norman invasion in 1167), it is believed this was the seat of the kings of Ireland.  Whether this is true and how important the site actually is are still up for debate.  The hill itself rises 197m over the Irish countryside. There are around 30 monumen...

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art

Helsinki, Finland

This Museum has all the contemporary work of Finnish artists and those from neighboring countries. The place also hosts various exhibitions around the year to entertain tourists and to display the cultural and historic side of Finland. The museum building itself is a work of art and is worth a visit on your trip to Helsinki. Entrance fee for adults is 7 Euros while for students it is 5 Euros. Visi...