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Travel Companies Prepare For Yield Drop

Senior Executives say Middle Eastern travel management companies are searching for ways to survive the economic crisis as all travel segments slow and yields decrease. Under consideration are streamlining processes, new revenue streams, and resource management. Executives say three challenges presented by the economic crisis are collection and credit terms yield drops, and resource management. General Manager for Dubai Travel and Tour Agents Group explains the biggest problem is customers are not flying as often and corporations are down-scaling their business travel as well as the class of travel from first to business to economy.

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Zurichhorn

Zurichhorn

Zurich, Switzerland

 Zurichhorn is a public park along the western end of Lake Zurich (or the Zurichsee).    It's located at the small delta where the Hornbach stream flows into the lake.  During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, wealthy Zurichers built new homes outside the city walls in what is now the Seefeld district.  In the mid-nineteenth century, the area became a hub of sh...

Dzetysu

Dzetysu

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: Tulebayev Street, Almaty Located along the Tulebayev, an expensive and exclusive residential area for the elite, is the Dzetysu – a beautiful fountain system. Dzetysu means Seven Rivers in Kazakh. The fountain consists of seven springs gushing forth from a black-and-pink colored granite pillar, which symbolizes the seven major rivers of southeastern Kazakhstan. Get your camera out – th...

Trianon Park

Trianon Park

Sao Paulo, Brazil

This park was established in the late 19th century and features the flora and fauna of Brazil. Today, it has trees over three hundred years old and can serve as a peaceful retreat  from the commotion of the city. Children can run around freely, play games and take in the natural beauty of Brazil. Perfect for a picnic with the family. Address: Rua Peixoto Gomide 949, Jardim Paulista Tel: 011-3...

Grande Bibliothèque

Grande Bibliothèque

Montreal, Canada

The Grande Bibliotheque is the largest library in the French-speaking world.  It was built between 2001 and 2005 and cost nearly $100 million.  The five-story building is a magnificent example of modern architecture.  The façade consists of copper strips in front of massive panes of glass.  In addition to the books, the library is home to a sculpture garden and several intere...