Tourism

Uzbekistan: not the idyllic tourist destination they’d have you believe

Tourism is a great source of revenue for any country. In recent years tourism has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry with more and more countries wanting to attract visitors. As the demand for travelling to new places increases, countries…

Egypt Hopes For Tourism Boost As Flights From Russia Resume

Russia and Egypt agreed finally to resume regular flights to Cairo, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from August 9 after several negotiations and security inspections carried out for more than five years. On the other hand, Egypt is particularly expecting…

Europe’s Economy Shrinks in First Quarter, Germany Takes a Hit

Figures announced Thursday showed the US economy grew 1.6% during the first quarter. Europe’s economy shrank 0.6% in the first three months of the year as slow vaccine rollouts and extended lockdowns delayed a hoped-for recovery – and underlined how…

Dark tourism in eastern Europe: the struggle between money and memory

Many tourists – especially people who come from western democracies – are fascinated with the communist pasts of central and eastern European countries. Their desire to gaze upon, consume and experience the remnants of life behind the Iron Curtain contrasts…

Tough times for tourism, but UN travel organization predicts holiday traffic will return

Tourism may have been brought to a near-standstill by COVID-19, but the industry – which accounts for 10 per cent of global GDP – finds itself in a unique position to help put the global economy back on its feet,…

Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

By Baher Kamal While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent…

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin…

Occupy London Tours, sightseeing with different eyes

Occupy London has been organising free tours around the main London landmarks that best represent the dehumanised system in which we live. Here we print the January programme, to inform and inspire. “Forget Jack the Ripper and the London Dungeons,…