Economic Downturn Takes Its Toll on Long-haul travel

Economic Downturn Takes Its Toll on Long-haul travel

Tourists are opting for short-haul trips near home instead of long-haul to holiday within their budget that was badly affected by recession. In Europe, short haul trips recorded a decline of 6% whereas the long-haul registered a drop of 12%. Read full report at http://www1.messe-berlin.de/vip8_1/website/Internet/Internet/www.itb-berlin/pdf/Publikationen/worldttr_2010.pdf.

Olympics of Tourism 2010: Disparity Between Upper Age Limit for Men and Women

Olympics of Tourism 2010: Disparity Between Upper Age Limit for Men and Women

Hungary deserves kudos for starting Olympics of Tourism (http://www.olympicsoftourism.com/) that is exclusively organized for travel and tourism industry professionals. However, the organizers should reconsider the upper age limit of 45 years for female participants, unlike 55 years for their male counterparts. In today’s world, women have come forward and showed exemplary courage and their skills in almost every field. For instance, the Polish woman mountaineer Anna Czerwińska climbed Everest at the age of50 in 2000. Why can’t woman of 50+ age group participate in other sports?

Shabby Shimla Youth Hostel

If you are looking for a budget hotel in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, do not stay at Shimla Youth Hostel (YH) located in an old house on a narrow street. I booked a deluxe room for one night stay during May 2006 in advance, but I was given a dingy room…

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