Topic: World Tourism Organization
Russians, Chinese, Brazilians, and others are traveling abroad as never before as the world's growing middle classes get itchy feet.
President Martelly wants to attract investors to build hotels and resorts, with an estimated 2,250 hotel rooms completed by 2013. It's a way to create jobs and improve the economy, but can it work?
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe, who signed an agreement to co-host a UN tourism conference, now has an honorary position as envoy, despite a long record of human rights abuses.
Amid greater political stability and increased efforts to attract visitors, Middle East tourism is outstripping the markets in Asia and Europe.
09/30/2010 04:33 pm
Why some say travelers should think twice before boarding.
04/28/2008 01:00 am
Is this trip necessary? A jet lands in Montreal. Proponents of air travel tout its importance to the global economy. Detractors say per-passenger emissions carry too high a cost.
04/27/2008 01:00 am
Impressive growth of visitors from nontraditional places, including China, now put tourism ahead of gold mining.
03/26/2008 01:00 am