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World's biggest tourism fiesta opens in Berlin

The ITB, world’s biggest tourism fair gave excellent news to travel agents on Wednesday. India will be the glare of publicity as it is the ‘partner country’ of this year. This year’s fete, scheduled from March 7-11, has made an incredible record of the number of companies participating from 184 nations, i.e. 11,000.
President of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says,
Entries from the world over have gone above 20 % in the last three years to 842 million. And moreover, the organizations have produced an annual-ballpark-figure-rise of about 4%, which will be common.

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High-end health resorts to help you lose weight in luxury

As a solution to your weight losing problem many high-end health resorts have come up with qualitative treatments with the focus on hostilic trinity of mind, body and spirit.
The range offered by the health resorts runs the gamut from thalassotherapy and mud baths to Merlot wraps and electro-stimulation.
High-end health resorts:
St.Lucia’s Le Sport Resort, where you can learn the principles of funky dance. At Geneva’s Clinique La Prairie, you can lose excess fat from the specific area of your body by cosmetic surgical procedure

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In Photos: Playgrounds of the billionaires

The rich and super rich are lucky people and have good number of options to go for rest and relaxation. There are several islands and remote retreats owned by billionaires and millionaires. Necker Island/Moskito Island Billionaire Resident: Richard Branson St. Barts Billionaire Residents/Visitors: Ron Perelman, Barry Diller. South Africa Billionaire Residents/Visitors: Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson

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Rwanda shines at the Berlin Internationale Tourismus Borse

The Berlin Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) that was held at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds from the 7th to 11th of March saw Rwanda outshine the other African countries to win the title of the “Best Tourism Exhibitor”. The world’s leading show which is a matter of pride for the travel industry attracted a huge number of travel and tour companies looking out for good holiday package deals. The show was a huge success and for Rwanda which was participating for the 7th time and won the 2nd place last year it was a joyous occasion.

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The Tachila Nature Reserve gets its name

The nature reserve that is proposed to be set up in Francistown has finally got its name – “Tachila Nature Reserve”. The name was decided after a voting process, choosing from the names received for the contest. There were a huge number of entries for the naming contest that was announced, and the lucky winner who won a “trip for two to Planet Baobab Safari Camp” was declared as Jocasta Bobeng.

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QE2 to be finally anchored as a floating hotel in Dubai

Dubai is spending billions of dollars in, tourist attractions and has bought QE2 cruise ship from Cunard Line for $100 million. The Queen Elizabeth 2 will continue her planned cruising itinerary until November 2008. It is being permanently moored off the Palm resort development on the coast of Dubai.

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In Photos: Spring breaker-free beaches

The Phoenician Las Casitas Village Calliaqua Villa Amanecer de los Sueños The Ritz-Carlton Jamaica Inn The Cove Atlantis Casa Triton
Source: MSNBC

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Swapping houses: Home away from home

Would it not be a luxury to be able to live in a fully equipped furnished house in a distant place? It could be a travelers dream come true, that too for very less, but only if they are willing to let strangers live in your own house.
Thousands of travelers each year are swapping homes through many commercial exchange services, most of them on the Internet. Most sites allow users to list comprehensive descriptions and pictures of their home along with information about their city or region.

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Fears of sex tourism have Latvia's hackles up

Riga, the vibrant, coastal capital of Latvia in Northern Europe is fast becoming notoriously popular as ‘Baltic Bangkok’ much to the dismay of the local populace. Its budding number of pubs, clubs and strip bars has raised a concern over a growing sex industry.
The city is becoming more and more popular with stag men parties who come here for the cheap wine and one night stands with girls. The city is alive with booming sound systems for die-hard clubbers and cheesy discos for stag nights in Riga.

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Kush: The lost world discovered at Sudan's Merowe Dam site

The lost world of yesteryears is soon to be discovered! Scholars throughout the world are on a roll to discover an ancient Egyptian world on Nile. The so-called lost world is known or recorded in the Egyptian history as Kush.
Importance of the Kush civilization:

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