Tourism Review Online Magazine - V / 2009 27.04.2009
Europe is enjoying spring sunshine and blooming trees. However if you belong to those who like it hot you might be interested in visiting East Africa and the wild and wonderful Kenya. Read more in the Destination part. Nature or rather ecology is the topic of the Ethical supplement presenting several projects from the world of ecotourism – visit responsible Belize, green Ireland or go for agrotour in Ecuador. For those who strive to be as close to nature as possible there is the Active part focusing on naturism.
If you had too much fun and enjoyment in your life lately you might wish to go for the darker destinations. Get familiar with famous burial sites where the tourists flock in the Heritage supplement. First of all however, imagine a complete luxury and enjoy the Professional part offering holidays for the richest of the richest.
Believe it or not but even burial sites and cemeteries represent a luring destination for curious travelers. This branch of dark tourism has even its own term – cemetery tourism. Come and read about a unique Chilean burial site for dissidents, Pere-LaChaise in Paris, grief tourism landmarks in Berlin and of course the Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow.
Yes, there is the global downturn, but not for everybody. Luxurious and incredibly expensive hotels will always be there. Remember the last year’s $1 million package at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi? In 2009 you have also numerous possibilities how to get rid of spare thousands in cozy hotels. Check out Atlantis in Dubai, must-see suites according to Elite Traveler or even luxurious Scotland and India.
Warning: unclad people on display here! Nudism or naturism (or even FKK in German) is growing in popularity especially in some regions. Read about the famous Haulover Beach in Florida, nude Greece as well as about the troubles Swiss villagers experience with hikers “au naturel”.
Being eco and green might already seem a complete cliché for some as this color appears to flood all news about tourism. Yet, there is a point in it so get familiar with some intriguing ecotourism projects like ecoDestinations, read about Ecuadorian agrotourism or Belize that is soon to be hosting a Responsible Tourism Conference. What more, did you know that green tourism actually helps to fight the recession?
Vast lands, fascinating wildlife, remarkable culture – all of it is Kenya. But not only. Read about the latest developments in tourism facing not only the economic downturn but also the effects of the last year’s political turmoil. Get to know the safari capital of Africa or a slice of the Kenyan wild and wonderful national parks. By the way have you ever thought about this East African country as a medical tourism destination?
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