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This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on 27 September 1970
2010 World Tourism Day this year theme will raise awareness among people about tourism development, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. This year's campaign, UNWTO draws everyone's attention to the most pressing global challenges of our time the sustainable use of environmental resources and reduction of extreme po...
Have a passion for beer, music and festivity (Gemütlichkeit) ? Then Munich's legendary Oktoberfest is for you! Taking place over two weeks in late September and early October, the Oktoberfest has grown into the world's largest fair and attracts several millions of visitors from all over the world. Oktoberfest is the world's largest fair and one...
At the heart of Sydney-Australia's oldest, largest and most diverse city-is the outrageously good-looking Sydney Harbour.Sydney has all the vigour of a world-class city, with the reputation of its restaurants in particular turning the lingering cultural sneers to swoons. The city has more than two hundred years of white history behind it.This is...
Nestled away in the Yucatan province just south of the party town of Cancun in Mexico is the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza of the once powerful Mayans which ruled most of Central America before the trigger happy Spanish came along. As you walk through the ruins it’s a truly awe inspiring experience very similar to the Pyramids or Angkor Wat. W...
We are thrilled to announce the opening of three new Generator Hostels in 2011. Since 1995 we have runned hostel in London and Berlin Three amazing new locations coming soon... Hamburg, Cophenagen, Dublin. Generator Hamburg Hostel : - 700 beds - All en-suite - Opposite Main Station - The site of the Beatles record studio Generator...
For centuries there was a salmon fishery on the tiny island of Carrick-a-rede. In order to collect the salmon, a boat had to come in from the nearby town of Ballintoy. This made the whole operation time-consuming and unreliable. So, in the mid-eighteenth century, local salmon fishers decided to sling a rope bridge over to the island. Today the brid...
Yangshuo in south east China is rapidly becoming the new hotspot for climbing overtaking the now extremely polished routes in Krabi, Thailand. Whilst trickier to get to from Europe and it lacks the beach, it more than makes up for with stunning scenery and amazing climbs. In Krabi you are restricted to an island and novice climbers have to fierce...
With a mixture of excitement and apprehension, I start my journey. 7 days in total, 9000 kilometres travelling, across 10 time zones, crossing 3countries. Travelling across deserts, lakes and forests. Probably most daunting of all a having to deal with the nightmare which is Russian bureaucracy. As I board the train all the horror stories I’ve b...
Madrid has all the sights of Europe without the expensive cost. After recovering for decades of totalitarian repression, the youth of the city has burst forth. The youth of Madrid have taken over the city, transforming it into a chic and hopping town filled with a vibrant nightlife and an energized day time. Starting out your days in Madrid at Kilo...
Catania is one of the three italian cities hosting the second round of the volleyball World Cup (from the 30th September to the 2nd October). The top team from each group played in Catania (group G and group I) will qualify for the third round of the tournament. Palacatania, the sports arena wich first opened its doors in 1997 to host the Univers...
Coming to Berlin for the great music scene, then you are more than happy visiting berlin this week! There is music and events going on every where. A bunch of great dj's, bands and artists are coming to berlin to perform and to make the city dance! There is the POPKOMM international music market at the former airport Tempelhof. Popkomm's showcase...
The founding of Rome is reported by many legends, which in recent times are beginning to be supplemented by more scientific reconstructions. The most popular and most famous legend is the story about the two brothers raised by a she-wolf. The earlier legend of the founding of the Rome, was supplanted over the centuries by the attribution of the f...
Prague. One says the name and millions of images work their way into the imagination. Kafka was no doubt inspired by the grandeur of the city, along with its dark side that gave way to the tales of paranoia. According to its legend the Countes Libuse stood above the Vitava and declared “I see a city whose glory will touch the stars; it shall be c...
Find yourself looking out from the Alcatraz prison and imagine being sentenced there until your freedom. Once a gloomy place, Alcatraz beckons many visitors to come over from San Francisco after visiting the city’s sights. The Golden Gate bridge is a given, though if you want a different look, try wandering along Mission Bay. San Francisco has a...
Much of the world’s greatest history resides in Istanbul, a city that had gone by the name of Byzantine and Constantinople previously. This place is where the sultans looked over their city, where the Ottoman Empire reigned, where Egyptian culture grapples its way into contemporary times. The walk around Old Istanbul is filled with some of th...
London echoes history, and if you do not believe it, take note when you arrive. London has been a major human settlement for almost two millennia and relishes in its history like no other. It has been a hub to settings in English books and is overgrown with roots in English culture and literature. Whether your impression of London is the foggy and ...
Vienna is the best place to soak up café culture in the complex multi-ethnic country of Austria. Centered between seven other western European countries, Austria brings a tasteful mix into the bag while enjoying its own glory. Here you can see alpine peaks overlooking lush meadows of wildflowers contrasted with dark forests boarding mightly castle...
Backpackers from around the world visit, work and live in London, but very few backpackers visit the East of England - it’s time to change all that. It’s estimated that over 90% of all backpackers travelling the world visit London at some point during their travels. Despite the proximity to London, the East of England fails to draw in backp...
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