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Europeans bank on tourism for economic recovery

DUBAI, UAE - When the global financial crisis hit Europe in 2008, one of the first things that Christian Lagarde, then French finance minister, did was to bring Atout France, the country's tourism pro

How resilient was tourism in 2009?

The tourism industry worldwide began 2009 well prepared for a bumpy ride. The days of confused and panicked reactions to risk and crises are gradually fading into the past.

New year, new beginnings?

The dawn of a new year almost always means hopes for a better year than the year that has just passed.

US travelers still keen on Tanzania despite economic downturn, tour operators...

The demand for Tanzania remains high and bookings have been brisk, tour operators all over the United States have confirmed.

An economist should not get stuck in a toilet seat

It is rather haunting, the notice above the flush button in the toilet on the aircraft: "Do Not Flush While Seated On Toilet." One imagines the engineers of the toilet running tests with flush dummies