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Famous rapper and Tamil Tiger daughter MIA is very angry at the New York Times for listing Sri Lanka as the top destination to go on vacation in 2010.
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Gangs from North Africa, the Balkans and the Caucasus have been blamed for muggings and assaults of tourists from the Gulf states who are seen as rich pickings:
Geneva’s tourism office and political authorities are taking steps to calm the situation and in particular relations with Saudi Arabia after Geneva police confirmed 10 August that a Saudi Arabian man was beaten unconscious in Geneva and his credit cards stolen three weeks ago. [...] The information was not made public earlier, as part of regular police communiqués about attacks, and until today, 11 August, most of the information about the incident has surfaced via Saudi cable channel Al-Arabiya, which gave lengthy play this weekend to the story. It reportedly gave the impression that Gulf state citizens in Geneva are at the mercy of gangs from North Africa, the Balkans and the Caucasus.
(Via Islam in Europe.)
Malacca chief minister Mohamad Ali Rustam reportedly said the project, due for completion by 2012, will attract more Middle Eastern tourists and give locals a chance to experience Arabic culture.
Arab tourists spend on average 10 times more than other tourists, according to recent reports on Malaysian tourism that showed an increasing number of Muslim Middle Eastern tourists are seeking “halal tourism” in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei while avoiding the U.S. and Europe because of post Sept. 11, 2001 stereotyping and racial profiling.
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Travel operators in the Middle East are being encouraged to boost ‘religious tourism’.
A call for Muslims to better understand the struggle of Native Hawaiians. There are 45 tourists for every person of Hawaiian heritage on the islands. That’s incredible. But seems about right from what I remember from my visit.
Haunani-Kay Trask’s From a Native Daughter: Colonialism & Sovereignty in Hawai’ describes tourism as “cultural prostitution.” What do you guys think about that? I think its a harsh description, but accurate. I remember feeling suffocated by the tourist culture in Luxor, Egypt, making it my least favorite place there.
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