Category: Transport

The World’s Most Expensive Cities [Infographic]

Which are the world’s most expensive cities? The cities included on this interactive map are from a 2009 study by the UBS, which tracked the ups and downs of various places in the wake of the financial crisis. Many cities have changed ranks, with some cities become more, and others becoming less expensive. Currency devaluations played a a major role in the change of rankings, specifically in regards to emerging market cities

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Source: http://www.mint.com

Top 20 Tourist Generating Countries to the US : 2009

Tourism is a revenue-generating industry for many states in the U.S.A. By gathering and analyzing the statistics of the number of arrivals from the international countries, the American tourism industrycan better determine tourism trends and increase and/or redirect its marketing efforts.

In June 2009, of the top 20 countries; 16 posted decreases in visitation to the United States, with visitation from nine countries declining at double-digit growth rates.

In the first six months of 2009, 16 of the top 20 countries posted decreases in visitation to the United States, with visitation from eight countries declining at double-digit growth rates.

 

Top 20 Tourist Generating Countries to the US 2009

Source: http://www.thetravelerszone.com

World’s longest marine causeway to start construction by 2010?

The Qatar-Bahrain Friendship Causeway, a 40km long marine causeway featuring a 22km bridge and 18km embankments connecting the west coast of Qatar to the east coast of Bahrain, is scheduled to begin construction in 2010.

The $3 billion project was originally scheduled to begin last year in May 2008, however in a statement from Bahrain’s Works Minister Fahmi al-Jowder the new deadline was announced.

 

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Source: http://www.menainfra.com