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International tourist arrivals by country of destination 2009

The top ten international destinations in 2009 were:

Rank↓ Country↓ International tourist arrivals
1 France 74.2 million
2 United States 54.9 million
3 Spain 52.2 million
4 China 50.9 million
5 Italy 43.2 million
6 United Kingdom 28.0 million
7 Turkey 25.5 million
8 Germany 24.2 million
9 Malaysia 23.6 million
10 Mexico 21.5 million

International tourist arrivals by country of destination 2008

The top ten international destinations in 2008 were:

Rank↓ Country↓ International tourist arrivals
1 France 79.2 million
2 United States 57.9 million
3 Spain 57.2 million
4 China 53.0 million
5 Italy 42.7 million
6 United Kingdom 30.1 million
7 Ukraine 25.4 million
8 Turkey 25.0 million
9 Germany 24.9 million
10 Mexico 22.6 million

Africa

The top ten African destinations in 2008 were:

Rank↓ Country↓ International tourist arrivals
1 Egypt 12.3 million
2 South Africa 9.6 million
3 Morocco 7.9 million
4 Tunisia 7.0 million
5 Algeria 1.8 million
6 Botswana 1.5 million
7 Uganda 0.84 million
8 Zambia 0.81 million
9 Swaziland 0.754 million
10 Tanzania 0.750 million

International tourist arrivals by country of destination 2007

Out of a global total of 901 million tourists in 2007, the following countries were the 60 most visited:

Rank↓ Country↓ International tourist arrivals
1 France 80.9 million
2 Spain 58.7 million
3 United States 56.0 million
4 China 54.7 million
5 Italy 43.7 million
6 United Kingdom 30.9 million
7 Germany 24.4 million
8 Ukraine 23.1 million
9 Turkey 22.2 million
10 Mexico 21.4 million
11 Malaysia 21.0 million
12 Austria 20.8 million
13 Russia 20.6 million
14 Canada 17.9 million
15 Hong Kong 17.2 million
16 Greece 16.2 million
17 Poland 15.0 million
18 Thailand 14.5 million
19 Macau 12.9 million
20 Portugal 12.3 million
21 Saudi Arabia 11.5 million
22 Netherlands 11.0 million
23 Egypt 10.6 million
24 Croatia 9.3 million
25 South Africa 9.1 million
26 Hungary 8.6 million
27 Switzerland 8.4 million
28 Japan 8.35 million
29 Ireland 8.33 million
30 Singapore 8.0 million
31 Morocco 7.4 million
32 United Arab Emirates 7.1 million (2005)
33 Belgium 7.0 million
34 Tunisia 6.8 million
35 Czech Republic 6.7 million
36 South Korea 6.4 million
37 Australia 5.6 million
38 Indonesia 5.5 million
39 Sweden 5.2 million
40 Bulgaria 5.15 million
41 India 5.08 million
42 Brazil 5.03 million
43 Bahrain 4.9 million
44 Denmark 4.8 million
45 Argentina 4.6 million
46 Norway 4.4 million
47 Vietnam 4.23 million
48 Syria 4.16 million
49 Dominican Republic 3.98 million
50 Taiwan 3.72 million
51 Puerto Rico 3.69 million
52 Finland 3.5 million
53 Jordan 3.4 million
54 Philippines 3.1 million
55 Cyprus 2.7 million
56 Chile 2.5 million
57 New Zealand 2.47 million
58 Andorra 2.2 million
59 Cuba 2.12 million
60 Israel 2.07 million

Oddest Markets on Earth

We go to market for foods and other household goods everyday. Markets are the place where we can buy necessary things. Therefore, we can see markets every where from poor countryside to luxurious cities. However, have you ever heard about a market where you can buy a bride, a market selling llama fetuses, or a market that you have to shop by boat? These markets are considered as the oddest markets in the world.

 

Bride market in Roma
Wearing lots of make-up and dressed in the most beautiful clothes and jewelry, thousands of teenage Gypsy girls in Roma were accompanied by their parents to arrive at an open-air bride market in order to look for Mr. Right who is willing to pay a large amount of money for his future wife. As the sale of goods, a young bride’s worth up to several thousand euros.

 
The market is in the village of Mogila near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It takes place on the first Saturday after the start of the orthodox Easter fast.

The market is in the village of Mogila near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It takes place on the first Saturday after the start of the orthodox Easter fast.

 

Witches’ Market of La Paz, Bolivia
The Witches’ Market is one of the oddest markets in South America. The market is in the old quarter of La Paz. It has certainly become an attraction for curious tourists, selling everything from llama fetuses, dried frogs to countless talismans and potions.

 
The Witches’ Market, one of the oddest markets in South America

The Witches’ Market is one of the oddest markets in South America

 

Old Umbrella Shop in Launceston, northern Tasmania
The Old Umbrella Shop is a special store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania which is named in the World Heritage list. Built in the 1860s, the shop sells various umbrellas and other souvenirs.

The Old Umbrella Shop is a special store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania which is named in the World Heritage list. Built in the 1860s, the shop sells various umbrellas and other souvenirs.

 

Ka Firushi Bird market
Located in a dirty quarter next to the Old City’s Blue Mosque, Ka Firushi Bird market is so familiar to bird-keepers. In small open-fronted shops, shopkeepers sell canaries, bulbuls, budgerigars and other songbirds.

Located in a dirty quarter next to the Old City’s Blue Mosque, Ka Firushi Bird market is so familiar to bird-keepers. In small open-fronted shops, shopkeepers sell canaries, bulbuls, budgerigars and other songbirds.

 

Deyrolle shop in Paris
Deyrolle shop is where you can buy a stuffed elk, a frog's skeleton and you can also see many creatures of all sizes including butterflies, rabbits, foxes and geese and so on.

Deyrolle shop is the place where you can buy a stuffed elk, a frog’s skeleton and you can also see many creatures of all sizes including butterflies, rabbits, foxes, geese and so on.

 

Muara Kuin Floating Market in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Muara Kuin Floating Market located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan is a traditional market where you shop by boat. The market sells many different items such as vegetables, fruits, all kinds of fish and other household goods

Muara Kuin Floating Market, located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan is a traditional market where you shop by boat. The market sells many different items such as vegetables, fruits, all kinds of fish and other household goods

 

Freitag’s Recycled Shipping Container Store
Freitag Shop in Zurich, Switzerland is so different from any other shops because it is built of containers and sells bags, made of recycle material.

Freitag Shop in Zurich, Switzerland is different from any other shops. Selling bags, it is built of containers and recycle material.

 

The fetish market (voodoo) market in Lome
The Lome voodoo fetish market in Togo, West Africa is one among many across Africa that sells animal parts to make potions for good health and to ward off evil

The Lome voodoo fetish market in Togo, West Africa sells animal parts to make potions for good health and ward off evil

 

Rope store in Japan
Rope is a store selling items that are different from any others. It is where you can find all the girls’ often-used items such as uniforms, shirts and make-up and so on

Rope is a store selling items that are different from any others. It is the place where you can find all the girls’ often-used items such as uniforms, shirts, make-up and so on

 

Strippers World
The store sells items to striptease dancers including ridiculous heels, bizarre things as well as mini skirts.

The store sells items to striptease dancers including ridiculous heels, bizarre things as well as mini skirts.

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Top Tourist Destination for 2011

The year 2010 experiences the tightness in money due to crisis economy. For this reason, vacation and holiday become hard for most people dictated by the cost of accommodation and the flights. The newly coming year 2011 sets slate of holidays to plan. Holiday makers continue following the trend with travel companies who offer best deals for limited budgets.

In 2010, the Top Travel Destinations of 2010 was voted by customers and readers for the tried-and-true favorite place to go. In the 2011 list, the travel destinations have been released including exotic beaches, perfect retreat and cities all over the world.

 

Vieques Island, Puerto Rico — Exquisite Seclusion
Although Vieques Island is voted the best Caribbean island, it is still well-kept by Puerto Rico. The jewel of Caribbean offers tourist superchic beaches.

Although Vieques Island is voted to be the best Caribbean island, it is still well-kept by Puerto Rico. The jewel of Caribbean offers tourist superchic beaches.

 

Phuket, Thailand — Asia’s Most Popular Beach Destination
Phuket is the top destination in Asia generally and in Thailand particularly. The pristine ocean views and glorious sunset are worth traveling in 2011.

Phuket is the top destination in Asia generally and in Thailand particularly. The pristine ocean views and glorious sunset are worth traveling in 2011.

 

New York City — Always A U.S. Hotspot
The “City that never sleeps” is the heart of finance, culture and fashion in the world. There will no lack of adventures both in day or night right outside the door.

The “City that never sleeps” is the heart of finance, culture and fashion in the world. There will no lack of adventures both in day or night right outside the door.

 

Urubamba Valley, Peru — Sacred Valley Of The Incas
Urubamba Valley is located near the ancient city of Machu Picchu. This valley functions as the gateway to the Inca ruins.

Urubamba Valley is located near the ancient city of Machu Picchu. This valley functions as the gateway to the Inca ruins.

 

Bali — Everyone’s Favorite Tropical Getaway
Bali is consistently selected as the ever enchanting travel destination in the world.

Bali is consistently selected as the ever enchanting travel destination in the world.

 

Doha, Qatar — On The Up And Up
The tiny nation Qatar is located on the Persian Gulf. It is famous for cultural mecca.

The tiny nation Qatar is located on the Persian Gulf. It is famous for cultural mecca.

 

Sydney, Australia — Always A Top Ten
Sydney is named the jewel of the South Pacific and top ten travel destination of all time.

Sydney is named as the jewel of the South Pacific and top ten travel destination of all time.

 

Costa Navarino, Greece — The Mediterranean Sea
Costa Navarino is the new Mediterranean’s destination. Its longest and most pristine coastlines in Greece reserve naturally unspoiled scenery.

Costa Navarino is the new Mediterranean’s destination. Its longest and most pristine coastlines in Greece reserve naturally unspoiled scenery.

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Indulgence Starts Here
Dubai was absolutely built for entertainment and traveling. When you get enough the glitzy lifestyle with high-class clubs, stores and arrays of dining restaurant, Al Maha - Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa outside the city will be your perfect retreat.

Dubai was absolutely built for entertainment and traveling. When you get enough the glitzy lifestyle with high-class clubs, stores and arrays of dining restaurant, Al Maha – Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa outside the city will be your perfect retreat.

 

Shanghai, China — Setting The Pace
Shanghai is the perfect destination in Asia which evokes both European lifestyle and Asian flair.

Shanghai is the perfect destination in Asia which evokes both European lifestyle and Asian flair.

 

Bora Bora — It’s A Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip
Le Méridien Bora Bora is the secluded island in the South Pacific. The island offers perfect sanctuary for honeymoon.

Le Méridien Bora Bora is the secluded island in the South Pacific. The island offers perfect sanctuary for honeymoon.

 

Cape Town, South Africa — The Tip Of The World
The Westin Cape Town – the most beautiful city on the planet – will surely regenerate your soul and refresh your eyes.

The Westin Cape Town – the most beautiful city on the planet – will surely regenerate your soul and refresh your eyes.

 

Turkey — Europe’s New Hotspot
Turkey is definitely a place to go thanks to its modern shopping, hectic nightlife and ancient history. Specially, at Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa in Izmir, tourists can enjoy the beaches along the Turkish Riviera.

Turkey is definitely a place to go thanks to its modern shopping, hectic nightlife and ancient history. Specially, at Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa in Izmir, tourists can enjoy the beaches along the Turkish Riviera.

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The hot spot in the UAE is possibly upcoming Abu Dhabi, not just in Dubai. The beaches in Arabian coast, futuristic skyscrapers and iconic architecture make mark the place second largest of the seven emirates.

The hotspot in the UAE is possibly upcoming Abu Dhabi, not just in Dubai. The beaches in Arabian coast, futuristic skyscrapers and iconic architecture make it the place second largest of the seven emirates.

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Top Ten Architecture Moments Through A Decade

Do you know ten best architecture moments of the last decade? This article will provide readers general information about these constructions, which are located in France, Japan, United States, Israel, China, Italy and Denmark.

In 2001: Rouen Concert Hall and Exhibition Complex

The Rouen Concert and Exhibition Complex, designed by architect Bernard Tschumi, aims at supporting Rouen’s economic and cultural developments in the 21st century. This architecture features 8,000-seat concert hall, an open public space and new 70,000-square-foot exhibition hall. Besides, there is a public plaza opens toward respective entrances of the complex.
The complex’s public area can hold open-air events and exhibitions as well as allow lighting installations and temporary structure

The complex’s public area can hold open-air events and exhibitions as well as allow lighting installations and temporary structure

 

In 2002: Yokohama International Port Terminal
The Yokohama International Port Terminal, designed by Foreign Office Architects in 2002, is an open public space structure along the waterfront. It can articulate a passenger cruise terminal and a mix of civic facilities for its citizens’ use in one building.

 
It was among impressive constructions at that time thanks to its design and uniqueness

It was among impressive constructions at that time thanks to its design and uniqueness

 

In 2003: Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Walt Disney Concert Hall was built in Los Angeles, United States and created by Gehry Partners. Based on a similar design philosophy to that of Bilbao, it used complex steel curves and geometry systems with Gehry Technologies.

 
The Disney Concert Hall is said to be among creative buildings

The Disney Concert Hall is said to be among creative buildings

 

In 2004: Seattle Central Library
The construction of Seattle Central Library was carried out in 2004 and designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture. It includes five platforms and four flowing planes that together create its distinctive faceted shape.

 
The Seattle Central Library become an ideal space that helps exchange knowledge in all media

The Seattle Central Library becomes an ideal space that helps exchange knowledge in all media

 

In 2005: Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum
The Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum, located in Jerusalem, Israel was designed by Safdie Architects. Its main body is considered as a timeline featuring scattered galleries to present the Holocaust chapter.

 
This building is illuminated by a central skylight sixty feet above the linear walkway

This building is illuminated by a central skylight sixty feet above the linear walkway

 

In 2006: Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, United States, which was designed by Weiss, links three separate sites with Z-shaped platform descending forty feet from the city to the water.

 
This location used to be the last undeveloped waterfront property in Seatle

This location used to be the last undeveloped waterfront property in Seatle

 

In 2007: The New York Times Building
New York Times Building located in New York City, United States is home to the newspaper’s headquarter. Its facade is a combination of glass curtain walls and a scrim of white ceramic tubes.

 
The New York Times Building was designed by Renzo Piano Buiding Workshop in 2007. It was lightened up all days and nights

The New York Times Building was designed by Renzo Piano Buiding Workshop in 2007. It was lightened up all days and nights

 

In 2008: Beijing Olympic Stadium, Bird’s Nest
The Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest, was built in Beijing, China to proudly host 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. It design implemented steel beams to hide supports for the retractable roof that make the stadium look like a “Bird’s nest”.

 
It now becomes the most important public space in Beijing

It now becomes the most important public space in Beijing

 

In 2009: MAXXI – Museum of XXI Century Arts
MAXXI that stands for Museum of 21st Century Arts is the first Italian public museum to show contemporary creativity, arts and architecture. Its walls create both major and minor streams. While the major streams are the galleries, the minor streams are the connections and the bridges.

 
The museum was located in Rome and designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

The museum located in Rome was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects

 

In 2010: 8 House
8 House designed by BIG Architects is located in Southern Orestad on the edge of the Copenhagen Canal, Denmark. This bow-shaped building includes two distinct spaces that are separated by the center of the bow to host communal facilities and resembles the numeric 8.

 
The 8 House becomes a stunning construction of this decade

The 8 House becomes a stunning construction of this decade

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10 hottest destinations for 2010

Lonely Planet, the most famous series of travel guides in the world, has announced 10 expected hottest destinations for 2010. They are Iceland, Thailand, Malaysia, South America, London -England, Mexico, Goa and Pushkar – India, Bulgaria, Kenya, Las Vegas – USA.

Thailand is still one of the most favorite destinations of many families for its reasonable service price. Malaysia is attractive not only for its special styles but also its reasonable service fee. Because of credit crisis, Iceland’s tourism somewhat went down and now this nation’s national airline is launching a campaign to attract visitor for 2010. In the year 2010 visitors traveling to London do not have to care much about hotel fees which has been in discount of 50% for several recent years.

Thailand is splendid in the light.

1. Thailand is splendid in the light.

Mexico will be European’s choice in 2010.

2. Mexico will be European’s choice in 2010.

Peaceful scenery in Goa and Pushkar of India is the resort paradise for many visitors.

3. Peaceful scenery in Goa and Pushkar of India is the resort paradise for many visitors.

Beautiful sceneries and venue of World Cup event.

4. Beautiful sceneries and venue of World Cup event.

South America is the host of World Cup 2010, so many enthusiastic football fans will flood there to witness and support the global outstanding events.

Impressive building in Bulgaria

5. Impressive building in Bulgaria

Las Vegas, USA keeps its foothold in visitors’ minds.

6. Las Vegas, USA keeps its foothold in visitors’ minds.

Kenya also joins the list of top hottest destinations.

7. Kenya also joins the list of top hottest destinations.

London is attractive for its hotel fees.

8. London is attractive for its hotel fees.

Malaysia is an eclectic country full of diverse cultures and natural wonders

9. Malaysia is an eclectic country full of diverse cultures and natural wonders

Mighty scenery at sea in Iceland

10. Mighty scenery at sea in Iceland

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Schwerin-Kota Wisata dengan Energi Terbarukane

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Setelah melaksanakan shalat Jumat di Mesjid Ar-Rahman Magdeburg, pada pukul 14.00 bersama beberapa teman kami menuju Magdeburg Hauptbahnhof.

Hari ini kami akan menuju Schwerin sebuah kota di daerah Ost See yang berada di negara bagian Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (http://www.mecklenburg-vorpommern.eu) untuk mengikuti Seminar “Nachhaltige leben durch Nutzung Erneuerbarer Energien und Stadrundfahrt Landeshauptstadt Schwerin”. Dengan menggunakan Deutsche Bahn kami menuju Schwerin. Perjalanan ke Schwerin selama 2 jam 26 menit dengan berganti kereta di Wittenberg. Kami tiba di Schwerin agak lambat 20 menit dari jadual tiba 17:44 kami tiba pada pukul 18:04. Setiba di Schwerin Hauptbahnof. Kami di jemput oleh Frau Schelling di Ausgang City Grunthaltplatz. Ternyata sudah ada teman-teman lain dari Amerika, Argentina, Peru, Rusia, Maroko dan Mesir yang telah menunggu.

Setelah dirasa lengkap (minus 3 orang teman dari Meksiko) pada pukul 18:29 kami meninggalkan  Schwerin Hbf menuju Solar Zentrum Wietow. Di Solar Zentrum ini selama 2 hari kami akan mengikuti Seminar dan menginap di Penginapan Solar Zentrum.

setelah menikmati makan malam yang diracik oleh Dr. Schmidt, kami mendapatkan informasi mengenai Program seminar secara keseluruhan dan diberi kesempatan memperkenalkan diri sebagai pengenalan antar sesama peserta.  Setelah itu dilanjutkan dengan pemaparan meteri pertama mengenai “Pentingnya Pembaharuan Energi bagi lingkungan”. Materi yang dibawakan oleh Dr. Schmidt memperlihatkan gambaran umum bagaimana sumber energi fosil di dunia ini semakin menipis dan bagaimana kondisi lingkungan dunia yang semakin kurang bersahabat yang disebabkan oleh eksplorasi yang dilakukan oleh ummat manusia. Beliau memperlihatkan beberapa tipe “Energi Terbarukan ” yang menjadi alternatif untuk mengatasi hal ini seperti bio gas, angin, air,  dan sinar matahari. Presentasi ini disampaikan dalam ruang pertemuan di Rumah Penelitan yang beliau rancang dengan menggunakan “tenaga matahari”.

setelah materi pertama yang begitu menarik dari Dr. Schmidt. Pada pukul 22.00 malam kami meninggalkan ruang pertemuan untuk beristirahat sebelum melanjutkan sesi seminar berikutnya pada pagi hari jam 09.00. Kami menikmati kamar di Solar Zentrum Haus yang di atur sedemikian rupa sehingga semua energi yang dipergunakan benar-benar dengan sumber energi alami.

Setelah makan pagi dengan menu Roti, Teh/Kopi dan Telur dadar ala Dr. Schmidt dan Team di Dapur yang juga menggunakan energi dari “tanaga matahari” kami melanjutkan sesi seminar dengan membahas mengenai “Sumber Energi yang memungkinkan untuk dipergunakan dan Jalan keluar terhadap permasalahan energi di muka bmi”. Dalam materi ini Dr. Schmidt kembali memperlihatkan film mengenai kondisi dunia dan memberikan gambaran bagaimana mengimplementasikan Erbauerenergi dalam kehidupan kita. Beliau memperlihatkan alasan kenapa negara-negara Eropa terutama Jerman sangat intens dengan penggunaan Energi Terbarukan. Beliau juga memaparkan kondisi Dunia khususnya Eropa tahun demi tahun sampai dengan tahun 2084 dengan sebuah penggambaran analisa iklim menggunakan komputer. Terlihat bahwa pada tahun 2084 suhu di Eropa pada saat musim panas akan menyamai Suhu di Afrika. Lalu bagaimana halnya dengan suhu di Afrika atau di Asia sendiri ??? tentu kita bisa membayangkannya.

Dari data yang Dr. Schmidt sampaikan terlihat bahwa dengan menggunakan Energi Terbarukan kita dapat menghemat sejumlah biaya yang harus dikeluarkan dan lebih penting lagi kita dapat menjaga kelestarian alam dengan tidak meninggalkan pengembangan teknologi. Sebagai gambaran dari sisi pembiayaan setiap orang di Jerman saat ini mengeluarkan sekitar 2.000 Euro per tahun per orang untuk kebutuhan energi atau sama dengan Rp. 24 juta per tahun (kurs 1 Euro= Rp. 12.000).  Dengan jumlah penduduk sekitar 83 juta orang b erarti Jerman membelanjakan dana khusus untuk tenaga listrik dan pemanas hampir sebesar 116 Milyar Euro. Dengan menggunakan energi terbarukan hal ini dapat ditekan seminimal mungkin.

Beliau juga memaparkan cara dan upaya bagaimana yang harus dilakukan untuk membangun rumah dengan konstruksi yang akrab dengan alam dengan menggunakan sumber energi terbarukan tersebut.

Setelah istirahat sejenak Sesi ketiga seminar dilakukan di luar ruangan dengan materi mengenal Solar Zentrum Haus lebih dekat dan informasi mengenai “Zukunft Haus” (Rumah Masa Depan) yang menggunakan tenaga matahari. Kami dibagi 2 kelompok, satu kelompok di pandu oleh Dr. Schmidt dan 1 Kelompok dipandu oleh Frau Dr. Schmidt yang sekaligus juga sebagai wakil Presiden EUROSOLAR Deutschland.

di sesi ini peserta juga dijelaskan mengenai teknologi bahan bangunan yang hemat energi yang dikembangkan oleh Solarzentrum dan juga mengenai teknologi Photovoltaik. Kunjungan dilakukan ke sekeliling rumah. Hal yang menarik adalah pengolahan air di Solarzentrum Haus yang menggunakan pola “penggunaan kembali” semua air yang ada sehingga ttidak perlu menambah lagi jumlah air yang dipergunakan.

kemudian peserta dibwa ke Zukunftshaus yang menggunakan tenaga matahari dan dilengkapi ruangan yang bisa diatur suhu sesuai dengan kondisi beberapa benua. Ada ruang dimana suhunya sama dengan di Afrika, Asia dan Eropa.

Setelah sesi tersebut, peserta istirahat makan siang. Setelah makan siang dilanjutkan dengan Sesi kunjungan ke Windpark Anlage. Windpark ini dikelola langsung oleh Frau Dr. Schmidt.  Beliau memberikan gambaran bagaimana beliau memulai mengembangakn windpark ini serta segala hal menyangkut teknologi yang dipergunakan dalam windpark ini. Hal yang menarik beliau menyatakan bahwa hal ini bisa dikembangkan dimana saja dengan 3 konsep dasar yang tharus dipenuhi yaitu; (1) Keberterimaan oleh masyarakat, (2) Kebijakan Politik dari Pemerintah, dan (3) Dukungan Pendanaan.

setelah kunjungan ke Windpark. Dilanjutkan dengan melakukan test drive “Solarauto” yang diciptakan oleh Dr. Schmidt. Mobil ini dapat dipergunakan 60 sd 80 km dengan menggunakan tenaga baterai dari tenaga matahari.

Seminar dilanjutkan dengan Sesi terakhir berupa tanya jawab dan evaluasi kegiatan seminar yang dilanjutkan dengan melihat Film “Energi Terbarukan di Eropa”. Dalam film ini memperlihatkan bagaimana kondisi alam dan upaya negara-negara Eropa untuk mempergunakan energi terbarukan.

Setelah pukul 22.00. Seluruh peserta beristirahat sebelum pada pagi harinya meninggalkan Solarzentrum menuju Schwerin untuk mengadakan kunjungan ke beberapa obyek wisata di Schwerin.

Tepat pukul 09.00 seluruh peserta dipandu oleh Frau Scnelling meninggalkan Solarzentrum menuju Schwerin. Sesampai di Schwerin Bahnhof dengan menggunakan stadtrundfahrt auto “Petermaennchen Bus”.

dengan menggunakan bus tersebut peserta diajak keliling Kota schwerin selama 1 jam dengan melihat gedng-gedung dan danau yang ada di sekitar Kota Schwerin. Kesan yang muncul adalah Kota Schwerin adalah kota sejarah dan penataan bangunannya sangat baik sehingga semua wilayah kelihatan bersih dan indah.

Akhirnya pada pukul 11.30 kami menyelesaikan perjalanan ke Schwerin setelah mengunjungi banyak tempat termasuk landmark Schwerin yaitu Schwerin Schloss

Pada Hari Minggu, 14 Nopember 2010 Pukul 12:17 kami meninggalkan Schwerin Bahnhof menuju Magdeburg dengan transit lagi di Wittenberg Bahnhof.

Job in Tours Agencies and Operation Sectors

Job in Tours Agencies and Operation Sectors

Source: Job Frame Work Asean

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Europe Job Profiles continued

Tours and Agencies Sector

•          General manager (tour operation)

•          Technical manager (tour operation)

•          Marketing product manager (tour operation)

•          Reservations supervisor (tour operation)

•          Resort representative

•          Agency manager (retail)

•          Agency counter clerk (retail)

South Asian Study Job Profiles

Tours and Agencies Sector

•          Travel agency assistant

•          Travel agency reservation clerk

•          Travel agency counter clerk

•          Travel agency operations assistant

•          Tour operations assistant

•          Tour operations representative

•          Tour operations clerk

•          Tour operations assistant organizer

Association of British Travel Agents Study Approach:
Tour Operation

•          New entrant

•          Junior ticketing clerk

•          Reservations clerk

•          Ticketing clerk

•          Resort representative

•          Courier

•          Guide

•          Reservations supervisor

•          Ticketing supervisor

•          Contracts officer

•          Senior resort representative

•          Reservation manager

•          Ticketing manager

•          Contracts manager

•          Resort manager

•          Operations manager

Association of British Travel Agents Study Approach:
Tour Operation

Travel Agency

•          New entrant

•          Junior travel clerk

•          Travel consultant

•          Senior travel consultant

•          Supervisor

•          Assistant branch manger

•          Manager

•          Branch manager

Business Travel

•          Travel consultant

•          Senior travel consultant

•          Travel executive

•          Assistant manager

•          Manager

•          Branch manager

Passenger markets

Passenger markets – IATA Annual Report 2010 – Page 10

The recent cyclical downturn was the deepest experienced by the commercial airline industry since the 1930s. Early 2009 marked the low point for international air travel markets. From the early-2008 peak to the early- 2009 trough, premium travel fell 25%. Economy travel fell 9%, the decline softened by a shift to cheaper seats.

From mid-2009, air travel markets began to turn upward, boosted by the massive fiscal and monetary stimulus measures taken by governments. By the end of 2009, premium travel had risen 11% and economy 7%. But while the number of passengers traveling on economy seats was within 3% of the 2008 peak, premium travel lagged 17% below its previous high point.

An important question was whether the decline in premium travel was a structural shift or simply a cyclical downturn, to be followed by an upturn. This market segment generates a disproportionate amount of profit for network airlines, particularly in long-haul markets.

Many passengers traveling on premium seats are on business, which is driven by international trade and financial activity. Growth in premium travel fits closely with world trade trends. This is consistent with the view that the loss of premium passengers early in 2009 was due to the unprecedented downturn in economic activity and world trade and not to a structural loss.

Overall, passenger demand dropped 2.1% in 2009. By December, though, traffic was up 8.4% on the February low and was rising at an annualized rate of 9% in the first quarter of 2010. The travel upturn during late 2009 and early 2010 was not even across markets. Weak economic activity in Europe, and to a lesser extent in North America, led to travel remaining fragile within and between these important markets. By contrast, strong economic recoveries in Asia and South America generated robust upturns in travel in those markets. Middle Eastern travel markets benefited from regional economic growth and continued market share gains in longhaul markets connecting over Middle Eastern hubs.

 

IATA Membership – as of 1 May 2010 – Active Members

IATA Membership – as of 1 May 2010 – Active Members

Annual Report IATA 2010 – Page 50 -51 of 1 May 2010

Active Members

Adria Airways

Aegean Airlines

Aer Lingus

Aero República

Aeroflot

Aerolineas Argentinas

Aeromexico

Aerosvit Airlines

Afriqiyah Airways

Aigle Azur

Air Algérie

Air Astana

Air Austral

Air Baltic

Air Berlin

Air Canada

Air China

Air Europa

Air France

Air India (NACIL)

Air Jamaica

Air Koryo

Air Macau

Air Madagascar

Air Malta

Air Mauritius

Air Moldova

Air Namibia

Air New Zealand

Air Niugini

Air Nostrum

Air One

Air Pacific

Air Seychelles

Air Tahiti

Air Tahiti Nui

Air Transat

Air Vanuatu

Air Zimbabwe

Aircalin

Airlink

Alaska Airlines

Alitalia

All Nippon Airways

American Airlines

Arkia Israeli Airlines

Armavia

Asiana Airlines

Atlas Air

Atlasjet Airlines

Austrian

AVIANCA

Azerbaijan Airlines

B&H Airlines

Bangkok Airways

Belavia—Belarusian Airlines

Biman

Binter Canarias

Blue Panorama

Blue Wings

Blue1

bmi

British Airways

Brussels Airlines

Bulgaria air

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines

Cargojet Airways

Cargolux

Caribbean Airlines

Carpatair

Cathay Pacific

CCM Airlines

China Airlines

China Cargo Airlines

China Eastern

China Southern Airlines

 

 

Cimber Sterling

Cirrus Airlines

CityJet

Comair

Condor

Condor Berlin

Continental Airlines

Continental Micronesia

COPA Airlines

Corsair

Croatia Airlines

Cubana

Cyprus Airways

Czech Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Denim Air

DHL Air

DHL International E.C.

Donavia

Dragonair

Dubrovnik Airline

Egyptair

EL AL

Emirates

Estonian Air

Ethiopian Airlines

Etihad Airways

Eurowings

EVA Air

Federal Express

Finnair

flybe

Freebird Airlines

Garuda

Georgian Airways

Gulf Air

Hahn Air

Hainan Airlines

Hapag Lloyd

Hawaiian Airlines

Hemus Air

Hong Kong Express Airways

IBERIA

Icelandair

Interair

Iran Air

Iran Aseman Airlines

Israir

JALways

Japan Airlines

Jat Airways

Jet Airways

JetBlue

Jet Lite

Jordan Aviation

Kenya Airways

Kingfisher Airlines

Kish Air

KLM

Korean Air

Kuwait Airways

LACSA

LAM—Linhas Aéreas de

Moçambique

Lan Airlines

Lan Argentina

Lan Chile Cargo

Lan Perú

Lan Ecuador

Lauda Air

Libyan Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines

LTU

Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo

Luxair

 

 

Mahan Air

Malaysia Airlines

MALEV

Malmö Aviation

MAS AIR

MEA—Middle East Airlines

Meridiana fly

Méxicana

MIAT—Mongolian Airlines

Montenegro Airlines

Nigerian Eagle

Nippon Cargo Airlines

Oman Air

Onur Air

PAL—Philippine Airlines

Pegasus Airlines

PGA—Portugália Airlines

PIA—Pakistan International Airlines

PLUNA

Precision Air

Qantas

Qatar Airways

Rossiya—Russian Airlines

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Brunei

Royal Jordanian

SAA-South African Airways

SAS

Saudi Arabian Airlines

Shandong Airlines

Shanghai Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines

SIA—Singapore Airlines

SIA—Singapore Airlines Cargo

Siberia Airlines

Sichuan Airlines

Silkair

Skyways

South African Express Airways

Spanair

SriLankan Airlines

Sudan Airways

Surinam Airways

SWISS

Syrianair

TAAG—Angola Airlines

TACA

TACA Peru

TACV Cabo Verde Airlines

TAM—Transportes Aéreos del Mercosur

TAM Linhas Aéreas

TAME—Linea Aérea del Ecuador

TAP—Air Portugal

TAROM

Thai Airways International

THY—Turkish Airlines

TNT Airways

Transaero

TransAsia Airways

Tunis Air

Ukraine International Airlines

United Airlines

UPS Airlines

US Airways

UT air

Vietnam Airlines

Virgin Atlantic

Vladivostok Air

Volga-Dnepr Airlines

VRG Linhas Aéreas

Wataniya Airways

White Airways

Wideroe

Xiamen Airlines

Yemenia

Associate members

Austral

Lufthansa CityLine

Safair

SATA Air Açores

Volaris

 

 

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oleh Mustafa Tope pada 04 Oktober 2010 jam 4:43

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