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Fastest Growing Destinations For 2012, According To MasterCard Study (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2012

Everyone has an opinion about where to go next, or where the next hot spot will be. MasterCard took that understanding and put it to a scientific test, which the company revealed in its WorldWide Insights study, released Wednesday.

The study looks at the already-established destinations such as London, Paris and New York but also examines the up-and-comers by checking data of incoming international flights and their capacity, as researched by OAG Global.

MasterCard found that seven of the 20 emerging destinations can be found in Asia and the Pacific; four in the Middle East and Africa, and six in Latin America. The rest are in Europe and the Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Most Expensive Cities To Travel To Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2012

Most Expensive Cities
Most Expensive Cities For Americans

For a second year in a row, TripAdvisor released its TripIndex list of the most expensive cities for Americans, both abroad and at home.

Like last year’s list, TripAdvisor combined the costs for two travelers to have a one-night stay in a four-star hotel, one cocktail per person, a two-course dinner (with wine), and round-trip taxi fare. That’s based on travel from June through August of this year.

The travel site looked at 48 of the 50 countries around the world that receive the largest number of international visitors, according to stats from the UNWTO. The site also looked at the 15 most popular cities across the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »

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The world’s top ten most desolate countries

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2011

by Justin Delaney (RSS feed)

most desolate

According to a Harvard study
, the earth’s population will hit seven billion humans in a few months. Earlier this summer, Gadling labs profiled the effects of increasing populations on finite land resources by showcasing the world’s most crowded islands. The earth is, in its own way, an island, and 21st century humanity will be presented with the challenge of adapting to rising population levels and static resources.

While countries like India have wrestled with the conundrum of feeding and housing booming population levels in Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai, the countries on this list bear no similarities to the billion strong Indian subcontinent. These countries are the ones with open space – lots of it. Countries like Greenland and Mongolia may someday be utilized for their vast expanses of open terrain, but today they are simply great places to go when you have tired of other human beings.

So while this extraordinarily hot summer may have included elbowing your way through thronged midtown Manhattan in 100 degree heat or hesitantly inhaling the stink rising off the sweaty crowd at Bonnaroo, this list is intended to take you way away from the crowds. From riding a horse through the empty steppes of Mongolia to exploring the glacial highlands ofIceland, each of these countries offers exercises in sweet sweet solitude. None of these countries have more than ten people per square mile.

10 Mauritania
Location: Northwest Africa
Population: 3,069,000
Population density: 8.2 humans per square mile
Primary Airport: Nouakchott International Airport
Primer: Mauritania is a sand swept country offering desolation and one of the lowest GDPs on the African continent. Even the well-traveled must consult an atlas to correctly place the country on their mental map. Heavily mined in the east with empty beaches in the West, the country is one of the least visited locations on the planet. Credit cards are not readily acceptable, rain is scarce, and desert covers over half of this one time French occupation. Throw in strained African/Arab relations and you get a very challenging country to visit.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Buildings (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2011

Most of them terrific
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

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