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LIBERTYVILLE, IL - With both the euro and the Greek economy in the pits, this is the year for an affordable trip to the Greek Islands.
The tunnel stank, yet I could scarcely keep from leaping into it after my guide said, “You are now standing on the ruins of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.”
Major corporations and countries are vying to tap into the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travel market --what experts are now calling a $65 billion industry. And that $65 billion is an annual number and just in the United States.
A bar in Venice that is renowned for hosting famous visitors in the past is helping out its modern American patrons with 20% discounts. Harry's Bar near the famous St Mark's Square was a popular watering hole with Orson Welles, Truman Capote and, most famously, Ernest Hemingway.
The dollar's sharp drop on currency markets, along with economic doldrums in the United States are taking their toll on American tourists and expatriates overseas. Even Paris has seen a 10 percent decline in its number-one foreign visitor.
The Tourism and Travel Agents Association plans to price plane tickets and vacation packages in shekels rather than in US dollars, due to the greenback's instability. The change requires government approval. There was sufficient support in the Knesset to pass the initiative, association chairman Kobi Karni said Monday in Eilat.