Monday, December 22, 2014

A Matter of Tourism

This sounds good, correct?

ZAGREB, Croatia – This month, the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) Croatia marks its 2nd anniversary. A highlight of the past IIPT Croatia year was Cycling for Peace. November 2012 with its inaugural session followed by a reception...Louis D’Amore joined in via video link from Vermont, USA, while Sneshka Richter, IIPT Director for Events and Development and Founder of IIPT Croatia, called upon not only representatives of institutions and organizations of importance to the IIPT within the tourism industry, but also individuals from different walks of life, with a clear message that it does not matter in which field we operate; it is important that we can join forces towards common positive goals.

This reads like wonderful news:

SRINAGAR, India - After witnessing worst slump in the wake of floods, the Kashmir tourism industry is fast refurbishing for the upcoming season.  To begin with the tourism department here in association with local stakeholders has decided to organize some cultural and adventurous programs in the run up to the New Year celebrations.

On December 29, Funtoosh- an entertainment firm would organize a skit at SKICC; On Dec 30, there will be a program to be organized by youngsters at Nageen Club and on December 31 tourist department will organize cultural programs at Gulmarg.

From January 3, the department will organize skiing training program in Pahalgam in order to promote it as an alternative skiing destination.

But, as you can expect, this item is to be viewed negatively:

JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli parliament's finance committee on Sunday voted through $3.3 million to build a tourist center at a settlement in the occupied West Bank...The money is for a project at the Barkan settlement in the north of the Palestinian territory, the Knesset statement said.  It comes less than three months before a snap general election on March 17 backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but denounced by the opposition...


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