And here is my favourite topic for the day, vacations. Ecotourism has made its mark worldwide as a popular way to see the sights without leaving a trace. Such tourism could grow to 25% of the global travel market within six years and account for $470 billion a year in revenues, according to The International Ecotourism Society.
More at The World’s Best Green Vacations
Security is getting beyond ridiculous when we travel… but i guess we are stretching our imaginations if we think a virtual holiday can compete with a real holiday… The article below suggests it may…
CYBERSPACE could be the next big holiday destination. No more worrying about excess baggage, now to get away from it all, all you need is broadband.
Dream holidays are now within the reach of millions more people – at least in the virtual online world of Second Life, where a burgeoning tourism sector has sprung up.
Second Life is one of the most famous virtual worlds on offer. It has attracted 7.5 million members since first developed by San Francisco-based developers Linden Lab in 2003. A cross between a computer game and a chat room, these digital worlds let visitors explore 3D virtual environments and interact with one another in cyberspace.
Linden Lab take a very hands-off approach in Second Life so what you see there is created by and for its ‘residents’, and it is a very entrepreneurial world.
Read more at : News.com.au
Has SIA seen a BAN from the US coming…