Bangkok is now the most visited city in the world by international tourists, according to the new Global Destination City Index, eking out London by less than one percent. But foreign visitors still spend more in New York than any other city by a wide margin.
Visitors cover their bodies with black mud at a tourist resort in China.
The spa industry is booming as more men and aging boomers seek pain relief as well as relaxing and luxury treatments, including $1,250 facials. China and India are leading in the growth of the industry.
Reno’s economy relies on gaming and tourism, two industries which have been hit extremely hard by the recession.
December 2007 is when the Great Recession officially began and it officially ended in July 2009. But that doesn’t mean the economy has returned to where it was before the steepest downturn since the Great Depression and may not for years. Employment is not expected to return to its pre-recession peak until 2014, according to a recent report by IHS Global Insight.