Sao Tome notes, ever heard of it?, pic from banknotenews.com
A traveler need money changer to exchange the notes to the desired country banknotes. Before that usually we find out the exchange rates first on the Internet to get roughly estimate about current rates. We seldom think about the notes design and appearances.
Of course they are people who appreciate bank notes from around the world and they follow updates about world bank notes. This people not necessarily bankers or finance guy, this is some kind of hobby. Ebay is common place for banknotes collectors to find rare and old notes around the world. The website banknotenews.com got plenty of world banknotes updates from enthusiast.
I don’t know if it is a paid advertising or not but the impact is good for tourism players. For example when I read the article in travel daily news website, I notice an advertisement on top about Puteri Hotel Melaka from tripadvisor. So when we click at Puteri Hotel link it will go to tripadvisor website showing the customers review about the hotel.
One thing for sure that it is very good for a hotel listed on the high rank site like tripadvisor. So the link will show at any related travel tourism website. The drawback is we can’t control the customer review and rating….
You guess what is the most visited tourist attraction on earth? Disney Land? Egypt Pyramid? According to travelandleisure.com, it will be Times Square, New York City, USA. They have summarized about 51 most visited tourist attraction. So Times Square New York City listed in number one with 39,200,000 annual visitors. Although it is only a city street, Times Square, iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”
It will be a proud and exciting moment when Hollywood choose Malaysia as film location. Most of us will remember the Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. Film like this is the best because many of the scenes featuring Malaysia recognizable landmark like The Petronas Twin Towers and Malaysia LRT.
Other that Entrapment, I think International movies that we can remember is Anna & The King, shot somewhere in Perak. Jackie Chan film Police Story 3: Super Cop, few others Hong Kong movies, Bollywood like Yaadein and Don 2.
There are not many duty free place for shopping created by the government because you already know that duty is for our inland revenue. But the government still allowed some place to be duty free for tourist attraction especially for the International tourist. Usually we can find duty free shop at Malaysia International Airport or borders.
From custom dept. website :
Duty Free Shops were established for the first time in Penang following the withdrawal of its free port status towards the end of 1977, with the aim of allowing tourists to gain access of duty free goods in the island.
Although it’s nearly at the end of 2011, the calendar can look good on your space too. Plus this world heritage calendar can educated you about world heritage site around the world, month by month. This calendar is bring to you by Panasonic and UNESCO…
They also have UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary too, with colour photos of World Heritage sites, each accompanied with a short caption….