• Touristic places that you should visit this year

    There are some places in the world that you ought to visit at least once in your lifetime. These places are amongst the most beautiful and the most visited in the world. That’s why they are worth visiting. So, if this year you’re planning to leave your country for vacation, you should absolutely pick one of those destinations. Here is our top 4 of the places to visit absolutely.

    The Eiffel Tower, Paris

    We’ll start our ranking with one of the most beautiful and famous monument in the world; the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower is located at the heart of Paris, the most romantic city in the world. It’s means that you should pick and visit that destination with your lover. You could, as the millions of visitors per annum of the tower, snap a selfie as souvenir.

    Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

    If you want to perform a religious holiday, maybe you should fly to Brazil this Easter, and visit the replica of Christ at Rio. For those who didn’t know it, the status is one of the Seven Wonders in the World and welcome millions of person per year. If you stop there on the day of Easter, you would be amongst some tens of thousands of faithful.

    The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

    This Great Pyramid of Giza is standing since 2500 BC in the desert of the Middle East. The number of people visiting this place per year, estimated to 15 million is unbelievable, but still understandable. This world-famous ancient tomb is indeed the first of the seven Wonder in the World. So, why not going to see this wonder you too?

    Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

    We end our list with the most visited place in the world; the Niagara Falls located on the border between Ontario and New York. If more than 30 million sightseers visit that place, it is because it is very attractive. Every single minute, more than 6 million cubic feet of water rushes in this massive sets of three waterfalls.

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  • Why is ecotourism the future of tourism?

    Tourism is a human activity that has a huge impact in the global economy of the world. While it represents about 10% of global GDP, it also has some damaging side effects on the environment. These damaging impacts lead to the rise of adverse voices criticizing tourism. They think that tourism should be rethought and should shift to ecotourism. Here are why this new tourism trend is the future of the industry.

    Ecotourism reverses the damages of tourism

    For touristic activities, it’s thousands of square kilometers of forest that are destroyed for the construction of facilities. This unfortunately means destruction of the natural habitat of many species of animals. The destruction is coupled with the production of tons of wastes, the depletion of scarce resources. Those situations are the results of the mass tourism that we observed in the last decades. To reverse that, ecotourism focuses on social responsible travel. For example, only a few people are allowed to visit some places. They should use specific means of transport to get there and to move once on the site. Non-motorized boasts and vehicles are better options for motion. All is done to reduce pollution, wasting of resources and to minimize the negative aspects of conventional tourism.

    Ecotourism is sustainable

    Tourists should be aware that without the environment, there could not be tourism. For that, ecotourism is conducted responsibly in a way to protect the environment. It means that it takes care of the environment where it occurs. To make the preservation possible, ecotourists are educated and sensitized on environmental issues. They are taught during the visit how to use natural resources properly to avoid wasting. Because local people are also important stakeholders of tourism, ecotourists are taught how to have a proper collaboration with them. Their wellbeing are also a subject of interest since they are provided the financial benefit of the activity.

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  • Exotic destinations to visit for leisure

    Living in a metropolis exposes us to a very high level of stress every single day of our life. To avoid cracking under pressure, it is sometimes necessary to leave all that behind and travel far from home. This year, for your vacation, you deserve to spend time in the most beautiful places that our planet could offer. Pack your bag and let’s visit some stunning places where you could evacuate your stress.

    French Polynesia

    Beautiful destinations are numerous in French Polynesia. This French overseas territory is full of tropical islands with unique beauty. In French Polynesia, you could visit Tahiti, Bora Bora, Maupiti or Taha’a. No matter where you set your foot, there are a lot of activities to do. It could vary from hiking to exploration of the underwater world, or simply stretching out on the beach, enjoying the tropical sun. If you want to experience paradise on earth, that should be your pick.

    The Islands of Fiji

    One could describe that destination as the jewel of the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is an isolating destination of wonders. Natural pools with incredible coral reefs, and a set of waterfalls are part of this stunning environment. If you like diving, this place will definitely please you. For explorers, Fiji encompasses a rainforest with rich biodiversity and is even a natural habit for different species of turtle, spinner dolphins and iguana. If you also like sun and sand, beaches with fine sand are awaiting you.

    Maldives

    This year, instead of South Pacific Oceans, you could fly to the Maldives, somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Maldives is an archipelago of more than a thousand islands with two hundred inhabited. This isolated destination could offer you the calm and the serenity that you need to recover from mental fatigue. White sandy beaches, crystal blue water, coral reefs are found in this idyllic vacation spot. As every island of this archipelago is special, you can ride and visit most of them to enjoy at the maximum.

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  • Tourism in context of pandemic

    Ignored for a long time by touristic stakeholders, it is not a secret now that tourism can have bad effects on people's health conditions. It is known now that tourists bring and leave with many diseases during their journey. That’s why drastic measures have been taken on tourism to limit the effect of the recent pandemic. Here is how tourism reacts from this situation.

    A complete fall of tourism

    With the outbreak of the current pandemic and the understanding of its ways of spreading, tourism has been hit very hard. The measures prescribed by the WHO are to close all businesses in order to avoid all contacts since the virus spread through it. A general lock down has also been advised, leading to the closure of borders and the canceling of international and regional flights. Countries have also imposed entry bans, restrictions for citizens coming from the most affected areas.
    With people enabled to move, and with the awareness of the dangerousness of the virus, tourism has drastically fallen. In the first semester of 2020, UNWTO reported a drop of 65% in international tourist arrivals. The global economy has also felt the effect of such necessary measures, with a loss estimated to more than a trillion dollars last year.

    Some countries try to adapt

    With the devastating impact of the pandemic in their tourism-dependent economies, some countries try to adapt to the situation. If we could assume that the repercussion of the pandemic in the global economy is bad, it has definitely been worse in those countries. To avoid a permanent shock, politics have taken measures to admit tourists with lower-risk. At their arrival, they’ll undergo a quarantine with special requirements and should undergo the same at their returning home. If all these measures have some good effects on the local economies, it’s not enough for tourism to recover. For that, more measures and strategies, such as shifting toward ecotourism should be taken.

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  • How can tourism affect the economy?

    Throughout the world, we can see many countries relying on tourism for a big part of their annual revenue. Most middle and low income countries with beautiful landscapes and exotic ecosystems are also investing a lot in facilities in order to stimulate tourism. An outside observer could be perplexed on how the movement of persons could affect the economy of a whole nation. If you’re part of this group, this article may help you.

    Tourism is a good way to increase the GDP

    To evaluate the health of an economy, economists use the Gross Domestic Product. It means the total value of all goods and services produced in a country in a given year. And tourism has a fantastic effect on the GDP of the host country. When tourists arrive in an area, they spend money to experience things, for their leisure and sometimes for business motives. All the spending done favors the growth of the GDP because it occurs within the border of the host country. The occurring of activities related to tourism allows the government to have a continual source of income with taxation. As a result, one could easily notice an increase in the wealth of the country.

    Tourism has a spillover effects in the economy

    This is part of the indirect effects of tourism in the local economy. In an area where touristic activities occur, apart from the directly related to tourism, there are a lot of opportunities created in many other sectors. Indirectly, the agricultural sector, the health sector, the communication sector and even the educational sector are positively impacted. Tourism is also good for the economy because it supports the for foreign exchange reserves. In fact, tourists use to spend their money in foreign currencies. The earning of foreign currencies is a good way to stabilize the balance of payment, but also to higher the value of local currency.

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