A lot of inquisitive people travel toPlanet, admiring interesting places. They spend considerable funds for sightseeing, which supplement the coffers of the states. Best of all, France, the USA, China, Spain and Italy succeeded in tourism.
Popular countries for travel
For twenty years, France holds theThe number of tourists visiting the country - 76.8 million people. Such fame is explained by a large number of historical places, well thought out transport infrastructure, high level of service. France - a compact country, you can quickly move from one location to another. The tourist business employs 700,000 people.
Everyone will find an interesting place in the country. There are historical places - for example, Gallo-Roman settlements, fortresses, castles. Art lovers can visit the castles of the Loire, see the creations of the greatest masters of the world. Travelers who prefer active recreation, like the resorts of the Côte d'Azur, ski resorts.
The second most visited tourist countryAre considered the USA. 59.7 million people come to know the best places in the country. Among the cities popular are New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago. Four of the ten most popular museums in the world are in these cities: the Metropolitan, the Getty Museum, the Museum of the Institute of Art, the Washington National Museum.
Ethnographic excursions to places popular in the USALiving Indians, in the ancient cities of the indigenous people. Many people want to visit the huge national parks located in different climatic zones.
In recent years, the number of tourists visitingChina, has sharply increased and reached 55.7 million. The tourism industry operates in three directions: nature, art and culture, folk and religious traditions. The natural monuments are, first of all, the mountains, historically associated with Buddhism or Taoism. There are many beautiful waterfalls, lakes, gorges and caves.
Tourists are always interested in the Great ChineseWall, the route of the Great Silk Road, Shaolin and giant Buddha statues. Festivals are popular, for example, in honor of the Goddess of Mercy or a festival of water purification.
A little on attendance is inferior to China Spain -52.7 million tourists. Travelers mainly attract beach holidays. The Canary Islands are happy for tourists all year round. Do not lag behind Mallorca, Ibiza, the Balearic Islands. The most popular place in Spain is the Costa Blanca.
Tourists do not deprive the attention and historicalPlaces, are happy to visit Madrid and Barcelona. The World Heritage of UNESCO includes 44 objects of Spain, of which 12 cities. More globally recognized places are only in Italy. Holidaymakers come to admire a variety of festivals, dedicated to religious patrons and local traditions. In the evening, Spain is transformed, night clubs, discos make the night life in the country the best in the world.
A huge number of attractionsAttracts tourists to Italy. 43.6 million people visit this country every year. The main excursions are connected with the study of Ancient Rome. Italy - the cradle of civilization - has preserved many historical monuments. Every year the government allocates large funds for the restoration of historical monuments. Rarely, who leaves the country without seeing the Colosseum, the Chianti hills, the Vatican Museum.
Popular among travelers is Rome,Milan, Venice and Florence. The southern regions of the country are popular among visitors who focus on beach holidays and original cuisine. In the central and northern parts of the country, mountain and lake tourism are valued.
Travel preferences of Russians differ from the world ones. Most tourists go to Turkey, Greece and Spain.