Many curious people travel the planet, admiring interesting places. They spend considerable money on sightseeing, which replenish the treasury of states. The best excelled in the tourism business are France, USA, China, Spain, Italy.
Popular countries for travel
For twenty years, France has been holding the championship in the 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, and high level of service. France is a compact country, you can quickly move from one locality to another. 700,000 people work in the tourism business.
In the country, everyone will find an interesting place. 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 outdoor activities will love the Cote d’Azur resorts, ski resorts.
The second most visited tourist country is the United States. 59.7 million people come to get acquainted with the best places in the country. Among the cities popular New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago. Four of the ten most popular museums in the world are located in these cities: the Metropolitan Museum, the Getty Museum, the Institute of Art Museum, and the Washington National Museum.
Ethnographic excursions to the places of residence of the Indians, to the ancient cities of the indigenous inhabitants are popular in the USA. Many people want to visit huge national parks located in different climatic zones.
In recent years, the number of tourists visiting China has increased dramatically and reached 55.7 million. The tourism industry works in three areas: nature, art and culture, folk and religious traditions. Natural monuments primarily include mountains historically associated with Buddhism or Taoism. There are many beautiful waterfalls, lakes, gorges and caves..
Tourists are always interested in the Great Wall of China, 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 the festival of purification of water.
Spain is a little inferior in attendance to China – 52.7 million tourists. Travelers are mainly attracted to beach vacations. Canary Islands welcome tourists all year round. Mallorca, Ibiza, the Balearic Islands are not far behind. The most popular destination in Spain is the Costa Blanca..
Tourists do not neglect historical places, they are pleased to visit Madrid and Barcelona. UNESCO World Heritage Site includes 44 sites in Spain, of which 12 are cities. More internationally recognized places only in Italy. Vacationers come to enjoy various festivals dedicated to religious patrons and local traditions. In the evening, Spain is transforming, night clubs, discos make night life in the country the best in the world..
A huge number of attractions attract tourists to Italy. 43.6 million people visit this country annually. The main excursions are connected with the study of Ancient Rome. Italy – the cradle of civilization – has preserved many historical monuments. The government allocates large amounts of money annually to restore historical monuments. Few who leave the country without seeing the Colosseum, the Chianti hills, Vatican Museum.
Popular cities for travelers are Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence. The southern regions of the country are popular among visitors who focus on beach vacations and original cuisine. Mountain and lake tourism are valued in the central and northern parts of the country..
Tourist preferences of Russians differ from global ones. Most often, tourists travel to Turkey, Greece and Spain..