History of Tourism – the Beginning of Leisure Tourism 1844

beginning leisure tourism 1844

History of Tourism – the Beginning of Leisure Tourism in 1844 | Tourism means touring for pleasure – traveling for holiday activities only. Traces of recreational journeys one can already find in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. But modern mass tourism did not become an industry until the 1840s in Leicester, England. The following seven

Underrated Tourist Spots – Bourtange, Netherlands

Underrated Tourist Spots Bourtange Netherlands

Underrated Tourist Spots – Bourtange, Netherlands | Fort Bourtange is a star shaped military fort near Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the Silent, leader of the Netherlands. Its purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen, which was unfortunately patrolled by the

Underrated Tourist Spots – Shirakawa-Go, Japan

Underrated tourist spots Shirakawa-go Japan

Underrated Tourist Spots – Shirakawa-Go, Japan | Japan is not famous for preserving historic buildings. But there are exceptions. The villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are a Japanese UNESCO World Heritage Site. These villages are known for their houses constructed in the architectural style “gasshō-zukuri” (合掌造り, prayer-hands construction) Outstanding feature: thatched and steeply slanting roofs

Underrated Tourist Spots – Bibury, England

Underrated Tourist Spots Bibury England

Underrated Tourist Spots – Bibury, England | This spot is featured on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports! Bibury is not just a village in Gloucestershire. It is a nationally notable architectural conservation area of the UK. Located on both banks of the River Coln, the village recently became a major destination for

Underrated Tourist Spots – Popeye Village, Malta

Underrated tourist spots Popeye village Malta

Underrated Tourist Spots – Popeye Village, Malta | Popeye Village – also known as Sweethaven Village – has never been a real village. It was built in 1979, and it’s just a group of 19 ramshackle wooden buildings located at Anchor Bay in Malta. That’s 2 miles away from a real village called Melliena. Popeye Village

Underrated Tourist spots – Cesky Krumlov

Underrated tourist spots Cesky Krumlov

Underrated Tourist spots – Cesky Krumlov | The small town of Cesky Krumlov was first mentioned in 1240. In the late 15th century gold was found next to the town and German miners flocked in. For centuries the area around Cesky Krumlov was part of various German-Austrian territories. But in 1945 – after World War