When did we start to travel for pleasure?

Tourism as we know it today is a true economic phenomenon that really began in the 18th century. The appearance of the great European journey that the young French, Scandinavian, or Russian people of the high society used to call. The Grand Tour. Since its birth tourism has had time to evolve and diversify.

Medical and aesthetic tourism

The reasons for which we travel today are extremely diverse. This branch of tourism consists of traveling to receive treatment that may not be available in the country of residence or that is better done elsewhere. A sub-branch of medical tourism is aesthetic tourism, which consists of traveling to have cosmetic surgery or beauty treatments.

Gastronomic tourism

Another form of tourism, a culinary tourist is a traveler whose main motivation is to try the food and drink specific to the place where he or she is traveling. If you are passionate about food, or you work in the gastronomy industry looking for new recipes and inspiration this type of tourism could be of interest to you.

Spiritual tourism

Once reserved exclusively for the wealthy, this type of tourism is now open to all for various reasons people decide to visit places of worship around the world. If you are interested in this type of tourism you can go to Turkey to visit the magnificent Blue Mosque or the imposing cathedral of Saint Basil in Russia.

Blue tourism

Also called beach tourism, this kind of tourism is the most popular and widespread form of tourism around the world. This tourism is extremely beneficial for countries with access to the beach and for the islands. The beach and the sun are not only perfect for relaxing, but also for taking beautiful pictures in swimsuits for your

The most popular tourist scams

Traveling for pleasure is how the word tourism has been first defined in the 1930s. Traveling in order to discover new cultures and horizons is nowadays a very popular and relaxing activity that some people even decide to go on a world tour. Because we want you to spend a great time we have made a small selection for you of the most common tourist scams.

Vietnam, Thailand, India, Chile, and Vietnam.

These countries known for the beauty of their landscape and their cultural diversity is a real nest of scam tourists. Public transportation is a real trap for those of us who are not informed. They have a very simple trick where the cab driver makes the trip last as long as possible in order to make you pay more for your trip. Another trick, a little more elaborate this time, is to make you believe that the sites and monuments you want to visit are all closed for some reason. Then He will offer you his help by driving you to stores or travel agencies with whom everything has already been planned, and they will pay him a commission in return.

Argentina, Hong Kong, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Peru

A simple walk in the street can be dangerous if you don't know where you put your feet. A man who claims to be a saint can bless you without your permission and then insists that you pay him. You try to be a good to a woman by buying her milk for her children, and she is actually in cahoots with the store to whom she returns the milk and shares the money. By being careless, your happiness can quickly turn into nightmares due to the many scams that await you during your trip. You are in a country that is not your own, so it is important that you get the right information before making any trip.

Let’s choose your next destination

Traveling to discover new countries is a very soothing activity for human beings. In order for this experience to remain a real pleasure from the beginning to the end, it is necessary to carefully choose the countries you are willing to visit. We have made a ranking of the countries around the world according to their safety for tourists.

The most secured countries in the world.

At the top of this list we have Iceland, which is considered the safest country in the world. In addition, not having to worry about your safety and the various tourist scams you can visit beautiful places such as the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the Thríhnjúkagígur volcano, the Geysir geysers or the spectacular Bolafjall Mountain. Just after Iceland we have New Zealand, popular for its rugby team. New Zealand is also full of spectacular and natural landscapes and sites: you can visit the Moeraki Boulders, these magnificent three-meter spherical rocks washed up on the beach will leave you speechless, or the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.

The most hazardous countries in the world.

Not surprisingly, Afghanistan is one of the least safe countries in the world. Torn by war for decades, the country is not among the top destinations for tourism. This is a great pity as Afghanistan is a very mountainous country and hosts the magnificent Hindu Kuch mountain range, with peaks exceeding 7,500 meters in altitude. Country of the Middle East Yemen is an extremely dangerous country. The civil wars and the famine by which this country is going through make the tourism extremely complicated. The old city of Sana'a, the island of Socotra and the Sultan's palace in Say'ūn are magnificent places, unfortunately made difficult to visit by the different crises that the country is going through.

Is the moon the next tourist destination?

Are you tired of the multitude of landscapes that the planet earth offers us? Maybe you need to see more spectacular sights. Maybe you need to go further. Perhaps you want to visit space or spend the summer on the moon. Space tourism will be possible and sooner than you think.

Why do we want to visit space?

Space represents, contrary to our planet, this infinite space which has not yet been explored and which is so coveted. Many billions have been invested in the exploration of space and for some time now this privilege reserved for the elite among us could soon be more and more open to the public. It was not until the year 2001 that the term space tourism has been made possible for the wealthiest among us who have the dream of going into space. Two possibilities had been offered to people. The first and most expensive one consists in following a long training in order to be able to stay in the International Space Station. The second option and less expensive also especially less unpleasant one consists in spending only a few minutes in suborbital flight.

Where are we today?

Even though it is widely criticized for the risks that space tourism can have on our ecosystem, a lot of money continues to be invested in this form of tourism. South African billionaire Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has announced a space trip for the fall. For the first time tourists will be able to spend several days in orbit around the earth in their capsule. This trip is not cheap, however, as it costs 35 million dollars to reserve a place in the rocket. Although space tourism is still excessively expensive, it will soon become more accessible

Be well-prepared for your vacation

Planning your trip is an important step. Either it is well-prepared or not, this step will largely determine how your trip will turn out. There are many parameters to take into account to have a great vacation.

Establish a Budget

Establishing a budget is the first step for the trip. This step is not to be neglected. You must establish with precision the amount you are ready to invest in transportation, lodging, visits, food, shopping, souvenirs, extracts and unforeseen events. It is imperative that you establish a well-detailed budget, otherwise you may find yourself spending more than you have and hello the damage.

Choose wisely your destination

The choice of the destination is a significant step in planning your trip. Where do you want to go? Do you prefer to go to the beach, or maybe you do prefer the calm that the mountains can offer you. It is important that you make your choice according to your preferences and desires. Do not embark on an adventure if you do not want to go there. Taking into consideration your budget in the choice of the destination is also imperative.

Be well-informed

You have established your budget and chosen your destination based on your budget. Now you need to gather as much information as possible about your destination. You are going to a country where you know neither the culture nor the laws. Do not go there thinking that the practices that are tolerate in your country are also tolerate in theirs. For example, if you like chewing gum, well, chewing gum has been prohibited in Singapore. Get as much information as possible about the laws and culture of the country, ask your friends who may have visited the country and ask them about the pitfalls to avoid and the formalities to complete.