Consumers around the world have become more eco-conscious—concerned about increasing, and increasingly extreme, weather events and natural disasters. As a result, ecotourism is becoming a popular travel choice among vacationers keen to reduce their carbon footprint. “Overtourism” is a relatively new phenomenon that describes exceeding the visitation capacity of a particular attraction or destination. OvertourismContinue reading “What Is Sustainable Travel and Why Is It So Important?”
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4 Amazing Ancient Ruins in Turkey and the Famous Legends Behind Them
With a reputation as the world’s largest outdoor museum, Turkey is home to numerous historically important ancient ruins. Located at the junction between East and West, Turkey was once a powerful hub targeted by a variety of ancient civilizations through the centuries, from the Romans and Greeks to the Persians and Huns. These ancient settlersContinue reading “4 Amazing Ancient Ruins in Turkey and the Famous Legends Behind Them”
What Qualities Are Required to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
An abbreviation for “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,” UNESCO contributes to security and peace by promoting international cooperation in education, culture, science, information, and communication. The organization promotes the sharing of knowledge and the free flow of ideas with the goal of accelerating mutual understanding. UNESCO programs also contribute towards United Nations SustainableContinue reading “What Qualities Are Required to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site? “
5 Astounding World Heritage Sites in the MENA Region and the Near East
From the Pyramids of Giza to the prehistoric cave art of Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria, the Middle East boasts some of the most important cultural attractions in the world. Serving as invaluable symbols of religious, cultural, and national identity, these historic sites attract visitors from around the world. Home to some of the earliest human settlements,Continue reading “5 Astounding World Heritage Sites in the MENA Region and the Near East”
Exploring the Rich History of the Idyllic Greek Island of Spetses
From the Mycenaean Era to the Greek War of Independence, we look at the Greek island of Spetses and its powerful maritime pedigree.
Travel Focus: Exploring the Rich History of the Greek Island of Hydra
We explore Hydra, an idyllic Greek destination, exploring its past and how Hydra’s maritime fleet once dominated the whole of the Mediterranean.
Travel Focus: How International Tourism Has Changed over the Years
Humankind has always felt a strong urge to travel, be it to discover and conquer new realms or simply for enjoyment. Focusing on leisure, learning, and fun, the roots of modern tourism can be traced back to the 17th century when young men from Western and Northern European nobility embarked on “the Grand Tour.” AContinue reading “Travel Focus: How International Tourism Has Changed over the Years“
5 of the Hottest Post-COVID Travel and Tourism Trends Ahead
The spread of COVID-19 around the world, along with subsequent lockdowns, border closures, and quarantining policies, had a catastrophic impact on international travel. According to the International Monetary Fund, tourist arrivals fell globally by over 65 percent in the first half of 2020, with a virtual standstill in April that year. From Africa’s vast safariContinue reading “5 of the Hottest Post-COVID Travel and Tourism Trends Ahead“
7 Unforgettable Attractions That No Visitor to Singapore Should Miss
Comprising 64 offshore islands in addition to the main island, Singapore has delighted travelers for centuries with its opulent splendor. At Jewel Changi Airport, international arrivals are greeted by a space-age indoor garden featuring the world’s largest indoor waterfall, the HSBC Rain Vortex. The waterfall stretches 40 meters into the air and is surrounded byContinue reading “7 Unforgettable Attractions That No Visitor to Singapore Should Miss“
6 of the World’s Most Impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Currently, there are more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To meet UNESCO eligibility criteria, a location must have a cultural or natural heritage that is of “outstanding value to humanity.” Sites must be unique landmarks that are historically and geographically identifiable, with special physical or cultural import. A World Heritage Site may consist ofContinue reading “6 of the World’s Most Impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites “