On 21st December 2007, nine EU countries joined the Schengen zone. The new countries are Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta. Schengen zone allows people to travel within the EU without having their passports checked. Experts agree that this is an important development for the tourism industry.
Another year has just started and the keen travelers have already started finalizing their plans regarding desired holidays. While the tourists are considering what great destinations to visit and where to stay, countries are preparing for the ‘tourist attack’. New luxurious hotels are about to be introduced to the public all over the globe. As the hunger for travel increases, those who want to profit from it need to prove they deserve it.
The only thing Shakespeare had to do was to use them as a setting of his plays. And the effect? Immense popularity and appeal of all the castles, mansions or houses he put into his works. For many people these places became almost sacred. No wonder, that thousands of tourists travel each year to Denmark, to visit the infamous Kronborg Castle, the legendary home of Hamlet.
Many holiday makers invest a lot of their time and money into inventing new, appealing destinations for their holiday. However, those who are not exactly fond of crowds may face a slight difficulty as the tourist industry has been rapidly growing. More and more people are keen on traveling and exploring the planet. One of the precious, lonely places still unspoilt by incoming hordes of travelers is Papua New Guinea (PNG). Especially active adventure seekers will find this land a paradise.
In 1625, one of the most spectacular tribal kingdoms was founded in Africa. Formerly known as Dahomey, the kingdom was founded by the Fon people and the surprising number of only 12 kings reigned here until cca 1900. Nowadays, the curious tourists may visit the site of the once magnificent Royal Palaces of Abomey (or Dahomey) in Benin.
Ahmadabad in Gujarat, India is a city with long history and several million inhabitants. Once called the Manchester of the East (it is famous for its textile industry), this city has been a Mecca of artists. Nowadays, it houses many educational and creative institutes, e.g. the National Institute of Design, The School of Architecture, or The Kanoria Centre for the Arts. The newest attractive invention of Ahmadabad is Arts Reverie – a hotel designed exclusively for artists.
The Scottish folk often prides itself in its specific and very unique traditions and habits. The Scots like to emphasize their history and worship the great personas who elevated their country and put it on the map of Europe. The rough character of the true Scotland appeals to many tourists who want to fully experience its uniqueness. The ideal place which represents the core of ‘Scottishness’ itself are the Hebride islands, an archipelago located off the northwest coast of Scotland.
When the holiday season approaches, many tourists start imagining themselves lying somewhere on a beautiful beach, holding a cocktail maybe with the little umbrellas, swimming in a turquoise sea or just relaxing in the sun. The perfect area where one simply cannot go wrong is the Caribbean. Hoards of tourists cruise its waters to find their ultimate dream vacation. For those, whose main decisive factor as far as holiday goes are beaches, Antigua is the ideal place to go.
Airlines will tell you that luggage going missing is a rare event and that even if your bags do decide to take a trip in a different direction than you are going, then they will be easily recovered. The sad fact is that this idea is not necessarily true.
Computers and the Internet in particular have changed the hospitality industry considerably. The number of customers who book their holiday via the Internet is continuously rising. It is estimated that this development will even accelerate in the upcoming years.
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