Asia witnesses an increase in the numbers of women traveling abroad. Women have significant influence over the purchase of family travel and they themselves travel more and more these days. “Asian women are traveling like never before. From the young to businesswomen to energetic grandmothers, they're traveling more often and further solo, in pairs with their female companions or as members of women-only interest groups,” says Mr. Don Birch, president of Abacus International, an Asia-Pacific travel service firm based in Singapore.
Medical tourism industry is no longer a minor business. Nowadays it is a well-established multibillion-dollar industry. Gone are the times when the only treatments conducted abroad were dental care or plastic surgeries.
Tourism industry is a very important sector of the Australian economy and Australia has lots to offer. There are endless beaches, exotic scenery and wildlife as well as large coastal cities and friendly, relaxed locals. The two most popular destinations on this continent are Sydney and Melbourne. In Sydney a visitor can admire Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge or Bondi Beach. Another famous destination is Far North Queensland including Cairns, known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
Colombia doesn’t belong to the top list of tourist-friendly countries. Many stories circle around the world about its many dangers. However, the government has been trying to promote their country and attract visitors as the potential income from tourist industry would be more than welcomed in the state treasury. Cartagena is a true display of charming architecture, cultural heritage, friendly people and enchanting atmosphere – and has the potential to overpower many of the prejudices held against Colombia.
Usually, parents dread the time when they need to start planning next year’s holiday for the whole family. The kids don’t like too much culture and museums; walking around the historical monuments is clearly something they cannot appreciate. And baking in the sun on a white beach all day long without anything else to do is out of the question as well. There is another way. Already, tourist operators have started focusing on designing family trips which will keep the kids and parents busy, though not exhausted. For those interested, Canada is the place to go.
Skiing is great fun and those who are devoted to this sport seek out opportunities to practice it any time of the year. Of course, there is the possibility to ski down the glaciers, though it is very different from the rich and light snows of January. Many ski resorts – for this reason – close for the summer. On the other hand, many have successfully launched very appealing projects that effectively draw adventure tourists from all over the world. Visiting Vermont, Massachusetts or New Hampshire is no longer awkward in the hot summer months.
As the population on our planet grows and the tourism industry develops, there are more and more spas as well as spa-goers. Spas are increasingly popular and the trend is going to continue. There are still new spas emerging as well as new spa services. Spas are not only a place where you can get a massage; it is also a hub of social mingling. There are various new trends in the spa industry.
Canada is now viewed as the world’s most popular destination for gays and lesbians to take their holidays. They do not only arrive from the neighbouring United States, yet also arrive from Europe and other parts of the Americas. Canada is simply famous amongst gay and lesbian communities for its extremely welcoming attitude to these people and the friendliness levels have been compared with those in the Netherlands, France, Australia and Britain.
The South-European Spain provides many attractions for tourists. Its fabulous beaches, warm waters, great food and lively music draw visitors from all over the world. Adventurers, art lovers, history admirers – everyone is satisfied with this beautifully diverse country. Nevertheless, there is yet another way of how to appreciate Spain’s treasures; and it isn’t for the faint-hearted. Some call it The Way of St. James, some The Camino de Santiago – it is a famous route taking the pilgrims some 800 km from France to the Spanish Santiago de Compostela.
Montecatini is an Italian spa town located in the region of Tuscany in the Pistoia province. The town is well known for its curative springs and is sometimes called Montecatini Terme. The springs have already been known in the ancient times which testify the Roman statues found during the expansion of spa facilities.
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