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Home > News > What You May Not Know About Tourism.
What You May Not Know About Tourism.07.05.2020 10:47
We all love to travel, but do we know everything about tourism?
 
Tourism is a variety of countries, peoples and cultures. Everyone can find something interesting for themselves while traveling. Therefore, today you can learn some new facts about tourism or check how well you know tourism.
 
1. The word "tourist" appeared in 1760 and meant individuals who traveled on vacation.
 
2. Since September 27, 1980, International Tourism Day is celebrated annually. The date was not chosen by chance, on this day in 1970 the UNWTO Charter was adopted.
 
3. Science has proven that travel makes us healthier. Traveling reduces stress and the risk of cardiovascular disease, and travel has a number of amazing benefits. They range from strengthening our relationship to helping us define who we are. Travel also helps to improve problem-solving skills and boost creativity.
 
4. Couples who travel together become more intimate with each other. Couples who travel together tend to have stronger relationships. People become close when they need to trust each other in new situations and circumstances.
 
5. Money spent on travel, like travel itself, is more likely to bring lasting happiness than money spent on material things. Since a person quickly gets used to material things, the happiness from the purchase will be forgotten very quickly. And the memories of the trip will delight you much more and much longer.
 
6. The desire to travel can be at the genetic level. This gene has been called the "wanderlust gene" and it is linked to dopamine levels in the brain, which can increase curiosity and anxiety.
 
7. All the money that tourists throw into the Roman Trevi Fountain every day is collected at night and donated to charities.
 
8. In a small town in Italy you can find a free wine fountain. Ortona is at the end of the Cammino di San Tommaso hiking trail. Wine is provided by the local winery - Dora Sarchese Vineyard. The fountain is available around the clock for everyone.
 
9. Nearly 850 languages ​​are spoken in New Guinea, making New Guinea the most linguistically diverse place on the planet.
 
10. Canada has more than 2 million lakes and this is more than the rest of the world. About 60% of the world's lakes are located in Canada, which means that about 9% of Canada's territory is covered with fresh water.
 
11. If you really like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and you would like to have a piece of the bridge at home, then especially for you on the official website of the bridge (www.goldengate.org) there is a color formula used to achieve this orange hue. By the way, the color of the paint is officially called “international orange”.
 
12. If you call the London Parliament Tower the Big Ben Tower, then you are mistaken. According to the website of the UK Parliament (www.parliament.uk), the tower is called the Clock Tower, and since 2012 it is officially called Elizabeth Tower. But Big Ben is the nickname for one of the largest bells.
 
13. Did you know that when it was built in 1923, the Hollywood sign was just a billboard? The sign originally read "Hollywoodland" and it was an advertisement for luxury real estate in Los Angeles and it was planned that the billboard would only stand for a year. But everyone liked the inscription so much that after 80 years it stands in the same place and attracts tourists from all over the world who dream of Hollywood.
 
14. The shortest city name in the world. In Norway, there is a city that is known as "A". The city is popular among tourists not only for its unusual name, but for its delightful snow-covered areas.
 
15. The longest title in the world. The longest name belongs to a hilly area near Porangahau, New Zealand. And this name looks like this:
"Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu", the locals shorten the name to Taumata. The number of letters in the name varies from 83 to 92, but in any case, the name is included in the Guinness Book of Records. If you are wondering what this name means, then the approximate translation would be: "Top of the hill where Tamatea, a man with big knees who rolled, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as an eater of the earth, played his flute for his beloved."
 
 
Visa Section Manager
Maria Ilyenko
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