Rafts, various boats, bots and other vessels, national or recreated according to old models, are very popular.
The pioneer of this area is, without a doubt, the great traveler Thor Heyerdahl. His sailing on the famous rafts “Kon-Tiki”, “Ra”, “Tigris” laid the foundation for a whole direction in extreme tourism – overcoming the seas and oceans alone or in very small groups on very small and fragile rowing vessels.
The famous Norwegian explorer took his first trip together with five comrades back in 1947. The route of a brave group lay along the coast of Peru to the islands of Polynesia. Due to the exceptional decisiveness and ability of the expedition members with whom, using minimal material equipment, they made dangerous sea voyages across the Pacific Ocean, this journey is one of the most daring and outstanding expeditions of the 20th century. Continue reading
Water tourism is classified as an extreme vacation or even a sport dangerous to health and life. Nevertheless, water tourism is one of the most popular varieties of modern travel. As a rule, it is based on overcoming various water routes, both river and sea, on all kinds of watercraft. Water tourism is strongly associated with deep positive emotions, thrills, overcoming difficult routes and, as a result, pride in the journey. It is also important that water tourism allows you to combine the pleasure of adventure with a healthy lifestyle. Water tourism is an extremely broad concept, which includes a large number of its types. Often it is combined with educational tourism, when rafting along the river, vacationers get acquainted with the wonders of local nature, the sights of cities and historical and cultural monuments. The most popular types of water tourism are cruises, river rafting, rafting, sailing trips, kayaking and diving. All of them require travelers to be fit. Continue reading
Outbound tourism is a vacation trip to foreign countries of the world. Thanks to globalization and the simplification of the visa regime by many states, international travel has recently gained incredible popularity. Today, outbound tourism is not only a form of recreation, but also one of the forms of economic, political, social and cultural ties between states. Outbound tourism, as a separate category of trips, is developing extremely dynamically.
If in 1950 25 million people made international trips for tourism, now this figure is more than half a billion people a year. For many countries, international tourism is a solid or even the main source of income from the export of goods and services. In countries such as Panama, Cyprus, Haiti, tourism revenues exceed half of all export earnings. And even quite European and economically developed Spain, Greece and Austria receive more than a third of all export earnings from tourism through tourism. Continue reading