Tourism is a huge industry worldwide. With the United Nations World Tourism Organization reporting a revenues surpassing $1trillion in 2011. Tourism and especially international is bigger than oil, automobile and food industry, in some cases tourism makes up a great portion of some countries economies. Indeed travel is a big business and below are listed some of the best official tourism websites. Much like the top 11 US tourism websites, there are fun facts listed about each country.
Fun Fact: Australia’s six states became a nation under a single constitution on 1 January 1901. Today Australia is home to people from more than 200 countries.
Fun Fact: Brazil is in the route of most international airlines, and Brazilian airports have invested heavily in improving their infrastructure, providing greater accessibility and comfort to tourists.
Fun Fact: The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning “village” or “settlement”.
Fun Fact: Ecuador is located on the equatorial line in northwestern South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean to the west, Colombia to the north, and Peru to the south and east.
Fun Fact: Windsor Castle is the world’s largest occupied castle, bursting with a thousand years of history.
Fun Fact: The Imperial Forums in Rome include a series of monumental piazzas built between 46 BC and 113 AD.
Fun Fact: According to mythology, Japan’s ancient history is tied to the sun goddess, Amaterasu, who sent one of her descendants to the island of Kyushu to unify the people.
Fun Fact: The inhabitants of this modern country use their land and other resources to create unrivalled handicrafts and a varied and colorful cuisine.
Visit New Zealand
Fun Fact: About the size of Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only four million people so it’s gloriously uncrowded.
Visit Puerto Rico
Fun Fact: The unofficial mascot is a tiny tree frog called the coquí, which is found only in Puerto Rico; you’ll hear its unique “ko-kee” melody all around the island.
Fun Fact: The festival of Moors and Christians is the biggest event of the year in Villajoyosa. The festival has been held for over 250 years in honour of Santa Marta (St. Martha) and commemorates events which occurred in 1538, when Berber pirates led by Zalé-Arraez tried to attack Villajoyosa.
These were just some of the sites from around the web. Please list your favorites in the comments section below.
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