The evolution of technology, the improvement of infrastructure and the lowering of costs means that more and more human beings can travel more frequently and further. The last report of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) issued in 2018 endorses this positive environment for one of the activities that makes us grow as a person, travel.
Traveling you access cultures that are not like yours, to monuments that do not resemble those you know, to gastronomies that bring products and flavors that you cannot imagine to your plate.
But, above all, traveling you meet people who live in different circumstances and societies and that, if you are predisposed to do so, they are more than likely to make you reflect on yours.
Travel enriches and, judging by this report from the World Tourism Organization, we are increasingly more "richer" people.
Eight continuous years of tourist growth This means that 1,326 million people traveled to another country in 2017, 7% more than in the previous year. The largest percentage increase, 9%, occurred in destinations in Africa, although the largest increase in the number of people, 672 million more, was in Europe.
Most of the 1,326 million travelers who arrived at an international destination did so to these, the ten most visited countries in 2017.
Lonely Beach in Koh Chang in Thailand
35.4 million international tourists, including the “Resacón 2” crew at the time, traveled to Thailand, one of the best party destinations in the world, one of the 10 most visited countries in Asia, where it is possible to eat for one euro or celebrate New Year's Eve in one of its best islands, like Koh Samui.
Rostock, Germany, Pullmantur North Fjords Cruises
37.5 million international travelers arrived at the well-known as economic locomotive of Europe, Germany, and its capital, Berlin, where besides museums there are many things to do for free, not forgetting cities like Stuttgart or Dusseldorf.
Fishing, one of the favorite activities in Istanbul