historical tourism infographics

The importance of tourism to individuals and countries.

  1. Tourism describes the change of human Psyche.
  2. An important factor for the economy in some countries based on national income.
  3. An indirect marketing tool for the countries industries.
  4. Means of exchanging and understanding cultures, customs and traditions among countries.
  5. Tourism can significantly increase employment rate


The destinations around the world received 956 million international tourists between January and September 2016, according to the latest edition of the World Tourism Organization’s Tourism Barometer.

Thus, the number has increased by 34 million more tourists compared to the same period in 2015, an increase of 4 percent.

Demand for international tourism remained strong in the first nine months of 2016, although growth was somewhat moderate.

After a strong start to the momentum at the beginning of the year, growth slowed in the second quarter of the year, resuming progress in the third quarter.

While most of the destinations have been encouraging, other destinations continue to suffer from the consequences of negative events both in countries and regions.

“Tourism is one of the fastest growing and fastest-growing sectors of the economy, but at the same time it is very sensitive to the risks, both real and sensual,” he said. In order to reduce risks, respond effectively and build confidence among travelers. ”

Before the Ministerial Meeting on Safe, Peaceful and Seamless Travel, to be held at the World Travel Market in London on 9 November, he said that “there is no danger zone, and we need to strengthen cooperation to address these global threats, especially those related to security There is also a need to make tourism an integral part of contingency planning and response. ”

“Real crises are often inflated or distorted by misperceptions, and the affected destinations face significant challenges, although demand remains strong globally, and we must support these countries to restore confidence, as this will benefit the entire tourism sector,” Rifai said. And society as a whole. ”

Regional Results

Asia and the Pacific were the fastest growing regions in the world, with international tourist arrivals up by 9 percent by September 2016. All four subregions shared this growth.

Several destinations registered double-digit growth, with the Republic of Korea (+34 percent), Vietnam (+36 percent), Japan (+24 percent) and Sri Lanka (+ 15 percent).

In Europe, the number of incoming international tourists increased by 2 percent between January and September 2016, with strong growth in most destinations.

However, double-digit increases in major destinations such as Spain, Hungary, Portugal, and Ireland were offset by declines in France, Belgium, and Turkey.

As a result, growth was 6 percent in Northern Europe and 5 percent in Central and Eastern Europe, while results were weaker in Western Europe (-1 percent) and in Southern and Mediterranean Europe (+ 0 percent).

In the Americas, the number of international tourists increased by 4 percent until September.

South America (+7 percent) and Central America (+6 percent) topped the results, followed directly by the Caribbean and North America (+4 percent each).

In Africa (+8 percent), sub-Saharan Africa saw a strong recovery during the year as North Africa rebounded in the third quarter.

Available data on the Middle East show a 6 percent drop in arrivals, with results varying from destination to another. The results are gradually improving in the second half of the year in the Middle East and North Africa.

Strong request to travel abroad

The major majority of the world’s major exporting markets recorded a rise in spending on international tourism during the first three to nine years of 2016.

Among the top five export markets, China, the world’s largest export market, continues to push demand, with double-digit growth in spending (+19 percent). Similarly, strong results were reported in the United States (+9%), which benefited the destinations in the Americas and beyond.

The recorded rise in spending was 5 percent in Germany, 10 percent in the UK and 3 percent in France.

In the remaining markets of the top ten markets, spending on tourism grew significantly in Australia and the Republic of Korea (+9 percent each) and moderately in Italy (+3 percent).

In contrast, spending by the Russian Federation fell by 37 percent, while spending by Canada fell slightly by 2 percent.

In parallel with the top ten markets, eight other markets registered double digit growth: Egypt (+38 percent), Argentina (+27 percent), Spain (+ 19 percent), India (+16 percent) 15 percent), Ukraine (+ 15 percent), Ireland (+ 12 percent) and Norway (+ 11 percent).

And the results remain positive.

The oldest 10 historic religious places in the world.

1- The Karnak Temple Egypt

It dates back to the 4th century BC, By Ramses II
Located in Luxor, Egypt
It is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the world.
Even Hollywood cinema is interested in Egyptian relics and already made many films about them.

2- Callanish Stones UK

It is on the island of Louis
Dating from 2900-2600 BC
The legend says that the boulders are the remains of the Giants who refused to convert to Christianity.

3- The Ziggurat of Ur Iraq

Back to the second millennium BC
The construction of these temples dates back to the Bronze Age
The reason for its construction is in honor of the god Nana

4- Pyramids of Teotihuacan Mexico

It is one of the largest cities in the world.
It has two great pyramids of the sun and the moon.
These pyramids were used in animal and human sacrifice for gods.

5- Delphi Greece

It was the center of worship of the god Apollo.
Respect all Greek cities.
The remains of the temple are now located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, the home of Moses.
The ruins of the temples and shrines of Delphi are still the source of advice to the state through Oracle, who is his priest in this temple.

6- Borobudur Indonesia

An 8th-century Buddhist temple lost in the forest until it was rediscovered in the 19th century.
It consists of 2 million cubic feet of stone in 6 square shaped pallets.
The six levels are a path to reach the top of the temple.
The road to the top of the temple is estimated at 2 miles and displays pictures and quotations about Buddha and his history.

7- The Caves of Ajanta India

Our Agata caves are in Maharashtra, India.
The number of sculptures in these caves is 5225.
Reconstruction of these caves ranges from 200-600 AD.

8- The Pantheon Rome

It is one of the best Roman buildings.
Designed by Emperor Hadrian and built in 126 AD.
The building was converted into a church in the 7th century.
It is similar to the classical style of the Roman temple.

9- The Hypogeum Malta

Malta is the upper part of Hypogeum and was built in 3500 BC.
The only example of a prehistoric temple was built underground.
Turned into a cemetery at some point in the past.
It is a combination of natural caves and fossils on three levels.

10- Göbekli Tepe Turkey

It is the oldest man-made temple discovered.
Consists of 20 circular temples distributed on a top hill.
The remaining ones are the large limestone columns decorated with carved animal drawings.
And dates back to the millennium BC.