Travel and tourism is the largest business in the world – in terms turnover as well as the number of people employed, directly and indirectly. This means that a lot of people are involved in making our journey more comfortable. So, when we go somewhere, we find taxis and hotels, restaurants to feed our hungry stomachs, cultural festivals, exhibitions and movie multiplexes to entertain us. This means people telling us where to go, what to do, as well as arranging for them on our behalf. This also means that there can hardly be any modern Ulysses or a Scott – all that is to be charted and discovered is done.
However, it meant that now we can follow on the footsteps of those adventurous trails – from the route of Marco Polo to the disastrous route of Titanic, all are valid objects of tourist pilgrimage. Behind the rise of this tourist revolution are a lot of factors – desire for respite from the mundane of everyday life; increased information about all the places of the world; improved tourist infrastructure ensuring the basic minimum; lowering of boundary restrictions, etc.
Increasing prosperity in many countries have enabled many to bear the expenses of travel, which have come down either way. In short, never was there such a craze for traveling, nor were there ever such opportunities. Thus, the numerous places of the world are more accessible today. The many travel deals make possible a feast of spectacular views, entertainment, mouth-watering food, lavish accommodation, adventure and recreation.