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Travelling the World and the Recession – Conflictual or Advantageous?
Most of us have felt the ill winds of recession. These have made us more aware of what we spend, and what we spend it on. We have been planning fewer vacations and saved our resources only for the truly worthy things. Some have found that their favorite destinations got to be unaffordable overnight. However, new opportunities have been on the rise, and the world of travel addicts is weaving new dreams.
Since year 2010, world tourism has known an unexpected recovery. This has been shown in the world of travel statistics, and it shed some light on what countries succeed to draw visitors, what they prefer and how they prefer it, all the data helping us contour a portray of today's trends and realities. Do you want to know about tomorrow’s attractive offers? These lie here, in today's charts. The economical crisis has helped reveal overlooked destinations and entertainment possibilities. It is possible now to travel around the world on low cost flights, to go backpacking, to mix and combine, and to really go off the beaten path.
Most of us think that recession has been causing restraint in the world of travel. Far from truth, because the economical crisis made new opportunities arise. For example Greece, a nation badly hit by the recession, lowered the costs of its travel packages to an incredible level, which brought in a substantial new wave of visitors. The win-win situation was achieved by not lowering the standards – one could still have the same wonderful hotels, delicious Mediterranean dishes and, overall, a good all-inclusive stay. Strange as it may sound, recession made travelling the world much easier.
While the mature markets are at a steady pace, emerging ones like South America and Asia are growing rapidly. If you have ambitions of travelling the world, many of the valuable tips to be found are revolving around these large and relatively unknown areas. Nevertheless, this does not mean that today's trends push us to go on a safari or explore rainforests and deserts. There are human communities and bustling cities on these continents, with an incredible flavor and with substance and density. There are amazing people to discover – smart, friendly, interesting, and caring.
Now, if you travel around the world, you have to be more aware of the resources; tourists are more careful in their spending, as statistics show; they rather look for genuine experiences, for the thrills and joys on an exotic place, than for a luxury trip to the beach or to a well-known metropolis. This is also a reason why shorter trips are preferred, because the trend is to be more and more dynamic.