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Traveling and visiting other places for pleasure is one of the most desirable and rewarding activities we can do. Traveling allows us to learn and to grow in experiences, as we know of different peoples, places, customs and cultures. All these experiences enrich our life and offer us new points of view and understanding of our own personal condition.

Even when we travel around the same state or the same country of ours, traveling is educational and it could bring to us benefits to our health, as it could be a stress relaxing exercise. Naturally, we are talking about a pleasure trip where we leave behind our daily baggage of preoccupations and city stressing events such as our job, traffic and/or usual commuting expedition.

Going places is an action that seems to be deeply rooted in us and because the facilities and the cost of travel has decreased in the several previous decades, many more people now are traveling form one place to another during the entire year.

Imagine this, in 1950 the approximate cost to visit Europe per person was $1,200.00 (more or less), but in the same year, the USA average annual salary was $2992, the US dollar was $4 to £1.

In 1955 about 60% of Americans were in the middle class, having incomes between $3,000 and $10,000 per year and finally, in 1958 the annual family income reaches $5000 here in the USA.

Visiting Europe in 1950 was a real expense for most Americans. Today, if you check prices around, a trip to Europe comparative to 1950 is much affordable than it was for our countrymen in those years.

Travel is so common these days, that the industry has totally revolutionized the entire world; the economy of many nations depends today in their travel industry and on national and foreign visitors. The following numbers are truly amazing...

Leisure Travel Data

According to the US Travel Answer Sheet, Direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $526 billion in 2010.

Spending on leisure travel generated $82 billion in tax revenue.

3 out of 4 domestic trips taken are for leisure purposes (77%).

U.S. residents logged 1.5 billion person?trips for leisure purposes in 2010.

Top leisure travel activities for U.S. domestic travelers: (1) visiting relatives; (2) shopping; (3) visiting friends; (4) rural sightseeing; and (5) beaches.

Business Travel Data

According to the US Travel Answer Sheet, in 2010, international traveler spending (export receipts) totaled $134 billion and travel spending abroad by Americans totaled $103 billion (travel import payments), creating a trade surplus of $32 billion in favor of the U.S.

For every dollar invested in business travel, businesses benefit from an average of $12.50 in increased revenue and $3.80 in new profits.

Get Amazed At These Numbers...

The U.S. received 59.7 million international arrivals in 2010. Of those, approximately 26.4 million were from overseas markets and 33.4 million were from Canada and Mexico.

International travel spending directly supported about 931,000 U.S. jobs and wages of $24.7 billion.

Direct spending by resident and international travelers in the U.S. averaged $2 billion a day, $86.6 million an hour, $1.4 million a minute and $24,000 a second.

When preparing to travel for leisure, one of the crucial items we need to have is a clear, precise and truthful set of information about all the places we are going to visit; we need to count with enough information to assure us a challenging (maybe) but yes a pleasant trip. This is clearly reflected in our second or third trip to the same location or the same country; we already have the knowledge, the know-how, we already know where things are, where to go and where not to go, what is the hotel we want to be, the locations in town we find interesting and the places where the best food is offered.

This is the knowledge we are seeking from you

If you happen to have taken a trip to any place on earth and want to pass along the knowledge that you have about the place(s), the cost, the climate, the people, food, safety, transportation, what to do there, whatever you can imagine, let us know. Sent you article with pictures and descriptions, the stories and everything about your experience. Give us the advice and the do not’s about it...

The following is a list of links to the articles sent by members of the community

Articles by date of posting

Title of Article
Link to Artícle
Trip to Israel
Mary Murphy
Nov 12, 2008
Description Of My Trip To Israel
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Top Ten Places to Visit in Texas
Top Ten Places to Visit in Texas
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25 Wonderful Places To Visit In Your Lifetime!
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
25 Wonderful Places To Visit In Your Lifetime!
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Top-Ten Places to Visit in Canada
Jyle Dupuis
Top-Ten Places to Visit in Canada
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