34 interesting tourism facts.

1- Travel can help improve your problem solving skills.


2- Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease.


3- One out of eight jobs in the U.S. depends on travel and tourism.


4- Travel has been shown to help aid those suffering from depression.

5- France is the most visited country in the world.


6- Honolulu is the only place in the U.S. that has a royal palace.


7- With more than 3 million lakes, Canada has the most lakes in the world.


8- Monaco is smaller than Central Park in New York City.


9- The San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile has the world’s largest swimming pool. It holds 66 million gallons.


10- The largest hotel in the world is the Izmailovo Hotel in Russia. It can  accommodate over 7,500 guests.


11- Tourism is worth more than £120billion a year to the UK.


12- The only countries that attract more tourists than the UK are France, USA, Spain, China, Italy, Turkey and Germany.


13- Nearly three million people in the UK are employed in the tourism-related industry.


14- Tourism accounts for five per cent of the world’s economy.


15- San Francisco’s famous suspension bridge isn’t actually gold; its official paint colour is ‘international orange.’


16- Hong Kong’s skyline features more skyscrapers than New York City.


17- Reaching triumphantly skyward over the waters of New York City’s harbour, the Statue of Liberty is one of America’s most beloved attractions.


18- For more than 600 Parisians, the elegant Eiffel Tower serves as their daily workplace.


19- Tibet’s Tsangpo Canyon holds the title as the planet’s biggest, deepest canyon.


20- According to the City of Niagara Falls, over 6 million cubic feet of water hurls over the top of Canada’s Horseshoe Falls every minute.


21- NASA states that the Great Wall of China is not visible from the moon.


22- Time Out’s City Index named Mexico City as the 6th most fun city in the world.


23- A total 7.86 million Americans visited #Mexico from January to October 2016.


24- Tourism in Tasmania directly and indirectly contributes about $2.3 billion or 9.1 per cent to Gross State Product.


25- Tourism directly and indirectly supports around 38 000 jobs in Tasmania or about 16.2 per cent of total Tasmanian employment.


26- Tasmania’s tourism industry is made up of around 1859 separate businesses.


27- The US is Britain’s most valuable tourism source market, with 4.3 million visits recorded in 2016.


28- Tourism is worth £127 billion annually to the UK economy.


29- A record 24 million tourists visited Japan in 2016, nearly double the figure two years before.


30- In 2015, some 31.5 million people visited London.


31- The dominion of skiers in the winter months, the Alps transform as the snow thaws.


32- Finland’s newest national park (opened in June 2017) is in the wild northeast of the country.


33- Long bright summer days pass delightfully slowly in Swedens most southerly region.


34- Vancouver Island’s mind-blowingly diverse ecosystem gets ever more wild as you head north.